The American Anglican Council (AAC) has made the following offer as part of the reconciliation process described by the Communique from the Primate’s meeting:
“[T]he AAC also announced this week its formation of a Communiqué Compliance Office, which will monitor TEC’s acts of compliance and non-compliance with respect to the primates’ requirements throughout the period leading up to the Sept. 30 deadline.
‘As a non-ecclesial body, the AAC is in a unique position to function as a watchdog on TEC’s compliance with the demands of the Dar es Salaam communiqué,’ Canon Anderson explained. ‘Over the coming months, the newly created office will continuously gather information from around the United States and provide monthly accountings to the primates so that there is no doubt where TEC stands when the clock runs out.’
The AAC asks that anyone with pertinent information on TEC compliance to the communiqué’s demands send that information to the AAC by email or U.S. Postal mail.”
As one who is working through the full implications of what the Primate’s have asked of the Episcopal Church, I find this new bureau’s creation a bit premature…
Read the rest here: Press Releases – American Anglican Council Live Website
Gosh, my clergy already joke about mystery worshippers from the IRS. I can’t imagine what they’ll say about AAC informers.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
AAC is doing the pilot for a new TV series, Desperately Seeking Relevance …
David – let me ask a serious question… If a Bishop does not authorize a liturgy, but a priest goes ahead and performs one, what would happen if the bishop does not act to discipline the priest?
I’m asking this question because of the situation in England where such blessings are apparently more common now than they are in the United States – especially since her Majesty’s government has provided legal status for ssu’s.
I would parallel John 3 with what the Lord says in John 12 to his detractors and what he does afterward. I intend to walk in the light of Christ, not the light of the AAC.
I would say that it’s time for a lay apostalate for LGBT Christians when our bishops and priests (our deacons out doing the work among the least) can only think in terms of discipline and order, or privatization of our public lives. If bishops choose to try to enforce church law in lay responsa to the needs of the LGBT organ and those LGBT persons in the world hungry for good news, well, then . St. Paul is the eschatological apostle, the one beyond perfect order of 12 just as Sunday is the 8th day is the eschatological day, one one beyond the perfect order of 7. Speaking of our pastoral care only in terms of order and discipline highlights just why we will need to work out pastoral options of our own.