"Not fit to live"

The Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, has condemned the activities of homosexuals and lesbians, and described those engaged in them as "insane people''.

"It is scaring that any one should be involved in a thing like that and I want to say that they will not escape the wrath of God,'' he said. Orama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today [Sept. 2] in Uyo, that the practice, which has worsened over the years, was "unbiblical and against God's purpose for creating man.

"Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman. Those who practice them are insane, satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God's purpose for man,'' the Bishop said. He noted that the Anglican Church in Nigeria had continued to lead the fight against the practice especially in the US where it led the opposition to same sex marriages. "The aim of such fight is to provide a safe place for those who want to remain faithful Anglicans and Biblical Christians,'' he explained.

Read it all for further insight on the Church to which Truro and the Falls Church in Virginia, and Grace and St. Stephen's in Colorado Springs now belong.

Comments (8)

Given such sentiments out of Anglican Nigeria, can anyone doubt that Archbishop Akinola (who alone appointed Bishop Orama in Uyo) inspired death threats against the Anglican Gay activist Davis Mac-Iyalla?

The parishioners of Truro, Falls Church, Grace and St. Stephen's chose to join the violent Nigerian Church. By their fruits ye shall know them.

My comments are on "My Blog" but in a nutshell I believe the bishop's denial of the "imageo Deo" is a stunning abandonment of what truly IS core Christian doctrine.

I'm interested to see if there's any action by the rest of the Church of Nigeria to dissassociate themselves from these deeply offensive remarks.

Lots of comments )over 300) on this at Fr. Jake today. Matt Kennedy of Stand Firm responds to criticism of CANA etc.

Stand Firm's comment repudiating Bp. Orama's statement
here

But Stand Firm's Matt Kennedy resurrects the Episcopal Godwin's law - Spong

Kendall Harmon's views here,
http://www.kendallharmon.net/t19/index.php/t19/article/5606/

What matters is official repudiation. Let's see what Abp Akinola and Bishop Minns each have to say and how they handle it.

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