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December 7, 2007

Kolini Tries Bait & Switch in Rwanda: “No Mingling” with Gays

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Here’s the news from The New Times in Kigali, as aggregated by AllAfrica.com:

Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini has called on churches in the East African region to fight against homosexuality for the good of the society.

The leader of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda insisted that Anglican churches in East Africa will not mingle with the homosexuals in the affairs of the church for the good of the community.

“We are reformed Anglicans who want to adhere to the original creeds of the Bible, and that’s why our church has decided to ignore the 2008 Lambeth Conference because it has not done much to fight homosexuality in the communion,” he said on Sunday.

Other than being another blanket condemnation of Gay people to advance his position in domestic and Church politics, it’s hard to interpret Kolini’s exact meaning. If he actually did say the words “the original creeds of the Bible,” it’s an incoherent statement; the Bible doesn’t contain any creeds.

The “no mingling” bit is equally confusing. Remember, English is not the native language of Archbishop Kolini or the news reporter, Grace Mugabe. The meaning and use of words changes from place to place. If you thought Biblical interpretation was difficult, try parsing the English spoken in Africa.

Suffice it for now that Kolini has felt the need to demonize Gay people, so ignore the plausible distraction and keep your eye on what he’s really up to. You can bet it’s really about politics.++

November 18, 2007

African Bishops Afraid of Protests?

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Peter Tatchell in the pulpit at Canterbury Cathedral, 1998

This from “Anglican Mainstream,” which claims to be “Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, Charismatic and Mainstream,” but which is at most two of those, including “Charismatic”:

It has been affirmed that the Lambeth Conference is definitely going ahead and that prior to the Lambeth Conference there will be a mini-Lambeth in each diocese, where hospitality will be offered throughout the UK dioceses to the arriving bishops from overseas. Many bishops of course from overseas have indicated that for many reasons they cannot currently accept the invitation to Lambeth. This has to do with the impossibility for them to have fellowship with those who have blatantly defied the counsels of the Lambeth Conference and the wishes of the Communion over the last 10 years. Some have mentioned their concern at the possibility of being subject to protests over their orthodox stances.

There are at least three ways to interpret this mealy-mouthed, passively-voiced report (“It has been affirmed that…”); one is that the protest I organized against Peter Akinola in Wheaton, Illinois in September has resounded throughout the Anglican Communion. I’m not at all sure this is true, though I might like it to be.

Another is that Akinola now wants to attribute to LGBT people the same violence he incites against us—and has incited against Muslims in the past, resulting in over a hundred deaths at the hand of rioting Anglicans. Accusing Gay people of this won’t stand up to scrutiny, however, as we are some of the most peaceful folks on the planet, despite constant hetero provocations. Why, you’d almost think we were Quakers.

A third is that the Africans are looking for any excuse not to go to Lambeth, since they’ve set themselves up for “the impossibility for them to have fellowship with those who have blatantly defied the counsels of the Lambeth Conference.” Clearly these folks aren’t Anglicans at all; Anglicans don’t cluster around doctrine, but about worship in the Book of Common Prayer.

Whatever excuse they come up with, I really don’t care. Lambeth Conferences have NO power to legislate for the Anglican Communion. Neither do Primates’ pronouncements.

But I do note that Peter Tatchell, the British Gay Christian activist, has already been accused by Akinola of “violence” for interrupting the Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey’s Easter sermon in 1998—with an entirely peaceful protest that lasted all of three minutes, for which he was convicted by an English court of the mildest possible misdemeanor, the court noting that nothing approaching violence occurred. Tatchell didn’t touch Lord Carey.

That didn’t stop Akinola, though, who has since exclaimed repeatedly about Gay thugs.

I have previously noted (in my novel “Murder at Willow Slough”) these dueling stereotypes of Gay men as passive sissies (“It has been affirmed that the Lambeth Conference is going ahead”) and marauding thugs. These opposites can’t both be true, and in fact neither one is. We’re not passive, but we don’t commit violence. If you’re looking for thugs, go to Akinola’s Nigeria.

