Dispatches from the Creation Wars

NIgerian Bishop: Gays Not Fit to Live

UPI reports:

The Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, has condemned the activities of homosexuals and lesbians, and described those engaged in them as “insane people”. “It is scaring that any one should be involved in a thing like that and I want to say that they will not escape the wrath of God,” he said. Orama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Uyo, that the practice, which has worsened over the years, was “unbiblical and against God’s purpose for creating man”. Homosexuals – 2 “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,” the Bishop said.


UPI, by the way, is owned by Rev. Moon, a man who has called for the destruction of gays and lesbians himself. From a speech he gave in 2003:

There will be a purge on God’s orders, and evil will be eliminated like shadows. Gays will be eliminated, the 3 Israels will unite. If not then they will be burned. We do not know what kind of world God will bring but this is what happens. It will be greater than the communist purge but at God’s orders.

I have begun work on a series of posts on Moon’s various business interests, particularly here in MIchigan. They will show up over the next few weeks.

Comments

  1. #1 Alan B.
    September 8, 2007

    A spokesman for the Church of Nigeria, Archdeacon Akintunde Popoola, told The Living Church the quote attributed to the bishop was false.

    The Bishop of Uyo “denied making such a statement,” Canon Popoola said. While the bishop’s address to his diocesan synod did speak to the issue of human sexuality dividing the Communion, and the Church of Nigeria’s position on these issues, “he did not say that [gays and lesbians] are to be hated, nor that they are insane or unfit to live.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reporter has “apologized for the misrepresentation and promised a retraction,” Archdeacon Popoola told TLC.

    source

  2. #2 Alan B.
    September 8, 2007

    AnneS-

    I don’t really understand why these moral paragons want to be saddled by that old building, anyway. Those places cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to run and that money could be better spent on missions or services.

    As you probably guessed, moral paragonosity has nothing to do with it. Parts of the church date to 1763 and George Washington was a vestryman there. Thus, it has a lot of historic significance for a lot of people. And, from what little I know about the congregation, money does not appear to be a significant problem.

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