5/21/2006

It's been 24 days and no word from Nigeria

Today is my birthday. I have been counting the years. It's now 66.

So for the moment in a fit of birthday exhuberance I will count some not so happy days:

It is now 24 days since the Anglican Church of Canada spoke out against the Church of Nigeria's stance re the Nigerian bill criminalizing association in support of gay and lesbian persons and / or the notion of gay marriage. There has been no word from Nigeria. Silence.

It has been 13 days since anything at all has been posted on the Church of Nigeria web site. The current latest news was on March 8, under the strangely wonderful title,
"Anglican Women at it again: ‘War against Nakedness': Mothers pledge their commitment to eradicate indecent dressing,"

perhaps a fine article on a real problem, but still perhaps something might have been said in response to the Bishops.

I will not speak to the ongoing matter of silence in other quarters. The question is squarely to the Archbishop of Nigeria. Will he respond to the Canadian Bishops or no?









4 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Mark.

    As for your question, I have a feeling the answer is going to be "no." No matter what the question, the answer will always be "No."

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  2. Happy birthday, my longtime good friend!

    Do you really expect that Nigeria will respond with anything useful to a criticism of their position on the same-sex issue?

    I will be glad to watch GC disinterestedly and from afar--I leave North America the day before the games begin.

    Birthday hugs to you!

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  3. No.


    Happy Birthday Anyway.


    FWIW
    jimB

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  4. Dear Mark,

    I'm the secret, non-stalking, Mark Harris devoted fan from your quiet (I like to think of us as tasteful and unobtrusive) cheering squad...yep, it's not only the things you say/write that makes us want to LAVISH PRAISE and THANKS on YOU but it's your easy-going directness and beautiful writing skill...I NOSH you NOT my friend!

    Besides, I think Preludium is the classiest blog in all of the Anglicandomshyre!

    You're a kind and no-nonsense warm guy and of course I love your family too through the profiles you let us glimpse...thank you for sharing them with us (when do I get to go on your bros boat?).

    In addition, and on a LGBT note (just because we are like that *they* say)...I especially like the wonderful way you look in your photo! Not to compare, but have you ever seen a photo of David Virtue of Virtue Online? What a revolting develop-ment that is!

    Whoops!

    Anyhow, "no NEWS is good news" from Nigeria these days don't ya think? Akinola is probably busy being fitted for the extra-tall mitre "pretiosa" he ordered for his Columbus, Ohio enthrownment. Don't ask, don't tell...that's me motto!

    Happy Birthday Dear Mark Harris and may you have many, many more years filled with gladness of heart with those you love.

    Thank you for being here.

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