We, the Bishop, Standing Committee and Diocesan Council of the Diocese of San Joaquin, receive with gladness the recognition of Bishop Schofield by the Archbishop of Canterbury "as a full member of the episcopal fellowship of the Province of the Southern Cone within the Anglican Communion, and as such [he] cannot be regarded as having withdrawn from the Anglican Communion."
Now, compare that statement with this from the Jerusalem Declaration:
While acknowledging the nature of Canterbury as an historic see, we do not accept that Anglican identity is determined necessarily through recognition by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
or this from Archbishop Akinola (a major member in the GAFCON movement, one that JDS subscribes wholeheartedly to),
The Archbishop of Nigeria accused the Western Church of apostasy last night and attacked the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, for leading it into error.
Here is what was REALLY said, not be the Archbishop of Canterbury but by ++Venables:
Over the weekend I received the following message from him (ABC):
“I understand that Bishop John-David Schofield has been accepted as a full member of the episcopal fellowship of the Province of the Southern Cone within the Anglican Communion and as such cannot be regarded as having withdrawn from the Anglican Communion.
He, Venables has also said this:
“I’d like to expect a miracle,” said Bishop Gregory Venables of Argentina, a leader of the evangelical alliance at Lambeth, but said he feared the prospects for the church holding together were slight.
So the righteously indignant Mr. Schofield and his minions have decided that the Archbishop of Canterbury, a person/position that they no longer recognize as at least being important to the Anglican Communion has recognized him as a bishop in the Southern Cone. They use as their source, a person who also does not recognize the Archbishop of Canterbury as a person/position of import who sent a letter to Mr. Schofield stating that the ABC had "told him" that Mr. Schofield was recognized as a bishop in the Southern Cone.
Yahoo buckeroos! I would write more but I am late, I'm late, for a very important date!