Akinola’s remarks go beyond spin to utter falsehood. The man’s a liar, and by their fruits ye shall know them.

I don’t approve of what Tatchell did necessarily, interrupting a church service (on Easter no less), but Carey is a homophobic bigot and sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

Meanwhile I note that Davis Mac-Iyalla’s protest that Abuja, Nigeria ought not to be awarded the British Commonwealth Games, backed up by Tatchell, has been successful; the 2012 Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fewer thugs there, I take it.++

October 2, 2007

Kenyan Human Rights Chair Slams Anglican Bishops

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L. Muthoni Wanyeki, the executive director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, is one African leader fearlessly doing her job. In an opinion column in The East African newspaper, she says this:

On July 7 this year, two black South African lesbians were executed in Soweto. It is believed that they were followed home after a party. They were removed from their car, taken to a field and gang-raped before being executed.

Their deaths were not isolated. Another woman, also known to be a lesbian, was killed in Cape Town around the same time. And, in line with the ignorant idea that lesbians can be “fixed,” over 10 women known to be lesbians were raped. An atmosphere of fear has been created.

That is South Africa. Closer to home, the Tanzanian Lesbian Association has had to help relocate two lesbians following the publication of a picture of them kissing under the banner: “Uchafu.”

Lawrence Mute, formerly a commissioner with the Kenya National Human Rights Commission, remarked last week, “Being blind, I know what being disadvantaged, being vulnerable, being discriminated against, is all about.” He was, on behalf of the KNHRC, one of the drafters of the so-called Yogyakarta Principles — an attempt to being together, in one document, the range of already agreed upon international and regional human rights standards that apply (or should apply) to ensure the equal treatment of the gay community (or communities).

Noting that the history of human rights is one of claim, contestation and confirmation, sexual rights are human rights — but remain abstract until those oppressed begin that arduous and long process of first staking claim.

That no less than one of the most powerful mainstream churches on the continent does not seem to understand this — or to even be willing to try to do so — is a cause for deep concern. Prejudice and stereotypes both cause and enable systemic discrimination. When they are “sanctioned” by those considered to be authorities, the logical outcome is the kind of hate crimes now being witnessed in South Africa.

LET US BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS. WE all reacted with horror to the kind of human-rights violations seen during the genocide in Rwanda. We all asked ourselves: How could family, friends, neighbours turn on each other in such a devastatingly vicious manner. What we all should remember is that all it takes is sanction from authorities of any kind — the state, religious organisations and so on. We are all capable of being genocidal. We just need to believe that we are “right” in being so.

What the African Anglican bishops have essentially said is that African citizens are “right” in their prejudices and stereotypes about African gay communities. It is thus the African Anglican hierarchy that should “repent.” If we do not stop and check ourselves, we can rest assured that the damage ultimately caused will not just be to the Anglican family worldwide. The damage will be to our own.

Kenyan Anglicans are some of the leaders in the current anti-Gay schism.

You can read the whole thing here.

It is nice to hear an African woman’s voice for a change in all this. Who better knows about rape as a weapon?

September 15, 2007

Now Violent Nigerians Whine About THEIR Safety!

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The Most Reverend Peter Akinola, by Adrian Worsford

It’s all because of homosexual terrorists, you know. Innocent people get Straight-bashed every day, lashed to fences and left bleeding to death—heteros executed in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran by vicious Gay sissy-thugs with their dress-wearing, Judy Garland-singing, family-destroying, world-dominating agenda. Because of them, Gay armies send planes into the World Trade Center and kill our soldiers in Iraq!

The shameless bishops of the Anglican Church of Nigeria are now saying they’re scared to go to the Lambeth Conference of bishops next year because of Gay activists and pamphleteers. Episcopal Café quotes this open letter from the Nigerian Church to the Archbishop of Canterbury:

We are all witnesses to:

• The presence of placard carrying and leaflets distributing campaigners at the last Lambeth Conference distracting Bishops who travelled thousands of miles for fellowship. These protesters effectively shifted the focus of the conference to human sexuality – as if that was all that mattered.

