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More from Archbishop Henry Orombi
titusonenine ^ | 3/22/2005 | Kendall Harmon

Posted on 03/22/2005 2:50:41 PM PST by sionnsar

“But when 35 Anglican archbishops met last month - Orombi was one who refused to take communion with offending church leaders - it was the US church that was asked to do the walking. The Americans were asked to quit a key representative body until 2008.

“The language is flowery, the meaning is … we suspend you,” Orombi told the Herald yesterday. “But it’s put in the most beautiful language that the English would like to put it. It’s a polite way of saying, ‘please leave the room’.”

Orombi speaks from a position of growing influence, having helped channel discontent among conservative dioceses mainly in Africa and Asia into action against the US church that even the Archbishop of Canterbury was forced to accept with an air of resignation.

He also comes from a position of numerical strength, with the Anglican churches of Uganda and Nigeria making up almost 50 per cent of the world’s Anglicans.

As Orombi views it, it’s the US church and other Anglican liberals that are on the outside looking in. Anglican conservatives are mobilising worldwide, marking a return to the purity of biblical teaching and breaking free of the strictures of denominational consensus.

“The problem with Anglican communion is you are talking about a big family; and the family is like a body,” Orombi says. “If this little finger is aching then the whole body feels the pain and that’s really why we have the problem. So when this finger is cut then we say, how should we heal it. Should we heal it by treatment or should we amputate it so that the body can heal. That’s the question.”

But there can be no reconciliation without the liberal North Americans repenting - and that means abandoning the openly gay bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson.

“If Gene Robinson is going to the next Lambeth [conference] then we aren’t going, and if we don’t go there is no Lambeth.”

Read the whole thing.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: angpost

1 posted on 03/22/2005 2:50:41 PM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 03/22/2005 2:51:40 PM PST by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: sionnsar

Is the gay bishop they appointed the same gay who left his wife to be with his boyfriend?

Some church or another.

3 posted on 03/22/2005 4:31:02 PM PST by BubbaTex (Long time lurker)
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To: BubbaTex

That would be the one.

4 posted on 03/22/2005 7:43:11 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: BubbaTex
He was named, after his premature birth, Vicky Imogene Robinson. He was previously married, had two daughters, went gay after decades of doubt, found boyfriend, claims to have been monogomous to boyfriend for years.

It is notable that before his installment as the Episcopalian bishop of New Hampshire, he claimed that his ministry would have nothing to do with his homosexuality. He has never shut up about homosexulity ever since.

5 posted on 03/23/2005 9:20:42 AM PST by xJones
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