The Global Anglican Future Conference just gets weirder and weirder.
At first it was announced to be a Conference to be held in Jerusalem.
The Bishop of Jerusalem thought that was a bad idea. The Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East thought it was a bad idea. No one asked them and no one listened.
Then the Conference was split in two parts, seemingly to respond to a suggestion made by the Bishop of Jerusalem that perhaps if the pilgrimage was to Jerusalem and the conference was separate from that it might be OK. So the Pilgrimage was to be held on June 22-29, preceded by a meeting in Jordan of the leadership team. The distinction, however, was not too clear. I commented on this on my posting, "GAFCON "repackaged" and restructured."
Now there is a letter asking for help getting Global South bishops and others there. Thinking Anglicans carries the letter and Episcopal Cafe comments that "Interesting, too, that all talk of a meeting in Jordan has been dropped for the purposes of this appeal."
GAFCON it appears will do its planning conference in Jerusalem, counter to the wishes of the bishop and the primate. The June 22-29 event is billed as the Conference and Pilgrimage both.
The results? To hell with the Bishop of Jerusalem, the Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and to hell with any of us who notice the complete fabrication that there would be any difference between the Conference and the Pilgrimage. The agenda is set and the pure are invited and never mind that they are not as pure in intention as they claim to be.
This is too much. It is a farce.