• The physical assaults against clergymen with opposing view, such as your predecessor attacked in his own Cathedral pulpit, and a Kenyan bishop assaulted by two people dressed as clergymen.

• The occasion when your own General Synod was disrupted by protestors angry over the handling of the Canon Jeffery John issue.

• Recent attempts to mandate unbiblical views in the UK through force of law and the protests and attacks by activists determined to disrupt and intimidate any group that seeks to uphold biblical teaching.

In truth anyone who does not embrace revisionist views is a potential target. We know it is possible to provide some security to minimize such occurrences but is the additional cost justifiable? Would the resultant atmosphere of fear and uncertainty be conducive to the goals of such a large gathering of bishops?”

This attempt to twist the facts with propaganda appears to be a direct response to Bishop Isaac Orama’s getting caught saying that LGBT people are “inhuman, insane, satanic and not fit to live.”

It’s a time-dishonored tactic: divert attention from your own scandal by accusing your opponents of the same thing you just did. Next Akinola will claim the Jews were responsible for krystallnacht!

As for “the physical assaults against clergymen with opposing view [sic], such as your predecessor attacked in his own Cathedral pulpit,” that was not a physical assault in any way; a Gay Christian activist named Peter Tatchell interrupted Archbishop Carey’s Easter 1998 sermon briefly and non-violently, for which a British court fined Tatchell $25, as the BBC reported. According to the magistrate:

“The offence as far as I am concerned is the equivalent of a minor public order offence.

“You are a man of previous good character and you have a clear commitment to your cause and a belief in non-violent protest.

“The incident lasted at most for a few minutes. No one was hurt and the service resumed shortly afterwards.”

No one was hurt, yet the Nigerian Church calls that a physical assault! Do you need any more proof that these men are liars?

These bishops are not Christians in any recognizable way. Americans who follow them—out of ignorance more than hatred, I believe—are being played for fools.

I keep wondering if someday the people in the pews at secessionist churches will realize their clergy are robbing them blind (Don Armstrong), lying to them (David Anderson), manipulating them (Martyn Minns), hammering their souls (Matt “We are all depraved” Kennedy) and demonizing their children (Peter Akinola, Henry Orombi)—but they never do.

No bishop ever got maimed by a Gay pamphlet. No marriage ever got destroyed by a Gay activist. No child ever got turned Gay by a book or movie. And no civilization ever got destroyed because Adam loved Steve and not Eve.

Here is the Rev. Colin Coward’s take on what actually happened at Lambeth 1998, courtesy of Thinking Anglicans. He was there, I was not. Coward is the director of Changing Attitude-England and mentor of Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Nigerian Gay Anglican targeted by Akinola with death threats:

Protesters did not shift the focus of Lambeth 1998 to sexuality – the focus on homosexuality was initiated by the Statement on Human Sexuality issued by the Anglican Churches of the South meeting in Kuala Lumpur in February 1997. The meeting was led by the Most Reverend Joseph A. Adetiloye, Archbishop of Nigeria. The “Kuala Lumpur Statement”, as it came to be known, was then endorsed by the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America.

A Nigerian initiated the focus on sexuality at Lambeth 1998 and with their conservative friends from America, it was Nigeria that forced it onto the agenda, forced resolution 1.10 to be drafted, forced a debate at the final plenary session.

I was among those from Changing Attitude who distributed leaflets advertising an open hearing to listen to the experience of lesbian and gay people. We didn’t distract bishops nor shift the focus.

The most abusive event to happen at Lambeth ‘98 was the attempt by Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma of Nigeria to exorcise Richard Kirker’s “demons of homosexuality.” Richard and other LGCM members had been holding their banner in a quiet and dignified manner that day – no abuse, no intimidation, just an appropriate presence.

