Thinking Anglicans

more on the Ugandan nominee's rejection

The following official statement has been issued:
Statement from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

That page has a link to the audio of the press conference.

There is also a PDF file containing all the correspondence.

Report from ENS Church of Uganda nominee denied participation in Anglican Consultative Council.

Report from Anglican Journal Uganda primate protests decision to disallow delegate to ACC.

Anglican Mainstream has this account from Chris Sugden Report from ACC-14 Day Three: The Anglican Communion Covenant and Uganda’s right to choose its delegate.

And there is a report from Uganda, Uganda People News: Orombi writes to Williams as row in the Anglican Church widens

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Lynn
Lynn
12 years ago

“Archbishop Orombi called the decision disallowing a seat for Philip Ashey unjust, unbiblical, unconstitutional…'”

Unbiblical?

Commentator
Commentator
12 years ago

The Primate of Uganda does NOT think that there are three equal moratoria; we have it in writing. When will the rest of the Anglican Communion wake up to this. There is no willingness to arrive at any settlement other than total submission to the views which he, and his allies, hold.

For once let’s hope that Dr Williams stands firm. Let Archbishop Orombi act as he thinks fit and let others now go ahead with the consecration of honest gay men and women to the episcopate.

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison
12 years ago

For several years I lived and worked in west London. During that time I usually worshipped in a local church, where I served on the PCC, deanery and diocesan synods. About every third week, I came up to the West Midlands to visit my folks, worshipping at a church in the diocese of Lichfield, where I had served on the PCC, as I now do once again. During that time, I represented the Lichfield parish at an annual meeting held in London, because I could get there easily and cost the parish nothing in expenses. Now, if I were the… Read more »

BillyD
12 years ago

“Unbiblical?”

That seems to be Global South code for “We don’t like it.”

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

“it is also a voice for the almost 100,000 orthodox Anglicans in North America who have been persecuted by TEC (The Episcopal Church) and the Anglican Church of Canada, who will not be represented by their delegations to ACC-14, and who will not otherwise have voice or seat at the table of the ACC.””

So, how long did it take for him to put on his persecuted martyr clothes?

drdanfee
drdanfee
12 years ago

Orombi’s latest letter is the same old spin doctoring we have heard from conservative realignment folks, nearly from the public beginning, if not even still yet earlier as described in the schemes and planning documents of outside rightwing USA entities like the Institute for Religion and Democracy (which actually held little respect, either for world religions, or for western and emerging democracies). The really odd bit here is that Orombi still thinks we are all reading at a third or fourth grade level, counting on repeat sound bites and the like, as we weigh what is going on. If his… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
Father Ron Smith
12 years ago

“Yeah, I appreciate that he’s probably calling out the Yanks over some theological issues, but think how this one will play in African churches. The “imperialistic” will strike a chord, I’m sure.” – Posted by: Alan Harrison – Archbishop Orombi’s petulant use of this term may be characteristic of what the conservative African primates will continue to bring up as the primary reason for their attacks on Mother Church. They forget that it was this very imperialism that brought them the freedom of their ability to proclaim the Gospel in the first place. Despite the dismantling of that ‘imperialism’ within… Read more »

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

“probably calling out the Yanks over some theological issues,” No, he has not “called out the Yanks over some theological issues”. He has called faithful Christians apostates, denied their faith, and falsely accused them of persecution. He has allied himself with people who seek to jail gay people and ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS US for five years. He has abetted in the dissemination of lies and slanders against not only gay people, but anyone who dares to suggest that God might love us, indeed, against anyone who does not share his narrow understanding of Christianity. Some of his allies have even… Read more »

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