Nigeria bishops scorn US 'cancer'

Nigeria bishops scorn US 'cancer'

There are 9 comments on the BBC story from Jul 4, 2006, titled Nigeria bishops scorn US 'cancer'. In it, BBC reports that:

Nigerian Archbishop Aklinola can boast a following of 17.5 million Nigeria's Anglican Church says the US branch of the church is "a cancerous lump" that should be "excised". Nigerian bishops were responding to ...

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JCS

Pasadena, TX

#1 Jul 4, 2006
He looks more like a burting melanoma to me.
raindog

Davenport, IA

#2 Jul 4, 2006
JCS wrote:
He looks more like a burting melanoma to me.
Given Nigeria's record on human rights, I'll take my chances as a cancer.
PaganstandingUP

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jul 4, 2006
So another False Prophet speaks up. What else is new.
facts

Lahore, Pakistan

#4 Jul 5, 2006
THere are bigger and more extreme pagans in Nigeria qho want to swallow the others.
Reverend Laurence Roberts

Helhoughton, UK

#5 Jul 5, 2006
If he really thought it was cancer, surely he'd take more care ?
Bullying and coercion aren't attrative in Akinola, or in the Nigerian State.

As a gay man I object to his oppressive apporach to lgbt pople.
Carter Gregory

New Lebanon, NY

#6 Jul 7, 2006
The Archbishop would perhaps accept gays as workers in the Lord's vineyard but not as rulers. The comparison is to the plight of blacks in the eyes of the church, who were workers in the fields but not the equals of their masters.

As long as I have been an Episcopalian, I was taught to be against some group or other. Negroes,first; then members of certain other churches not as good as ours, then communists, then certain unionists, then members of a certain political party, then women, and now gays. In all cases, preachers used the bible to support their prejudice.

At last I have something to be proud of. The Episcopal Church has broken down the barriers that seperate. Just like the disciples at Pentecost, whose minds were opened and they reached out to the gentiles, and overcame that terrible barrier, the Church today gives evidence of the Holy Spirit.

Akinola ought to be educated on the subject of the Gospel. My enlightened pagan friends have a more Christian conscience than he does. For shame.
Mazrat

UK

#7 Jul 7, 2006
Carter Gregory wrote:
My enlightened pagan friends have a more Christian conscience than he does. For shame.
Not all pagans are that enlightened - my friends were soundly berated by two so-called Druids who were very insistent that as there are only a male god and a female goddess, then being gay was anti-pagan. I put more faith in the affection from my pet rats!
Tara Lee

Chicago, IL

#8 Jul 11, 2006
What gets me is that this Bishop is doing nothing for his people. Where is he trying to stop men from raping babies because they believe that it will cure sexually transmitted deaseases?

Where is he with his people dying of aids because he refuses to preach condoms stop the spread of aids if use properly?

Where is he to stop the roving gangs of men that attack people, killing the men and raping women and children?

I guess he is too busy with trying to keep gays out the church.
Dave Seattle Wa

Seattle, WA

#9 Jul 11, 2006
Carter Gregory wrote:
The Archbishop would perhaps accept gays as workers in the Lord's vineyard but not as rulers. The comparison is to the plight of blacks in the eyes of the church, who were workers in the fields but not the equals of their masters.
As long as I have been an Episcopalian, I was taught to be against some group or other. Negroes,first; then members of certain other churches not as good as ours, then communists, then certain unionists, then members of a certain political party, then women, and now gays. In all cases, preachers used the bible to support their prejudice.
At last I have something to be proud of. The Episcopal Church has broken down the barriers that seperate. Just like the disciples at Pentecost, whose minds were opened and they reached out to the gentiles, and overcame that terrible barrier, the Church today gives evidence of the Holy Spirit.
Akinola ought to be educated on the subject of the Gospel. My enlightened pagan friends have a more Christian conscience than he does. For shame.
Congragulations Carter for your understanding. Your church as certainly searched its conscious and finally is coming to appreciate the true nature of god as a being of "unconditional and non-judgemental love. God loves his (her, according to some) children in a way and with a depth that we humans cannot really comprehend on this side of the veil. I'm sure, within my belief system that God is no respector of men, nations or priesthoods and doesn't favor any one group over any other.
Peace and joy to you and yours.

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