Some of the Nigerian bishops and their secessionist allies in America say they don’t want to come to Lambeth because they are worried about security. They think we are going to attack them. What they don’t want, of course (some of them) is to sit quietly and have a conversation with us and relate to us as human beings and brother and sister Christians.

This letter is another tactical move from the Church of Nigeria and her allies in the USA. It is a letter written from a position of weakness. They are not getting their own way. Clearly the majority of bishops at the meeting this week want to come to Lambeth and Minns and Akinola couldn‘t persuade them otherwise.

They want an immediate Primate’s meeting and ++Rowan to postpone Lambeth and get everyone stitched up with a binding Covenant. That won’t happen either. So the next step, taken after the TEC House of Bishops’ meeting, will be further threats to raise the pressure, and when that fails, another strategic move to buy time, and eventually they will turn up at Lambeth.

The demonstration against Peter Akinola and all his American followers in Wheaton, Illinois on Sunday, September 23 from 10-11 a.m. is ON. Come and watch the queers be gentle in the face of hatred, homophobia and sheeply gullibility.++

September 12, 2007

Orombi’s Coming too, to Chattanooga Presbyterians

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Next week, it seems, is crunch time for the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion, and certain bishops are furiously elbowing each other to say “Me too!” to schism.

The American House of Bishops meets Sept. 20-25 in New Orleans with Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is hoping to rein in the Episcopalians, who have this strange notion that all love is from God, even when that love is shared between persons of the same sex.

If Williams does not succeed (and no one thinks he will), what next? No one knows for sure. He could grow a spine and say, “Well, the Americans are wrong, but I’m not walking away from them.” He could say, “The Americans are wrong, and the rest of us have to walk away from them.” He could say, “The Americans are wrong, and I’m demoting them but not walking away from them.” Or he could say, “It’s all so complex, you see, and even though the Americans are wrong, it’s not for me to decide these things. Let’s study some more.”

Meanwhile, the Africans are coming! The Africans are coming!

Besides Peter Akinola, whom we’re planning to picket on Sunday, Sept. 23 in Wheaton, Illinois, his fellow primate Henry Orombi of Uganda doesn’t want to miss any of the action, so he’s coming to the U.S. too, the same exact week. He’s invited to a Presbyterian conference in Chattanooga. Apparently the Ugandan Church doesn’t need him full-time, because he’ll be in Tennessee for days on end. Here’s the word from his Chattanooga hosts:

Covenant College presents the Neal Conference on True Spirituality September 17-23, 2007, featuring speaker Mindy Belz, editor of World magazine, and musician Phil Wickham. The keynote speaker for the 2007 conference is The Most Reverend Henry Luke Orombi, archbishop of the Church of Uganda.

The relevant schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 19
11:00 a.m. Chapel with Archbishop Orombi
5:30 p.m. Invitation-only Anglican Fellowship
7:30 p.m. Chapel with Archbishop Orombi

Thursday, September 20
11:00 a.m. Chapel with Archbishop Orombi
Following chapel Invitation-only Pastors Luncheon
7:30 p.m. Chapel with Archbishop Orombi

Friday, September 21
8:30 a.m. Invitation-only Breakfast
11:00 a.m. Chapel with Archbishop Orombi

Sunday, September 23
11:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga
Worship service with Archbishop Orombi preaching
6:00 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga
Presbytery-wide worship service with Archbishop Orombi

Meanwhile, a few dioceses are announcing plans to leave the Episcopal Church and take their property with them: Pittsburgh, Quincy, Fort Worth, each putting out frantic press releases.

The rest of the world will snooze through all this, but Anglicans care deeply.

Those of you in the South who can’t get to Chicago Sept. 23 ought to check out Chattanooga.

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

September 7, 2007

Tunde: As Believable as Toe-Tappin’ Larry Craig

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Jeff Stahler, The Columbus Dispatch

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For the past week or so Americans have been treated to the sight of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, facing the music (or not) after his guilty plea for soliciting sex in a men’s restroom in Minneapolis. He has been fodder for comedians ever since.

