Thinking Anglicans

still more on GAFCON

Earlier reports here.

Guardian Riazat Butt Williams accused of leading church into crisis and Profile: Michael Nazir-Ali

The Guardian has also published the full text of Archbishop Akinola’s speech.

The Times Ruth Gledhill Rebel bishop accuses Dr Rowan Williams over ‘apostasy’ and on her blog, Archbishop Akinola on error and apostasy

BBC Bishops criticise Anglican leader

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MJ
MJ
12 years ago

I think attention should be drawn to +Akinola and +Orombi’s answers at the press conference on the issue of violence toward homosexuals. +Akinola claims not to be aware of bishops who support jailing gay people. Um…hello? Try looking in a mirror. He supports the punishment of gay people, but omits to affirm this should not involve torture and rape when he had the chance. Later, when a reporter tries to clarify this, +Orombi claims ignorance of their existence. Again…hello? Try googling ‘Uganda homosexuals torture’ bishop and see what pops up! Finally +Jensen has to jump in and condemn violence on… Read more »

Pat O'Neill
Pat O'Neill
12 years ago

“We do not have any word for homosexual behavior in our country.”

The response that occurs to me is a barnyard epithet.

Lapinbizarre
Lapinbizarre
12 years ago

Ruth Gledhill is off to an excellent start with the press conference. I particularly liked her getting to the point with Jensen on Lay Presidency and his response that “the issue [of Lay Presidency] was not comparable to that of homosexuality because the question of administering communion is never addressed in the Bible, while homosexuality is”.

Wonder how long the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” camaraderie will last among the Gafconites.

riazat butt
12 years ago

Shalom from Jerusalem and GAFCON – MJ you will be delighted to know that I was the reporter what followed up Baxter’s question on rape and torture. It did not escape my/our attention. A link to follow.

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

“children of the Reformation.” I know at least one GAFFFEPRONITE who at least used to believe the Reformation was a necessary evil with far more evil than necessary. This should get interesting. “urging for a listening process” Yet they have ignored the more than three decade long urging that THEY listen. “Many American revisionist dioceses and congregations withdrew their financial assistance to needy African dioceses.” I stand to be corrected, but didn’t African dioceses REFUSE TEC money? As I remember, TEC never refused any financial aid in which case this is an out and out lie. What was it he… Read more »

paul canning
12 years ago

You can support Prossy Kakooza, a 26-year-old lesbian woman seeking asylum in the UK. She fled Uganda after suffering vicious sexual, physical and verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation

~ Sign the international petition
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ProssyKakooza/

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

paul, are you calling the Primate of Uganda a liar? He has assured us that such things are not done “in the public knowledge”. Surely such a Godly man wouldn’t lie about his country treating people in such an inhumane fashion? Surely he would come to the defence of any one of God’s children so treated? Good heavens, man! Next thing you’ll be saying that one doesn’t show love to people if one casts them in jail, and another African primate has assured us that such a thing IS a loving act. (Trusting you can hear the sarcasm)

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