The new statement out from the RenewDC clergy today adds context to events of this past year, and it exposes questionable behavior from Pawleys Island. One example of this is the infamous press release on November 5th from AMiA. It said:
We have recently been made aware that a number of unfounded rumors and false assertions regarding the relationship between the Anglican Mission and Rwanda have begun to swirl in various circles and on the Internet. We are releasing this statement together to urge you not to be misled or distracted by those who would sow destructive seeds of discord through innuendo and commentary, for we know that this is the work and design of the Enemy.
The work and the relationship between the AMiA and the Province of Rwanda remains solid and cherished, as we discuss and explore together the future shape of our life and our work in the mission from the Lord which we share on two continents. As always, we ask for your prayers and support as we continue to seek the best way forward together in growing the Lord’s Kingdom on both sides of the Atlantic.
Remember the context of this release. Cindy Brust had released a press release the day before attacking Kevin Kallsen and George Conger. At almost the same time the Washington Statement made its way to the internet, exposing the Brust press release as bluster and half truths. Bishop Murphy responded by issuing this press release attributing “commentary” to “the Enemy.” The baffling thing at the time was how Archbishop Rwaje could have signed this release. Well, we now know that “Rwaje later expresses regret in being pressed by the AMiA to sign this statement without knowing what was happening internally within the AMiA.”
It seems that Archbishop Rwaje was rushed into signing something by an overzealous Pawleys Island. Using the Archbishop in this way was shameful. Pawleys Island should remove this inane press release from its website as soon as possible. The entire website also needs an immediate update as the Rwandan pictures, links and stories are now irrelevant.