Comments: Amnesty report on Homophobia in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is just devastating. And the church, including ABC's Rowan and Welby are on the horrific side of this. As are, sadly, extremely well funded US religious fundamentalists.

That's the robust church quoted by "traditionalists?" The one the ABC's must consider before sticking up for morality and human rights? I'll stick with my island of compassion and decency in TEC.

Let's not forget that women and girls in Africa are also subject to horrific inequality and persecution, and the church's patriarchy is part of it.

Posted by Cynthia at Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 6:45pm BST

Exactly, Cynthia.

As I've said, the churches there clearly deal in quantity, not quality. Welby and Williams are the most visible, but not the most vocal. You'll find many of those, right here, telling us how tiny and insignificant TEC and liberal Christianity is, while their hands drip with blood. The sadly funny part is, the Africans think that all this is a sign of their "independence" from the West. They are as surely bought and paid for by white imperialists, as surely directed into the field as on any Southern plantation.

Posted by MarkBrunson at Wednesday, 26 June 2013 at 5:12am BST

Evangelicals as well as Catholic and Anglican bishops have done marvelous work for the devil by portraying Christianity as a religion of hate. The blood of gays, burnt at the stake for centuries, and still subjected to a thousand forms of oppression due to Christian propaganda, cries out against this perversion of the gospel. The sin of Sodom, according to the OT, was oppression, injustice, inhospitality. Christian treatment of Jews and gays has been the most signal manifestation of this sin, a sin in which we are all still steeped.

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Wednesday, 26 June 2013 at 6:24am BST
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