Monday, December 18, 2006

African Torquemada

From the New York Times--"In Virginia, the two large [Episcopalian] churches are voting on whether they want to report to the powerful archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, an outspoken opponent of homosexuality who supports legislation in his country that would make it illegal for gay men and lesbians to form organizations, read gay literature or eat together in a restaurant. Archbishop Akinola presides over the largest province in the 77-million-member Anglican Communion; it has more than 17 million members, dwarfing the Episcopal Church, with 2.3 million." [italics mine]

Read complete article here.

1 comment:

beektur said...

This is exactly what the catholic church fears, that it breaks down if geographical units are allowed to make their own decisions. Like any organized heirarchy, it's primary aim is to preserve itself. Otherwise all of its other goals are pointless. These are sad days for the Anglicans. Sadder days for Nigerians.

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