Akinola, Repudiate Anti-Gay Violence

September 10, 2007

Mac-Iyalla Endorses Sept. 23 Protest

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Davis Mac-Iyalla meets the press at the Primates’ Meeting last February in Tanzania

Yesterday we received the following message from Davis Mac-Iyalla, director of Changing Attitude-Nigeria. The same text was also posted at Fr. Jake’s; see the Blogroll at right.

Changing Attitude Nigeria fully supports the plans of peaceful demonstration
against our homophobic Archbishop Peter Akinola.

Archbishop Peter Akinola keeps refusing to start a listening process in
Nigeria or to create a safe place for lesbian and gay people to tell our
story.

The Archbishop and the Church of Nigeria is strongly supporting and advocating
for a bill that will make Changing Attitude Nigeria illegal and any priest or
bishop who listens to our story will be jailed for 5 yeas including we LGBT
Nigerians.

The recent comments from Bishop Orama of Uyo are abusive and make life for
LGBT people in Nigeria very dangerous. We condemn the Archbishops for their
silence in not responding and not calling on Bishop Orama to apologise.

Archbishop Akinola has abandoned his pastoral duty to the Church of Nigeria
and has joined forces with some American conservatives to cross boundaries and
cause problems for the Episcopal Church just because they stand for what they
believe: that all Gods children should be included and not be discriminated
against.

We call on all true believers in truth and equality to join in this protest.

If it were not for the reasons of cost and visa, the Director of Changing
attitude Nigeria is very willing to be there in person to give support to our
American brothers and sisters.

We thank all those who have volunteered to play a part in stopping the world’s
most homophobic Archbishop trying to take control of the Anglican Communion
and the Episcopal Church.

In solidarity,

Davis Mac-Iyalla
Director, Changing Attitude Nigeria

1 Comment »

  1. […] Changing Attitude Nigeria, an Anglican gay advocacy group. He has issued a statement in support of Saturday’s protest of Akinola’s visit to the African-led former Episcopalian congregations in […]

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