I wrote that the conservatives in Dar es Salaam were spitting mad. Now back home, it seems that some of them are planning to just ignore the whole communique. This will get interesting. Example one: The AMiA says, in part:
We remain thankful that the AMiA enjoys a secure home in the Province of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda and the assurances of our Archbishop that this will not change without our request and/or consent.
I get it, AMiA. You're planning to ignore that parts of the communique that require you to work under the jurisdiction of the to-be-appointed primatial vicar? I guess it fits the pattern. Proof-text the Bible. Proof-text Lambeth 1.10. Proof-text the communique.
So, AMiA, will you be so gracious to allow the Episcopal Church to ignore the parts of the communiqe that we don't like, if we so choose?
Also, just for the record, it seems that +Peter Akinola couldn't be bothered to read the communique either. Maybe he was in the conservatives' war room when some of this was discussed. Now it seems he's going around talking about a cessation of "same sex marriage" and the ordination of "homosexuals." Um, +Peter, the communique doesn't address either one. We don't do the first, and we're only talking about bishops who are living in same-sex relationships. No one has said a word asking us to stop ordaining LGBT people, and we fully plan to continue ordaining LGBT deacons and priests.
(My attention was drawn to the AMiA reponse by Mark Harris. His post is well worth reading.)