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GAFCON: 'The Banned'

Ruth Gledhill reports from Jerusalem that:

The eight men and women pictured here are on the official list of those to be denied entry to Gafcon shouldthey try to show up. They are Colorado Bishop Robert O’Neill, Nigerian gay activist Davis MacIyalla being embraced by the Church of England’s Rev Colin Coward, Louie Crew, Susan Russell, Scott Gunn and Deborah and Robert Edmunds…

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dodgyvicar
dodgyvicar
13 years ago

How do I get on the banned list?

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

Not really suprising, is it?

Scott Gunn
13 years ago

This just made my day. Maybe even my week.

robroy
robroy
13 years ago

“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.”

Robinson is not invited to Lambeth, but he goes anyway. O’Neill is not invited to GAFCon, but he goes anyway. Hmm, a pattern is developing.

riazat butt
riazat butt
13 years ago

hi TA – not sure how to email you a link so am shamelessly plugging it here. Enjoy http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/23/anglicanism.gayrights

counterlight
13 years ago

Not quite as long as Nixon’s Enemies List, so far.

That these folks even have an enemies list is part of the mounting pile of evidence that their entire cause is driven by spite and built on resentment.

Columba Gilliss
Columba Gilliss
13 years ago

Wouldn’t it be fun to take turns showing up just to keep them singng?

Pat O'Neill
Pat O'Neill
13 years ago

Robroy:

Robinson isn’t going to Lambeth, he’s visiting the United Kingdom. I wasn’t aware he needed an invitation from Canterbury to do that.

And those who would lock the sheep pen to the most vulnerable in the flock are poor shepherds, at best.

Pluralist
13 years ago

Turned out nasty again (and the denials).

Jim Naughton
13 years ago

The Rev. Robert Edmunds was recently appointed chaplain to Bishop Dawani of Jerusalem. So the GAFCON leadership is restricting the movement of Bishop Dawani’s chaplain in Bishop Dawani’s diocese.

Thomas+
Thomas+
13 years ago

And Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Well, not really all. Louie, Robert, Colin, Davis, Susan, Scott, Deborah and Robert need not apply… Sheesh!’ (Mat 11:28, The New Reasserter’s Standard Bible)

Caoilin
Caoilin
13 years ago

According to the article, Bishop O’Neill was invited to Jerusalem by the Bishop of Jerusalem, the host of Gafcon, who was himself not consulted about whether or not it was okay to have the conference in his diocese. This hardly qualifies as gate crashing to me!

drdanfee
drdanfee
13 years ago

Hmmm looks like Akinola is the gate to the realignment sheep pens, then? Guess I’ll graze outside for the time being. Never did fancy imprisonment and torture in Nigeria or Uganda or anywhere, for some reason.

Thanks to Ms B for all her work to shine journalistic lights on GAFCON and conservative realignment.

Elizabeth Kaeton
13 years ago

I am totally jealous that I haven’t been banned. Last time, it was a deck of cards that David Virtue created and I was Seven of Hearts (Louie was Queen of Hearts). My congregation made a T-Shirt with the Seven of Hearts on it, which I wore all over GenCon 2003. Gee, perhaps this means they’ll let me in. Hmm . . . Jerusalem is lovely this time of year. I’m off to check airfares.

Lapinbizarre
Lapinbizarre
13 years ago

Robroy writes “”I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.” Robinson is not invited to Lambeth, but he goes anyway. O’Neill is not invited to GAFCon, but he goes anyway. Hmm, a pattern is developing.” Time magazine’s June 7th piece, “Gay Bishop vs. Straight Bishop” notes of Martyn Minns’ stated intention to stay away from Lambeth, ‘Yet his life will keep him in the general area. “It just so happens that I do have family in England …..… Read more »

Robert ian Williams
Robert ian Williams
13 years ago

What an honour to be on the banned list…funny Rowan isn’t on it.

Malcolm+
13 years ago

The GAFFEPRONE heretics and their “invitation only” gospel.

Quite startlig in it’s arrogance, really. The Chaplain to the Ordinary and a guest of the Ordinary find that a gang og thieves and liars purport to restrict their movements within the Ordinary’s jurisdiction.

Lapinbizarre
Lapinbizarre
13 years ago

Condolences Elizabeth. And Susan made it. The shame!

Treebeard
Treebeard
13 years ago

“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.” Robinson is not invited to Lambeth, but he goes anyway. O’Neill is not invited to GAFCon, but he goes anyway. Hmm, a pattern is developing. Posted by: robroy on Monday, 23 June 2008 at 1:39pm BST I don’t think Jesus was talking about Anglican groupings. I find Robroy’s utterances here regrettable–but not a patch on the good drs postings on titusonenine — as they call it. Postively shameful there, among… Read more »

Christopher Johnson
13 years ago

Why on earth would Dawani pick Edmunds, Jim lad? Did Trinity-Wall Street throw a little money around?

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

Christopher Johnson,

I suggest you find out the FACTS and tell us. NO?

Lapinbizarre
Lapinbizarre
13 years ago

Gafcon supporters, of all folks, ought to be wary of slinging one-liners about who Trinity, Wall Street is backing, Christopher. Fans of Henry “So Much Money” Orombi are not exactly in the strongest of positions from which to be throw stones at others on this count.

Cynthia Gilliatt
Cynthia Gilliatt
13 years ago

I understand that Jerusalem’s Pride celebration will overlap GAFFE-con. Maybe the Pride folks should take the photos of the Banned Eight and make masks of them and then march in the parade, proudly singing the Hymn of Protection …

And I nominate Elizabeth as an Honorary Banned Person, since she was once named by David Virtue as A Major Lesbian.

Erika Baker
Erika Baker
13 years ago

Mother Keaton a major lesbian? And now not banned?? Can we start a campaign?

