Lambeth Zulu Conference

Damian Thompson has his usual acerbic coverage of Anglican affairs. His blog points out that the Lambeth Conference is going down the drain real quick. Someone has organized the bishops into discussion groups they are calling ‘indabas’ which is some kind of Zulu tribal meeting. First of all, this seems incredibly patronizing to the Africans. It sounds like, “White big hat man and woman want African big hat man to come to heap big indaba. You come. Much goat and coconut milk to drink. Plenty good firewater. We talk.”

Anyway, the press are not allowed at the indabas, so the bored reporters have nothing else to do but make fun of the whole thing. Damian also reports that no one is sure who is picking up the tab for the Lambeth Conference. It is an expensive thing to launch such a big deal, and the Americans, who are usually relied on to cough up the cash, are feeling sore because everybody is picking on them. Stamping their feet I guess and saying, “If you can’t accept women bishops, homosexual marriage and all the rest of our agenda, we’re not going to pick up the bill.”
You can read it all at Damian’s blog if you’re interested.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06710927638399318664 A Simple Sinner

    It sounds like, “White big hat man and woman want African big hat man to come to heap big indaba. You come. Much goat and coconut milk to drink. Plenty good firewater. We talk.”You made me howl a little just there.


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