Skip to comments.More from Archbishop Henry Orombi
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 its put in the most beautiful language that the English would like to put it. Its 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 worlds Anglicans.
As Orombi views it, its 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 thats 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. Thats 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 arent going, and if we dont go there is no Lambeth.
Read the whole thing.
Is the gay bishop they appointed the same gay who left his wife to be with his boyfriend?
Some church or another.
That would be the one.
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.
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