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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Emergency Liturgy for #Primates2016

To be used if required

GAFCON Bishops: Do you solemnly promise not to let gay people do gay things in gay ways, as it is written?

North American Bishops: Certainly not.

Church of England Bishops: We'd rather hoped to avoid the subject. But now you've brought it up - perhaps we could have some extended conversation, bring everyone's views together? Maybe whiteboard a way forward at the next Lambeth?

Liturgy of Walking Out

GAFCON Bishops: Right, we're off then. Thanks for the coffee.

Other Bishops: Bye then. You won't be setting up any rival congregations in our dioceses will you? Ah.

GAFCON Bishops: Hello, Easyjet? We'd like to reschedule some return flights... HOW MUCH???


3 comments :

  1. I thought after the Gafcon question and the American reply, both sides believed they had come to an agreement and they parted peacefully.

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  2. I suspect the real meeting will be much longer and more tortuous. Sadly.

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  3. All the world's religions seem to thrive on schism. Even atheists, who now have their own church, The Sunday Assembly [I swear I am not making this up], have added greatly to the gaiety of nations by producing their very own schism, resulting from disagreement as to the very definition of atheism: one side believes that an atheist church is one that has no belief in a God; the schismatics think it should be one with a belief in no God.

    At least there's no danger of them burning each other to prove the point - I hope.

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