Thursday, July 10, 2008

Orombi Redux

When I posted about Ugandan Archbishop Orombi's terror of homicidal homosexuals, I didn't realize Jim Naughton had already posted the story at the Episcopal Café. I particularly enjoyed this part of Jim's comment:
... [Orombi] seems to have a very peculiar sort of person on his tail--someone who can distinguish him for [sic; I think Jim means "from"] the legions of clergymen of African ancestry who travel Western countries every day while he is wearing his collar, but who loses the scent entirely when he spiffs up in khakis and a cardigan.
Do read the whole thing. Jim is a genius. I've said that before.

Of course, the very wicked Priest Who is Mad has his photocommentary, too. That's MadPriest's work that I've used here in this image at the right. Y-M-C-A, anyone?

Mark Harris also covered the story at Preludium. Mark wonders whether Archbishop Orombi is a "threatened prelate or a drama queen." Me, I don't wonder so much. Mark makes the point that Orombi has been all over the globe in his clericals. Good point, Mark. One wonders why he has decided now to play the "poor oppressed heterosexual" card. Actually, this one doesn't much wonder. But go read what Mark says.

OK, friends. Here's my challenge to you. I am providing a nice close-up of Archbishop Orombi. He has a very winsome smile, doesn't he? He looks like a really nice guy. My challenge to you is to offer him advice on how he should dress in order to elude homicidal homosexuals when he visits those hotbeds of sodomy like San Joaquin, Quincy, and Pittsburgh ... or even [Heaven forfend!] San Francisco, Atlanta, or New York. Remember: His very life depends on your giving him good advice. He is desperate to shed his clericals and become inconspicuous to the roving bands of homicidal homosexuals. His life may be in your hands. So take your mission seriously, and give me the best you have to offer.

Over to you.

Update: I'm giving the last word to Jeffri at Telling Beads. Go watch the video. Hie thee hence!

9 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

And more news here. Seems an ally to gays and lesbians - former Ugandan bishop Ssenyonjo has an invite the Lambeth party that the rest are boycotting.

7/10/2008 7:27 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Kaeton said...

One wonders whether to laugh or weep

7/10/2008 7:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I saw that story, Ann. It made me crazy. That Ugandan is not even in the Anglican Church anymore. He's been excommunicated ... and probably wrongfully. Yet Rowan invited him to Lambeth ... while shunning the duly consecrated Bishop of New Hampshire. It makes the brain addled and the heart sad.

7/10/2008 7:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I know, Elizabeth. But I've decided to laugh.

7/10/2008 7:35 PM  
Blogger Fred Schwartz said...

My best suggestion is he becomes one of the "mushroom" flock he so covets -- he would remain well feed with the b******t and he would be well hidden in the dark.

7/10/2008 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Lindy said...

This is so insane that even I can't come up with anything snarky.

7/11/2008 8:24 AM  
Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

I think he should do as they do in Kampala and hold hands with another man. That'll confound 'em!

Laura

7/11/2008 2:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yes indeed, Laura. Shocked the heck out of me when I was in the village in southern Sudan. Grown men walk around holding hands. Finally, someone explained it's customary for men, many of whom have been friends since childhood, to hold hands when walking together. But it is (literally) shameful to walk with one's own wife.

Cultural differences around the Anglican Communion are profound. Which is one of the many reasons that the churches of Communion have been autonomous, with the Communion trusting each to preach and "enculture" the Gospel in ways that make sense to them. ... Sadly, that broad tolerance is now disappearing in some circles.

7/11/2008 5:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

By the bye ... In reference to Ann's link and my comment about former Ugandan bishop SSenyonjo being invited to Lambeth ... That report has now been corrected/clarified. He is not attending as a representative of the Ugandan church; rather, he has been invited by Integrity and will join them in their booth. Integrity also notes that +Ssenyonjo is chairman of Integrity Uganda. Who knew Uganda had an Integrity chapter?

7/11/2008 5:47 PM  

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