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Anglican Nigerian church threatens to split from Church of England over gay bishops row

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  1. What if the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion were told that black clergy should not be bishops otherwise the Church of Closet Racist Anglicans will break away as well?

  2. Let them break away, they will not be able to afford anything without the CofE too and in the meantime we can watch all of them crumble further!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jan 2013, 3:22pm

      The African Anglicans also rely on a vast amount of money coming from the Episcopalians for their missionary work on that continent and something that the CoE relies on. It’s a wealthier branch of the Anglican church and I’m surprised the Nigerians haven’t refused financial aid since the Episcopalians are far more progressive than the CoE will ever be, having female bishops and churches allowed to perform same-sex marriages.

      1. In fact a great deal of their money has in recent years been coming from these right wing evangilist nuts that we see reported almost daily on here. The Episcopalian’s are a member of the Anglican Communion, if you recall they had the first gay bishop: Gene Robinson: until his recent retirement. About a quarter of Anglican bishops boycotted the 2008 Lambeth Conference, the Communion summit held once every 10 years, in protest against the presence of liberal leaders from the U.S. and Canada.

        If this law goes through then they will loose some of their funding, but you also have to remember they get quite a bit of money from their own deluded flocks.

  3. I rather doubt the breakaway of the Church of Nigeria from the Church of England would worry many Anglicans. What possible benefit can there be from a union in which the mode of communication is constant blackmail. It is like a marriage in which one partner is always saying: “Do that and I’ll divorce you”.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jan 2013, 3:16pm

    Good, let it happen. Then I would strongly urge all those Anglican clergy in the UK who support equal marriage to break away and start their own branch of the Episcopalians.

    Let’s hope equal marriage will be the catalyst for that.

    1. That There Other David 10 Jan 2013, 7:31pm

      Indeed. Can’t come quickly enough IMO. Let the priests spouting hate preach to empty pews.

      1. Arent they preaching to empty pews for the most part in Gr. Britain?

  5. Jen Marcus 10 Jan 2013, 3:19pm

    Here is another example of “the tail wagging the dog.” A backward third world country with literal interpretation of scripture trying to dictate and superimpose its beliefs on a more advanced and enlightened nation and faith system as to the etiology and understanding of scripture and theology in light of critical and scientific thinking and analysis..They should be learning from us, not the other way around!

    1. Spot on. Sums up the absurdity of the situation perfectly.

  6. My nigerian uncle warned about this when he emailed about some money….

  7. Paul Clevett 10 Jan 2013, 3:32pm


  8. Dangermouse 10 Jan 2013, 3:45pm

    Why dont they just F… OFF !!!!

  9. Good riddence. We can do without these biggots bashing our bishops.

  10. Crying into my pillow!

  11. I am not a religious person but quite frankly the sooner the Church removes the Nigerians from the Anglican Communion the better. Kick them before they leave. This would send a loud clear message.

  12. Piss Off then – and here’s hoping you trip over your cassock on the way out!

  13. Bill Cameron 10 Jan 2013, 8:46pm

    The correct response to this kind of nonsense is: “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out”, rather than continuing appeasement of these black-mailing bigots.

  14. “The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has threatened to break away from the Church of England over a recent announcement that the latter has dropped its opposition to gay clergy becoming bishops.”

    Excellent news! The more these bigots become a diminishing minority and a tiny clique, the more they will attract the opprobium they truly deserve.

    … So it’s back to the dark ages with the church in Nigeria, while the rest of the world discover their compassionate humanity Jesus would have been proud

    1. Adegboyega Otunuga 11 Jan 2013, 10:59am

      The church in Nigeria has never understood the etiological meaning of agape love Jesus Christ preached. They are bigotted and manipulative and rely on their gullible and uninformed flock for patronage. That is why they prefer to dine&wine with the thieving and vision-less government in their country while they rationalize this with all absurdities and vehemence

  15. The new AB of C now has a golden opportunity to show some decisive leadership by pushing the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion out, BEFORE they jump !

    Rather like the masterstroke of banning the CofE from conducting same sex marriages, it would wrong foot them quite delightfully.

    Best of all, it would shut them up because they could never threaten to leave again !

  16. It may surprise you to know, Nigeria, that some of the continent wants to move FORWARDS. You can stick with your Boko Haram, corruption, lynch mobs and poverty and we will treat people like people. Deal?

  17. I know that Nigerian politicians are now banned from the UK (not sure who or how many) I would like to call on the UK government to ban all Nigerian Churchmen from travel to or through the UK and if possible from the EU. Further sanctions if this hiddious evil law is passed should include. Expulsion from the Commonwealth, Charges laid before the ICC, for human rights abuses. But the biggest thing that should happen now is to tell then in no uncertain terms that if they pass this law, then they get no more aid from the UK (and I hope the EU and the US.)

  18. equality now 11 Jan 2013, 8:08am

    nsag to Nigeria – dont let the doorknob hit you where the good lord split you.

    Good riddance to homophobic culture but we must remember that most of it comes from both Islam and colonialism that poisoned the well in africa.

    How it gets fixed – going to be a long time. Just making hetm poorer will only exerbate the problem – more people will ‘PRAY” more increasing hte bigots power

  19. Adegboyega Otunugagb 11 Jan 2013, 10:52am

    The Nigerian laity&clergy have always been under d illusion dt they own Christianity. The same West that brought the religion to Africa had since realized d harm of discrimination on sexual rights and is fully resolved to reverse itself while our own clergy tenaciously holds on to its hate-gospel. This promises to be a duel between blind morality and social morality and I am certain, the greed&selfishness that drives much of the clergy in Nigeria will not make them succeed in overturning the tide of time. As the bible itself affirms, ‘whatever is bound on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever is loose on earth will be loosen in heaven’. They cannot be more righteous than the Pope on this matter

  20. GOODBYE!

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