"GAFCON recognizing ACNA is similar to Chevy announcing that it recognizes General Motors."
From today's "The Lead" over at Episcopal Cafe: "Dog Bites Man:"
The leaders of GAFCON have found it within their hearts to recognize the schismatic organization that pays their bills. As five of the seven Primates on the GAFCON leadership council already support breakaway congregations within the Episcopal Church, this has the effect of an organization declaring that it recognizes itself. It will be interesting to see whether the mainstream media considers this news, or understands that this is similar to Chevy announcing that it recognizes General Motors.
This recognition, however, cuts against the argument made by the English and Australian branches of GAFCON that theirs is not a schismatic movement, but merely a fellowship within the Anglican Communion. By what authority does a fellowship within the Communion recognizes a group waging a campaign against existing members of the same Communion?
Good question, Jim! Any answers out there?
And they (GM) thought Saturn would save them.
"By what authority does a fellowship within the Communion recognizes a group waging a campaign against existing members of the same Communion?" oh gee, I don't know - maybe by the authority of Scripture, which I would have thought carries a tad more authority than the ABC or the ACC?
and forgive me if I'm wrong, since I don't have a great understanding of the American auto industry, but isn't the analogy the wrong way around? Isn't GAFCON the broader entity, so isn't the analogy more like GM recognising Chevy?
Self recognition! Yes! These guys could use some of that. It seems so obvious that they have precious little time to really take a look at themselves in their zeal to fix what's wrong with the rest of us. Amen Kendall Lockerman
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