I had the strangest feeling of deja vu while reading the communique from the recent gathering of conservative primates in Rwanda. It took me awhile to remember where I had encountered these imperialistic sorts of ideas before. But then it came to me. Have a look here, and you will see that these plans date at least to a meeting among the Anglican Communion Network’s leaders and their allies in the fall of 2003. (The document is Bishop Duncan’s notes on the meeting, which surfaced during a court case.)
For a fuller account of have a look at the second part of my series “Following the Money.”
These folks’ objectives are crystal clear, and they have pursued them with unwavering vigor. Yet we continue to talk to them as though they were interested in reconciliation, when all the conversations do is buy them time to put their plans in order.
Why are we such patsies?