9/13/2007

Well, in this respect Archbishop Akinola is at least honest.

From the Church of Nigeria website:

"Archbishop Akinola in his opening remarks at the 2007 bi-annual Standing Committee holding in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital said all those accusing the Church of Nigeria for concentrating only on championing the crusade against homosexuality in the United States of America have forgotten to acknowledge how regular converts are being won, the strategies in church planting and evangelism through the creation of 19 missionary dioceses and five full-fledged dioceses alone in 2007."

The Archbishop is aware of the critics who say he is "concentrating only on championing the crusade against homosexuality in the United States of America." He does not dispute that that is what he is doing. He just wishes they would acknowledge how the church is growing in Nigeria. So, at least he is honest: The Church of Nigeria is championing a crusade against homosexuality in the United States of America.

And yes, the Church of Nigeria is growing while at the same time crusading against homosexuality at home and abroad. The convenient scapegoat of homosexuality gives the State and Church a common enemy and an odor of moral purity, at least for the moment, but that will pass. Something is rotten here and time will bring its source to light.











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