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Nigerian Archbishop ‘wants gay wedding witnesses to be jailed”

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  1. Will Rowan Williams take some moral leadership and condemn this – or preferably defrock this hate-fuelled cleric? Silence is complicity. It seems what matters more to this ludicrous Anglican Communion is unity, above basic human dignity.

  2. Mihangel apYrs 16 Mar 2009, 1:54pm

    you tell they are Xian by hteir love NOT

    This man would be boyonetting queers into the gas chambers if he had his way! Let’s hope the Home Sec bars him as a hate monger next time he wants to sully oour country with his presence.

    And let’s hope they powers that be start questioning sending OUR money in aid to this benighted and proimitive hell-hole!

  3. What a truly hateful man!! Some advert for a religion of love!!!

    By the way, Adrian, Rowan Williams has neither power nor jurisdiction over this archbishop. The Anglican Communion is a group of independent churches. Williams is not some sort of Protestant Pope where he can lay down the law and expect to be obeyed.

  4. Rowan Williams as head of the Anglican Community does have power to censure and criticise. He should make a statement that it is unacceptable to whip up this kind of hate against one group and make it clear that this is not the collective opinion of Anglinisms. The silence is deafening.

  5. Thanks AndySam – indeed I was wrong on that.

    Nonetheless, I’d like to know from Mr. Williams, what it is like to be in any communion with such a vile character. Has he nothing to say at all? He has plenty to say when a vicar blesses a ceremony in some London church.

  6. George Broadhead 16 Mar 2009, 3:26pm

    One thing we can be sure of is that Archbishop Rowan Williams’s chances of holding the Anglican Communion together seems extremely remote when, after nearly four years of discussion, Akinola still comes out with this kind of hate speech.

  7. why do you get a lot of black people hating, would think that they understand more then other people. makes me think if they are a bit slower in the head

  8. that’s negross!

  9. Sister Mary Clarence 16 Mar 2009, 4:43pm

    yep, and that’s racist c.j. – so I take it in life’s pecking order you consider racism to be more acceptable than homophobia. Nice!

  10. Ah yes, the Anglican church of hate. How can the Anglican church ever be taken seriously when own of its own can wilfully and publicly encourage and incte hatred by LYING.

    Jesus loves you unless you’re gay – in which he’d like to torment and kill you, and take away your right to life.

    Christians – what lovely people.

  11. All relgions of the desert are full of hate! Let’s leave them to the stone-age believers.

  12. Robert, ex-pat Brit 16 Mar 2009, 5:28pm

    Do any of us really believe Rowan Williams will say anything? Of course not. However, should Akinola ever try to step foot in the UK, we must make sure that the Home Office bans him on the same basis that it banned Fred Phelps for identical hate speech. Akinola’s views and statements are incompatible with life in the UK and therefore are not in the public interest to allow him to ever set foot on British soil. Now is the time to lobby the Home Office on this. Hate speech under the guise of religion should not be acceptable, ever.

  13. To think that American Anglican branch of the Christ Church is affiliated with these hate mongers !!!

    Too Many Christians, so Few Lions !!!

  14. “Same sex marriage, apart from being ungodly, is unscriptural, unnatural, unprofitable, unhealthy, un-cultural, un-African and un-Nigerian. It is a perversion, a deviation and an aberration that is capable of engendering moral and social holocaust in this country.” Sounds like christianity to me!

  15. “[homosexuality] is also capable of existincting [sic] mankind and as such should never be allowed to take root in Nigeria.”

    True. But only if absolutely everyone suddenly wanted to become gay. Including you, Archbishop. And that’s what this is all about, isn’t it Archbishop? A fear of your own inner desires and the need to create a smokescreen of outward hate behind which you can hide them.

  16. So much ignorance leave me without words. I mean, hypothetically, what would you tell to someone so brutally uneducated? But the problem is not what he doesn’t know, the problem is that that blank space was filled with religion. And that’s what is left.
    Oh, Nigeria, how horrible your problems must be to persecute the weakest scapegoat -the gay people and anyone close- hated by Christians and Muslims alike, almost the only thing that they must agree, cause they are almost in permanent Discordia.

  17. Gosh I cannot believe such a vile creature exists. If this utterance had been made by a Roman Catholic Bishop it would have been all over the UK media. It makes Benedict XVI look mild. I must ask why Anglican clergy utterances do not get the coverage even when they are more extreme?

  18. Abi Chrisopher 17 Mar 2009, 1:03am

    We have prop8 then what’s going on in Florida and now this! I take it we have entered a time warp and gone back 200 years.

    When will we start protesting.

  19. I think this is blown out of proportion. Only the other day, the Rev. Akinola emailed me to tell me that his church had over $50m in it’s account, and that if I helped transfer it to a UK account, I could keep 10%. I mean, what a nice man!

  20. Alex, Brisbane, Qld 17 Mar 2009, 9:55am

    Peter Akinola needs to learn how to spell before he comments.

  21. Jen Marcus 17 Mar 2009, 9:58am

    Hate mongers and/or political opportunists like Akinola are actualy the one’s who should be sent to prison or some padded cell in a mental institution because they are clearly deranged,delusionaland a threat to civil society and themselves. This man is clueless as to what it means to be a Christian and because of his authoritative position in the church his evil is even more more tracherous because his venemous words instigate hateful violence and less than human behaviour by his followers toward other human beings.

  22. Stephen Allport 17 Mar 2009, 1:02pm

    As ever when reading such hateful words I become outraged but should I really, afterall it has ever been thus. If organised religions last a million years they will never accepet gay people. It is about time we should realise this and get on with our lives and just marginalise such people.

    My only concern is that ‘the church’, religion in general what ever it’s creed, holds an influence in society far beyond its numbers. It is time to disestablish the Anglican Church in England and Wales from the State, take away their charitable status (and from all religious groups) and let them fend for themselves. May I also point out the fact that it is not only African Bishops who spout this hate, go into any church in the land and you will find these hateful views expressed quiet openly, I know as I have been on the end of such remarks in the past.

    It is time to let this go, ignore them and get on with living.

  23. Maybe Desmond Tutu could speak some common sense to this so called Christain Bishop????

  24. Forget Akinola, he’s a grotesque clown. The point is, I suppose we are still buying oil from these buffoons? What is the Foreign Office saying to them?

  25. Remember, this is the same country that condones public advertisement (on huge billboards, radio etc.) of witch hunting manuals, DVDs and instructional tapes. The result is that children (mostly girls), elderly and some other adults get brutally mutilated and murdered regularly, by judgment of ordained priests taking part in the ‘trial’. Google Nigerian Witch Hunts if you can stomach it. This is one of the most depraved, barbarous, uneducated, willfully ignorant, stupid and violent countries in the world today. Brought to you by good Christian missionaries, who else?

  26. Stephen Weiss 2 May 2009, 11:03am

    You see, and this is what the conservatives want to do to all of our countries in the west. It’s lunacy. I bet they wind up with concentration camps and full on genocide with this, and American churches and their corporate friends will *fund it*.

    I hope people draw from this that if this is the right’s goal, clearly, anything that goes against it is good.

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