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Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 2/01/2007 | Christopher Johnson

Posted on 02/03/2007 5:14:35 PM PST by sionnsar

If Mark Harris is any indication, the Episcopal left, despite the smack that some of them are running, has gone beyond being worried about Dar es Salaam and is now officially terrified:

It is a time to be watchful, for the adversary is a roaring lion. The first among equals in the lion department is of course the Archbishop of Nigeria. As the Chair of the Global South group and Chair of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa, Archbishop Akinola is a prime mover in the run up to the next Primates Meeting.

In a Living Church article on the place of the Episcopal Church on the agenda of the Primates Meeting, George Conger reports, “Whether the primates will follow the agenda crafted in London by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is uncertain. The agenda for the 2005 primates meeting underwent significant changes as the meeting progressed, and similar changes are anticipated for this meeting. A pre-meeting strategy session for the African primates and other American and international church leaders will be held Feb. 10 in Nairobi, Kenya.” (highlight mine)

This is the second time George has noted that the agenda of past meetings has gotten changed in progress. But the disclosure of the pre-meeting strategy session, including African primates and “other American and international church leaders” is new. Just as was the case at the last Primates Meeting, there is a strategy being developed between some African Primates and members of the American and international alignment community – read the Moderator, the American Anglican Council, Anglican Mission in Americas – and no doubt a considerable investment of time and money. Just who is pulling the strings continues to be a thing of conjecture.

The last Primates meeting was a disaster, with people off in the wings, at local pubs, down the lane and around the corner working the cell phones, having off campus conferences, dinners, celebrations and the like. People just happened by or were supposedly vacationing in the area. We can only hope that this sort of thing will not be repeated. But the gathering of a cabal in a ‘pre meeting strategy session’ is sorry news indeed.

Much is being made here and there about Harris' apparent equation of Peter Akinola with Satan.  And the surprise here is what, exactly?  I've known for a long time that to the Episcopal left, "satanic" means thinking that what Gene Robinson and Susan Russell like to do in their off-hours is a sin.  That Harris would basically come out and say it directly is actually kind of refreshing.

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