According to sources inside the AMiA Winter Conference meetings, retired Archbishop Kolini spoke heavily in defense of Chuck Murphy and against the Rwandans during the clergy convocation.
He is reported to have turned to Murphy and said, “Chuck, you are a victim of politics.”
He told the gathered clergy not to make Rwanda an idol. He said that Jesus has sent the clergy, “Rwanda has not sent you.” He is also reported to have said that “it is reverse colonialism.”
Apparently poking fun at the ordination status of clergy being in PEAR, he said, “If you want me to write you a certificate of ordination, I can write you one” implying that the ‘piece of paper’ doesn’t mean much.
Bishop Murphy is adopting the angle that people are cranky, mad and attacking but Jesus is still moving. This kind of “aw shucks, we’re just on mission” rhetoric is simply a device to distract from the dire situation that Bishop Murphy and the rest of the leadership find themselves in.