Try as I might, Bishop Bobby Duncan's claim that Rick Warren’s pseudo-Baptist flock at Saddleback are part of the Common Cause Partnership is one I just can’t stop admiring.
Brought to my attention a few days ago by a faithful reader who is much, much more than just another black sheep, at first it seemed that not even the Poacher of Pittsburgh and his friends could be audacious enough to claim the 22,000 people who allegedly gather at Lake Forest to experience Pentecostalism without the funny gurgling noises are really “part of the reunification of Orthodox Anglicanism”.
Yet sure enough, by going to the CCP parish finder and selecting “California” you end up here. (NB. Since this was first posted Saddleback has been removed form the list. Which just proves everyone respects Father Christian's teaching) Look halfway down the page at Lake Forest and sandwiched between St. Thomas Becket Church Lake Almanor and Christ Church Lemoore is the purpose-driven Saddleback Valley Community Church itself.
On this basis I’ve decided to up my own church’s prestige a little by claiming St. Peter's Basilica as our new European outreach, and consequently all who are in any way associated with the Church of Rome are now to be counted as part of the St. Onuphrias congregation. Which means we now have over 1.2 billion parishioners, and makes us the fastest growing congregation in history!
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.