Thinking Anglicans

Africa: more from the Boston Globe

Michael Paulson of the Boston Globe who went to Africa to cover the recent consecrations has filed this further lengthy report giving a lot of background to recent events: African Anglicans try to transform US church.

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Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality, 9/11 was the result of homosexuality, and if a reporter talked about the issue, he risked physical violence in a cathederal. This is the degree to which these bshops have inflamed their flocks: they are so worked up that even to ask about, much less debate, their views is putting one’sself at risk for assault. How would they react to a gay man in their midst? Anyone want to explain to me why this should not make me, a gay man, very afraid? This is the Gospel?

Elizabeth Schmitz
13 years ago

From Schmitz Blitz: schmitzblitz.wordpress.com

“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.”

That quotation comes from Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Nigeria in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Sadly, in Nigeria, gays actually do face the death penalty.

It’s a shame that more and more American Episcopals prefer the hatred of the Anglican African Bishops as exemplified by Orama and Archbishop Akinola to accepting gay clergy in America.

Leonardo Ricardo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Leonardo Ricardo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
13 years ago

“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.” Bishop Orama, Anglican Church of Nigeria

Toxic waste.

Pluralist
13 years ago

It seems to me that a basic ethical stance is flying out of the window to satisfy some dogmatic religious urges. It is more than disgusting.

Cheryl Clough
13 years ago

It is amusing how they claim to be restoring the faith of those who first brought Christianity to them. Yet in other presentations, it is claimed that they have the pre-eminent ownership of the gospel as it was an African who helped carry Jesus’ cross. If they were there first, they should have been teaching us. If we had to teach them, it begs the question: “How did they lose the gospel in the first place”? Was it because there was too much devotion to accusations and scapegoating that they became blinded to their interdependence and need of each other,… Read more »

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

“Ezekiel 16”

Cheryl, isn’t it amazing how even Ezekiel got it wrong? I mean, we all know the sin of Sodom was the love that will not shut its mouth. NP and co. are quite clear on that point. Too bad they weren’t around to set Ezekiel straight, no pun intended.

Cheryl Clough
13 years ago

Ford I know, I wish souls read Ezekiel more often, so much of his texts seem so appropriate for these times. I love the principles of Ezekiel 18 e.g. 18:20 “The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.” and 18:29-32 “Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my… Read more »

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