Updated again Thursday morning
The opening address of the Primate, Archbishop Peter Akinola, can be found here (PDF).
Also available is the synod’s Message to the Nation.
And this Pastoral Letter to the Church.
Some critical comments on parts of the opening address have been made by Mark Harris, see Archbishop Akinola, Back Off.
Further comments have been made by Andrew Brown who has written Satan, bestiality, and Sunday trading.
There is also this interview with the archbishop in Punch War against graft, mere rhetoric – Akinola. An excerpt:
But sir, are you aware that in spite of your deep opposition to their practices, there is now a gay church operating in Nigeria? What is your reaction to the report that some gays in Ojodu area of Lagos now have a church for gays?
There is nothing like that; it is all just mere media propaganda. It is not real. If there is anything like that at all, it must have been arranged by some people who just want to take money from those abroad who will like to fund anything just because of our stand on the issue. There is no gay church in Nigeria; it is only a deception, a media propaganda. Efforts have been made to meet them before but they could not be located anywhere.
You have said that many of those who argue in support of the gay culture in the church have also insisted that it is an issue of human rights. What if your resolute stand on this matter leads to a division of the global Anglican Communion?
If that will be the price to pay, so be it. Those of us who shall be left can proudly call ourselves true Anglicans, true Christians.