Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Banned by GaffeCon

I trust you all have seen the silly shenanigans from GaffeCon's conference pilgrimage in Jerusalem. The idiots issued something like a "wanted poster" for people who aren't even in the Middle East ... much less threatening to barge in among the GaffeProne dyspeptics. And the GaffeProne have instructed The Faithful to break out into song if any of those Undesirables are spotted before the armed security guards carry them out.

Several members of the mainstream media are in Jerusalem covering the conference pilgrimage, and they've already described it as a shambles, joke, and farce.

This tour de force from the Gaffers is exactly as if our local vestry or Integrity chapter here in Missouri were to post "wanted posters," declaring that folks like Akinola, Jensen, Duncan, or Iker were to be banned from our wee meeting. How laughable! As if those blokes would try to come to our meeting.
The Gaffers have tried to puff up their meeting as a sensational, world-shaking meeting. How very disappointed they must be that nobody even cares enough to go there and protest. It is so sad when a self-appointed martyr doesn't get a chance to be martyred. The poor dears. .... I'm reminded that many of these guys are the ones who are afraid to attend the Lambeth Conference because they might be "assaulted" by placard-waving queers. LOL!

Father Christian Troll has done well in his commentary:

It’s no secret that I love a Banning. Excluding, shaming and casting out sinners is one of the great joys of being a Bible-believing Christian. Yet few things are more distressing for a Teacher of my standing than to see a good thing spoiled by incompetence. Which, I regret to say, is exactly the only way to describe how Big Pete and his Pilgrims have mishandled the important task of preventing undesirables from raining on their Jerusalem parade.
Shunning someone from the Fellowship of the Righteous is supposed to leave them humiliated and rejected in an amusing foretaste of their eternal torture at the hands of Our Loving Father. It’s something to be feared; under no circumstances do you want people asking to be Banned.
Clearly Big Pete and his Pilgrims have forgotten the cardinal rule of Banning: Only ever pick on the sensitive, weak or vulnerable. Anyone else will simply laugh at you, which makes you look ridiculous.
He is right. Throngs of people who are neither senstive, weak, nor vulnerable are now flocking to the "I Want to Be Banned from GafCon" site. Many of us are jealous of the notoriety that the GaffeProne have given to the GAFCON Eight. We are overwhelmed by jealousy. Why didn't the GaffeProne ban Katharine Jefferts Schori, or even Father Jake, Mark Harris, and Elizabeth Kaeton?
Inquiring minds want to know. How did the GaffeProne select these particular eight, when so many of us are yearning to be Banned by Gafcon?
If you, too, want to be banned from GAFCon, go join the group here.


Blogger Cranmer49 said...

FWIW, the Edmunds are indeed in Jerusalem. Bob is the former rector of St. Andrew's Edgartown and is chaplain to the Bp of Jer.(This is a very recent appointment.) His wife Deb is the Bp's executive assistant.

6/25/2008 4:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I stand corrected, Cranmer49. I didn't realize that Deb Edmunds is there, too. So merely five (not six) of the GAFCON 8 are nowhere near the Middle East and have no intention of being there.

Still ... the fact stands ... the GaffeProne are desperately yearning for a martyrdom that isn't going to come. They're not going to be attacked or infiltrated; they're going to be laughed off the stage.

6/25/2008 7:08 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

442 members of "I want to be banned by Gafcon, too!" on Facebook as of today.

6/25/2008 7:15 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Oh, that is sweet, Ann. Thank you for the update.

Pretty soon, there will be more people begging to be banned than there are at GaffeCon.

6/25/2008 7:25 PM  
Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

I'm in.

6/26/2008 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in too. But they don't allow initials, so you'll have to look for Eye Tee.



7/01/2008 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I'm in, a little belatedly. Thanks for all the info.

7/06/2008 2:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

You're never too late! I'm happy to stand hand-in-hand with "Eye Tee" and Jan, too.

7/06/2008 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob O'Neill was indeed in Jerusalem as the representative of the presiding bishop. Marilyn

7/07/2008 1:16 AM  

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