There's a lot of folk claiming to be the really, really, really true Anglicans. Good for them.
Still, it makes me a bit cantankerous to have the Anglican Church in North America making the claim to be the real Anglican presence in North America, rather that, say, The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, and (depending on where you think North America ends) The Anglican Church of Mexico.
In a like matter, I would suspect it must make the Church in Ghana and the Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, The Most Revd Justice Ofei Akrofi, just a bit indisposed to have there be a church claiming to be the real Anglicans - the Orthodox Anglican Church of Ghana - right there in his home town.
A news story from the Ghana News Agency on the Most Rev. Dr. Jacob Augustine Welborne, trumpets the celebration of Welborne's fifth year as Archbishop. But not to worry. The really really really orthodox Anglicans out there in Ghana are opposed to those awful gay and lesbian people.
The paper reported, "Archbishop Welbourne said the Church is reserved for the godly and abhors evils such as homosexuality and lesbianism, which are shameful, intrinsically disordered, unhealthy and mortally sinful and against natural law."
One presumes that this is the voice of the Orthodox Anglican Communion in place. I wonder where the voice of the Anglican Church in Ghana is?
It is a strange world where the so-called and self styled Orthodox Anglicans are those who have left off having anything to do with the sensibilities of the Church that gave them voice.
These folk are really, really, really far from whatever it means to be Anglican - on more levels than one.