Archbishop Rowan Williams Neville Chamberlain
I have struggled with this posting for sometime. It gives me no great pleasure to now write this but write it I must. Why do you ask? Well, here, in a nutshell form is the answer:
Dissident Anglican churches in Canada and the United States say they will form a new conservative jurisdiction in the next year, adding that the Archbishop of Canterbury has lost the moral authority to have any real say in blocking the radical move.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury has, through a series of appeasement moves, given away the Anglican Communion. More specifically, The Anglican Church of Canada and The Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Lets take the above statement and dissect it for just a brief moment. We know where ++Rowan Williams personally stands on the issues that separate. That being said he has had a series of meetings with all sides but most recently with Moderator Duncan in an attempt to keep everyone together. On the final day of the Lambeth Conference he gave up our LGBT brothers. On the other hand he has steadfastly refused, according to the conservative fold, to replace all of the apostate churches with the "real deal". He stands neither for TEC/ACoC, nor for his own beliefs and not for the reasseerters. In effect, he has given up all the moral ground and so it is easy to see how the conservative blowhards can utter the words above.
It is way past time to make a decision and to act on that decision. It is time to declare those interloping archbishops inside North America to be legally and morally out of bounds - literally. Furthermore, they each must relinquish ANY claim real or imaginary, permanent or temporary immediately. It is time to declare those bishops that have been deposed to in fact be deposed throughout the Anglican Communion. It is time to take a stand and tell those who would destroy the Episcopal Church in the United States that they have 60 days to be reconciled or to be gone -- yes gone. Out of the Anglican Communion. Don't go away mad just go away. If you all want to start a Church of your own then please do, we wish you well. Just be sure you do it on your time and with your money and not with ours. Mssrs. Duncan, Iker, Ackerman, Schofield, if you want to evangelize then do it the old fashion way -- earn it, stop stealing it. And, by the way, do it without the benefit of orders.
Archbishop Rowan Williams you have been had. Appeasement does not become you any more than it became Mr. Chamberlain. You know it, they know it and we know it.