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Saturday, July 3, 2010

How to Cook A Lobster - San Joaquin Style

The average Episcopalian is beginning to wonder what in the heck is going on with it's Anglican Communion. First, there are forced removals from some of the world wide committees that are part of the outreach of the Anglican Communion and now there is talk of several Archbishops removing themselves from the Anglican Communion Standing Committee.

Well, let's go back to the Jerusalem Declaration. The fun-loving Reverend (now deposed) Bill Gandenberger had a hand in the creation of this document (according to his own statements). Buried in this document is a little line that says
“While acknowledging the nature of Canterbury as an historic see, we do not accept that Anglican identity is determined necessarily through recognition by the Archbishop of Canterbury.”


Interestingly enough, one now has to look very hard to find this statement. If you go to the GAFCON website and look up the Jerusalem Declaration, this statement is no longer there. Why, because the leaders of the Conelonialists are using this document as a blueprint and they are slowly, inexorably, creating their own "Anglican Communion". Whether you know it or not, whether you realize it or not, whether you you want it or not, members of ACNA, including our own John David and his minions, will become the next Anglican Communion without any relationship to the Anglican Church. You will most likely have an African Archbishop as a the new "Archbishop of not-Canterbury" and you will respond to this person as you would respond to the pope.

Just so there is no confusion, I would suggest you speak directly with now deposed Mr. John David Schofield about this turn of events. Oh, but he will tell you just what he told you years ago, "I am not leaving the Episcopal Church" except now he will say, "I am not leaving the Anglican Communion". Hope you remember those words.

So what are all the comings and goings about? Well, nothing my dear sheep, it is about nothing. Please continue to read your 1662 prayer book, please keep sending your money to South America, please keep your women out of the clergy and safely locked away in the kitchen. Soon, this will be all over. Remember when John David Schofield said that for years he had been protecting his "flock" from the evils that were outside the borders of the Diocese of San Joaquin? Well, he has not given up his protecting of you. Just a little while longer and it will all be over, my little prettys. How do you cook a lobster? Well, put the lobster in a pan of cold water and slowly turn up the heat. "Dinner" is not far away now, I like drawn butter with my lobster.

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