Treebeard
Treebeard
13 years ago

A Major Lesbian

And David Virtue should know !

(I am greeen with envy)

kdj
kdj
13 years ago

A Major Lesbian? How does one get promoted? I didn’t get that info, but maybe it comes with the mail packet that I never received that details The Gay Agenda.

Leonardo Ricardo
13 years ago

Major Lesbians can be a little *difficult* don’t the Gafconites know this? Don’t say you twern’t warned…but, of course, I’mma forgett’n they don’t have them “hooligan breeders” in Nigeria or Uganda according to Akinola and Orombi (who is just one of the former “skirt chasing” guys in his joventude).

Robert Ian Williams
Robert Ian Williams
13 years ago

As convert to Catholicism, Oscar Wilde said, ” theres one thng worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” No one seems to have got it… A major Conference to defend Orthodoxy. Yet they cannot define orthodoxy, without wall papering over cracks. Christians assembled from five continents, in the very city where The Lord Jesus Christ walked and they cannot agree as to what He meant as regards marriage and divorce…fmale ordination as well ….so they simply ignore it and denounce and exclude their ” enemies”.! As St Paul said, ” Do i become your enemey… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

Caoilin wrote: “According to the article, Bishop O’Neill was invited to Jerusalem by the Bishop of Jerusalem, the host of Gafcon, who was himself not consulted about whether or not it was okay to have the conference in his diocese. This hardly qualifies as gate crashing to me.”

O yes! Gaffecon are gate-chrashing in Jerusalem.

Erika Baker
Erika Baker
13 years ago

KDJ
You will receive The Gay Agenda after you’ve officially joined The Gay Lobby, occasional also called The Gay Lobbies.

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

“the mail packet that I never received that details The Gay Agenda.” Next time I’m in to the office, I’ll get Albert to fax you over a copy. I don’t know how you aren’t on the mailing list. Are you going to the meeting tonight? We’re finalizing plans for the destruction of the faithful remnant. There’s not many left of them now, and since we have operatives at every level of TEC, it won’t be long before they bend to our will. The orgy liturgy is pretty much written, and we’ve pretty much worked out the pseudotheology about Ashera being… Read more »

Treebeard
Treebeard
13 years ago

Look kdj you may spire to Major Lesbian status but be patient— it just grwos on one, creeps up, gradually dawns—

one day –like The Velveteen Rabbit —you (may) find yourself one day a major lesbian !

Of course, you and i are unlikely to have our status confirmed so dramatically or deliciously

(david virute oops shld be virtue, shure knows how to do it !!)

Erika Baker
Erika Baker
13 years ago

Ford
that was confidential, subscriber only information!

Treebeard
Treebeard
13 years ago

Does the gay lobby have an aspedistra growing with-in ? No wonder gaff prone Gafcon are miffed ! It takes time—years and years of devotion and leaf dusting to grow one.

Even the name Gafcon is here today and will be gone tomorrow–alas. I was so sorry when i realised the time-limited nature of Such a delicious name !!

and I’m only a minor lesbian,

mrs trellis *
of north wales

*apologies to Humph

Treebeard
Treebeard
13 years ago

PRESS RELEASE Bursary Award
************** *************

‘It give me great pleasure to announce the

Award for Major Contributions to Lesbian Thought & Life

Sponsored by the Gaffcon Chair Jenson & Committee

Bob Duncan, Big Pete (Akinola) & the Chairman (sic) of Forward in Faith Int

to be known as

The Gaffcon Lesbian Global Major Futures Award ‘

( press release ends)

signed

Big Pete (Five Finger) Akinola Chair

Bob (Two Finger) Duncan Treasurer

mrs trellis of north wales Enrolling Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

“Ford
that was confidential, subscriber only information!

Erika Baker”

Watch, it you two! Someone like Robroy might beleive you…

Erika Baker
Erika Baker
13 years ago

Göran
“Watch, it you two! Someone like Robroy might beleive you”

You mean it’s not true?
But it’s the great gay conspiracy – it HAS to be true!

Cheryl Va.
13 years ago

It’s just a delight that the local bishop has associations with two of the eight “not allowed”. One can not help but be bemused that history might not repeat itself with those who decreed the eight banned are then held in contempt in their own diocese. As they sought to make bishops and archbishops above review and accountability of what they would attempt to apply upon their ministers and parishioners. (Consistency in warnings about legal papers comes to mind). Matthew 7:1-5 As some souls judge so they are judged, remove the plank from one’s own eye before worrying about what… Read more »

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

Ooops. I guess I let the cat out of the bag. I’ll lose my Faggot’s Union card next meeting for sure. And I was doing so much better on that fashion thing too! Ah well, what’s a boy to do?

Lapinbizarre
Lapinbizarre
13 years ago

Also re Christopher Johnson’s smart comment about Robert Edmunds and “Trinity-Wall Street throw[ing] a little money around”, Ruth Gledhill has just revealed that Howard Amahnson is a GAFCON delegate (she also, in this context, links Jim Naughton’s “Following the Money” and pulls off another scoop in posting a photograph of the apparently publicity-shy Amahnson).

Care to comment again on who may or may not be throwing money around, Christopher?

http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/2008/06/whats-going-on.html?cid=120083416#comments

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

“Howard Amahnson is a GAFCON delegate”

Is he even an Anglican?

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

“You mean it’s not true?

But it’s the great gay conspiracy – it HAS to be true!”

Ha, ha! In Robroy’s mind.

REVD.JOHN PORTER
REVD.JOHN PORTER
13 years ago

The attitudes of Gafcon, Reform (“The Taliban of the CofE”), Akinola etc; almost make me ashamed to be an Anglican – have they forgotten an inclusive Christ “who opens wide his arms in love”?

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