No one in America, except his adopted children, believes his denials. The man is a buffoon.

The cop was right to bust him, even though hanging out in restrooms hoping to catch closeted men toe-tapping is a waste of police resources. The public has a right not to be subjected to the sexual antics of married men looking for a little Gay action.

Craig is too scared to walk into a Gay bar in Washington OR Boise, so he cruises Minnesota restrooms instead. It’s the opposite of proud, liberated Gay behavior, and I’ve opposed it in print for decades.

Enough with the “Brokeback Bathroom” already!

Comes now Tunde Popoola, press secretary to Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, to deny that Bishop Isaac Orama called Gay people “insane, satanic, with no right to live”—a sentiment denounced by right-wing American leaders like Canon Kendall Harmon and Fr. Matt Kennedy, but frequently supported by commenters on their blogs.

In an email communication The Venerable Akintunde A. Popoola, Director of Communications for the Church of Nigeria has stated that Bishop Orama has denied making the statements attributed to him in a September 2, 2007, UPI report. Additionally, the journalist who issued the statement has given a verbal apology for the misrepresentation and has promised to print a retraction.

Popoola is the same man who has personally directed a smear campaign against Davis Mac-Iyalla; see post below.

Tunde’s a known liar. Changing Attitude-England has repeatedly challenged him to back up his wild, crazy, ridiculous assertions against Davis Mac-Iyalla—and of course Popoola can’t do that, so he runs away.

This is the state of the Nigerian Church.

Why this weak little denial five days after the fact? The report is dated Sept. 2, the denial Sept. 7. Do you know anyone who waits five days to say, “I was misquoted”?

Even five days later, Bishop Orama doesn’t speak for himself; instead Popoola pipes up after the Archbishop of Canterbury publicly expresses shock.

Orama needs to speak up for himself. After all, the report on his remarks, carried by UPI, quoted the official government News Agency of Nigeria.

The government’s anti-Gay; the Nigerian Church is anti-Gay. They often collaborate when it suits their purposes.

The Nigerian Church planted that story with the government news agency, then withdrew it after it blew up in their faces. This cover-up phase is why you can’t find it on the web anymore, but I have a copy of it in PDF. (I’ve attached it above.)

Akinola, Popoola and Orama are as believable as toe-tappin’ Larry Craig. The sooner they all resign, the better.

“I am not Gay,” Craig told a news conference. “I have never been Gay.” Then why’d you plead guilty, Larry?

Orama incited violence, all right, just like Akinola did a couple of years ago after a spate of Muslim attacks on Christians in Nigeria. “Muslims don’t have a monopoly on violence,” Akinola warned, and the next day Christians rioted with a hundred Muslims dead.

This is what passes for Christianity in Nigeria AND the United States.

Needless to say, the demonstration against Akinola in Wheaton, Illinois September 23 is ON.++

Canterbury: “Deep Shock” at Orama Diatribe

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Rowan Williams

From the official spokesman of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed deep shock at remarks said to have been made by the Bishop of Uyo, Nigeria, the Rt Revd Isaac Orama concerning gay and lesbian people.

The Archbishop will be contacting the Archbishop of Nigeria, Dr Peter Akinola, to seek clarification. Dr Williams said “The safety of people of gay and lesbian sexual orientation is a matter of concern for us all. The Anglican Primates, along with all other official bodies in the Anglican Communion, have consistently called for an end to homophobia, violence and hatred. If these reports are correct I would urge the bishop to apologise. Such comments are unacceptable and profoundly shocking on the lips of any Christian”.

Canon James M Rosenthal
Anglican Communion Office
St Andrew’s House
Director of Communications
16 Tavistock Crescent
London W11 1AP UK

I am glad for this. Every anti-Gay statement the Anglican Communion has made (and there have been plenty, with the oft-cited Windsor Report taken as Gospel law when it suits the homophobes) these last ten years has included a warning that LGBT people are not to be demonized, treated as less than human, and are to be cared for as children of God.

