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Armstrong declares AI/ACI mission "no longer valid"

The Rocky Mountain News reports that Don Armstrong, who until last week was executive director of the Anglican Communion Institute (previously known as the Anglican Institute), has this to say about the organization:

"... essentially ACI's work is done. Their mission is no longer valid as the Episcopal Church enters its last days, and their house of cards comes tumbling down."

April 18, 2007 | Permalink

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A house of cards is certainly tumbling down, and I bet it does feel a bit like free-fall for the man who has violated and abandoned his vows, violated his fiduciary responsibility (high-falutin' laguage for stole), divided his flock to satisfy his own predjudice, and has joined the Nigerian church to avoid in-church prosecution.

Posted by: vox | Apr 19, 2007 6:36:25 PM

Innocent till proven guilty, but Don Armstrong is turning out to be a real piece of work. I'm sure the ACI still considers their mission valid. Armstrong would be best advised not to insult his friends and allies, guilty or not. Besides, if he's innocent, he should figure they'd come back to him.

Posted by: Weiwen Ng | Apr 22, 2007 11:01:23 AM

“The ‘merger’ of the Anglican Institute and SEAD in 2004 was an informal one of effort and workers, not structure or finances.” wrote officials of the ACI in an April 14 announcement."

However Don Armstrong claimed that over the last four years Grace Church funded ACI to the tune of $170,000 in outreach and travel expenses.

On April 20th on T19 blog, he stated

"In the midst of this, the vestry did not want to leave dangling $170,000 that had been spent by ACI since 2003 and thus categorized it as a loan–when in fact by resolution in 2003 the vestry had previously decided to fund ACI with money restricted from the diocese by parishioners–and by the Diocese’s own determination had to be used beyond the parish."

Seitz et al. are either mistaken regarding the nature of the relationship or monies that were supposedly spent for ACI, went to something else.

Posted by: C.B. | Apr 22, 2007 8:26:08 PM

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