the Primates are not the body to oversee compliance, the Standing Committee,is and the committee has historic standing in the Communion.
Where in the world did that come from? We all just assumed that the primates were a bit power hungry and if there was any doubt this has removed it. Never mind the Standing Committee, just hand over the jewels to the Primates, after all, who could possibly know better than Peter Akinola and Henri Orombi and Rowan Williams and Greg Venables to name a few. Hell, they would not even sit down with a woman for fear of cooties, why would I want them adjudicate anything of real meaning. Look at the countries they represent and tell me that they stand between the devil and the high road? I think not.
Then there is this even more astounding comment:
it would be strengthened were the Jerusalem Declaration added to the standard of Faith to which all signers were committed and held accountable.
A rather self-serving document written by at least one canon from the Anglican diocese of San Joaquin and with no input from half (or more ) of the Anglican Communion. Lest you think I am kidding, here, in his own words (Bill Gandenberger, former Episcopal priest) from the blog Soundings:
I am writing you on the last day of the GAFCON, or Global Anglican Future Conference, in Jerusalem. It has been a long 10 days since the Bishop and I arrived, with the bulk of my time spent in our hotel, working with the other delegates on a statement that will provide the groundwork for a new, biblically orthodox, mission-focused, global Anglican movement. The Final GAFCON Statement
And then there is this charming little ditty:
It is clear that the revisionists are allergic to any covenant that would interfere with their autonomy, not only in things secondary but in the primary matters of the GospelApparently living up to the gospel of full inclusion: "and the second is like unto it, love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the laws and the prophets." is not what the Global South Primates and GAFCON have in mind. They would prefer to be true to scripture and make everyone live down to the Jerusalem Declaration.
So the reason that GAFCON and the Global South Primates will not sign on the the Anglican Covenant is because they do not get to be the judge, jury and executioner for those who "do wrong".
My final question for this group is: "Who died and left you God?"