I believe the same thing has now happened in the Anglican Communion.
Uganda’s Archbishop Henry Orombi has sent an hysterical, three-page letter to Rowan Williams, promising he will throw a screaming hissy-fit unless the Episcopal Church (U.S.) and Anglican Church of Canada are hurled into outer darkness. Matthew Davies has a fine story at ENS; click here to read it. You can read Orombi’s entire hissy-fit here. It’s pretty funny.
Guess what? Williams isn’t going to capitulate to Orombi’s hysteria.
People like Orombi and Mouneer Anis just look silly. I hope they will enjoy their GAFCON fete later this month. With each rant, they remove themselves further and further from the Anglican Communion.
I am more hopeful than ever that the Anglican Communion will retain its gracious generosity of spirit. God willing, the Communion will even reject the so-called Covenant.
Hysterical spokespeople like Orombi simply serve to show what fruitcakes live under the tents of Gafcon, ACNA, and the “Communion Partners.” Good for him!