In it AAC, ACN and FiFNA (the American Anglican Council, the Anglican Communion Network, and Forward in Faith North America)
"The last seven days have been eventful ones for the worldwide Anglican Communion. The future of our 500–hundred year fellowship has been focused on The Episcopal Church's House of Bishops (HOB). The worldwide Anglican Communion has been looking for clarity, praying for unity, and searching for Christ and His will in our lives. Unfortunately, the HOB has failed the Communion; their continued ambiguity, questioning of basic Christian beliefs, and rejection of obvious Scriptural teaching has widened the gap between them and biblical Christianity."
"…To our disappointment, the House of Bishops (HOB) did not meet the request but offered a carefully crafted response that appears to comply but actually maintains the status quo."
"….We, with others gathered in Pittsburgh for the Common Cause Council of Bishops, are committed to remaining within biblical Christianity even as The Episcopal Church once again has chosen to continue on its own tragic course…"
Well, no news here. At least some of the ACN bishops saw no reason to take part in the deliberations of the HoB at all, some stayed and now want to make sure we know they did not agree with what was written, and some simply kept quiet.
So, the snit was already in place and ready to go. The Archbishops of Nigeria and Kenya have taken no time in making it clear that they don't like what was done either. So at least the ACN bishops, the AAC executive bishop-elect, and the FiFNA bishop elect waiting for an ordaining gaggle of bishops, are all of one mind. Too bad the CANA, Kenya and Uganda bishops at the Common Cause Council of Bishops didn't see fit to join in the chorus. But they will.
In the almost empty theater on Wednesday night I can hear giggling in the third row. I think it is the beginnings of laughter to come. The HOB may have maintained the status quo, but the dissenters are taking the stage with nothing but their snit to carry them. Sooner or later they will be laughed off the stage of history.