Bishops, dioceses and clergy who claim to be “Windsor-compliant” seem to think that theology (intellectual knowledge of God) does not incite violence. Tell it to Matthew Shepard, an Episcopalian.

September 6, 2007

Picket Akinola Sunday, Sept. 23, outside Chicago

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Davis Mac-Iyalla, director of Changing Attitude-Nigeria

Archbishop Peter Akinola, the infamous anti-Gay bigot and schismatic Anglican, is coming to the Chicago area later this month to celebrate the Eucharist with five local breakaway churches which are part of the Anglican Mission in America. He will be greeted by a picket line in protest of his ongoing campaign of intimidation and violence against LGBT Africans.

His visit comes three weeks after a Nigerian bishop he appointed last year, named Isaac Orama, denounced Gay people as “inhuman, insane and not fit to live.”

Akinola himself has advocated passing a law in Nigeria which would make all forms of Lesbian and Gay organizing or socializing punishable by five years in a Nigerian prison. This bill has been criticized by the U.S. Department of State and the European Parliament.

In addition, Akinola’s press secretary, Canon Tunde Popoola, has conducted a smear campaign against Nigeria’s leading Gay activist, Davis Mac-Iyalla, director of Changing Attitude-Nigeria, an organization of LGBT Anglicans. Mac-Iyalla has been forced to flee his native country after receiving multiple death threats.

Akinola seeks to split the worldwide Anglican Communion, the world’s second-largest Christian church with 70 million members, apparently to replace the historic leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury with himself as head of a new “Global South Communion.”

Akinola will appear at the chapel of ultra-conservative Wheaton College at 10:30 a.m. The chapel is located at the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets in Wheaton, Illinois, about 30 miles west of downtown Chicago. (Wheaton College is not the target of this protest.)

The demonstration will be peaceful and will not disrupt the church service. It is aimed not only at the archbishop but at his American enablers, former Episcopalians with a particular antipathy for Gay people who are splitting the Church to keep Gay people out.

Gay and Straight Episcopalians will gather at 8 a.m. for Mass at St. James’s Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St., Chicago, then drive to Wheaton for the demonstration, which will last one hour, from 10-11 a.m. Protesters will march in procession on the sidewalk opposite the Wheaton College Chapel and will not interfere with those attending the church service.

The demonstration is co-sponsored by dailyoffice.org, a prayer website serving the Episcopal Church, and the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago.

Dailyoffice.org sponsored an American speaking tour for Davis Mac-Iyalla earlier this summer, with appearances in 20 U.S. cities.

For more information contact Josh Thomas at josh@dailyoffice.org.

September 5, 2007

Nigerian Bishop: Gays ‘Not Fit to Live’

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Peter Akinola, Archbishop of Nigeria

United Press International, monitoring local media in Africa, reports the following:

Cleric Condemns Homosexuals, Lesbians (sic)

Sept. 2 (UPI) — Uyo, Sept. 2, 2007 (NAN) The Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, has condemned the activities of homosexuals and lesbians, and described those engaged in them as “insane people”. “It is scaring that any one should be involved in a thing like that and I want to say that they will not escape the wrath of God,” he said. Orama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Uyo, that the practice, which has worsened over the years, was “unbiblical and against God’s purpose for creating man”.

“Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman. Those who practice them are insane, satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God’s purpose for man,” the Bishop said. He noted that the Anglican Church in Nigeria had continued to lead the fight against the practice especially in the US where it led the opposition to same sex marriages. “The aim of such fight is to provide a safe place for those who want to remain faithful Anglicans and Biblical Christians,” he explained.

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Tell Orama’s boss, Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola, to repudiate this rhetorical violence against God’s children. His e-mail address is primate@anglican-nig.org or visit his website here.

Watch here for news about demonstrations against Akinola and his “Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).”

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