In the AAC's "media advisory" The American Anglican Council : AAC Media Advisory: AAC Prepares for Future with Relocation it was noted, "Following General Convention 2003, the AAC experienced significant growth in membership, staff and scope and is now poised to assist with a new level of realignment. "
"A new level of realignment." Wow! Doesn't that sound like fun! The AAC, who as we know also provides challenge grants for monies to fund the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes, continues to claim that it is a movement within the Episcopal Church, but that claim grows more and more difficult to take seriously. The AAC is acting more and more as an organization ready to pounce, declaring itself to true flag bearer for Anglicanism in these parts. The Advisory clearly indicates that the move to Atlanta is in preparation for a sweep through the South. A new level of realignment will involve "appropriate action (to) assist individuals and congregations in moving forward. There will be much work before us including canonical, legal and property issues as well as mobilizing the faithful to proclaim the Gospel and buildup our congregations.”
The move, dear friends, is to this end: to help people and parishes to get out of the Episcopal Church and into another church community, namely the Network. Having called for people to abandon ship, the AAC now has boats launched. As they row away some may look back and notice the ship is not sinking, but rather moving on. It was not hit by an iceburg, but rather by gust of the Spirit's wind, fortunately blowing in the same direction as the ship itself was going. But it is moving away from the AAC boats. Ah well!