A most joyous beloved sinner from the heartland has kindly sent me some fascinating material about the undisputed winner of the ACNA Assembly’s Best Bonnet competion. As one of the links she sent makes quite clear, Metropolitan Jonah shows the new schism really is attracting Christianity’s best and brightest.
Alright, so there’s the small matter of his hands dripping with the innocent blood of a brilliant young man called by God (isn’t fascinating how Biblical literalists can conveniently forget that passage about those causing little ones to stumble getting thrown into the sea with a dirty great rock around their neck whenever the subject of compensation gets raised?). And little Bobby’s new friend clearly shows the same financially-creative spirit as Don Armstrong (How long before he’s a bishop? 7-10 years, depending on how the Parole Board are feeling) – it’s interesting that Metropolitan Jonah hasn’t brought many of his parishioners along to watch him basking in this moment of glory: I dare say he’s frightened some of them might unintentionally let the ANCA faithful know about this web site, outlining their own battle against corruption and misconduct.
No, just because ACNA has began with the heartfelt support of a hierarchy clearly doing its best to ignore the sufferings (and bravery!) of those martyrs almost certainly entitled to compensation (read some of the accounts here: but be warned - you will come away angry) doesn’t mean things are necessarily down-hill from here. Although they probably are: how did that old proverb about birds of a feather go again?
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.