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Mini-GAFCON to be held in Nigeria

Mini-GAFCON will be held in Nigeria this week according to All Africa news. Discussions against same sex marriage are the primary agenda:

Tackling the incidence of same sex marriage will dominate discussions at the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion’s Divine Commonwealth conference opening tomorrow.

The conference holding at the Christian Centre Abuja is follow up of its maiden edition last year.

“This conference is small edition of the universal one called GAFCON.

“We decided to do so because the attacks coming on the scripture are affecting the life of the people. If you believe wrongly, you’ll live wrongly.

“If you misinterpret the scripture to create allowance for homosexuality then you’re likely to accept it as a normal way of life.

Announcing the conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh said the conference will draw participants from the UK, USA, Kenya, Uganda and West African states.

He lamented that many dioceses of his church have been badly affected by the floods that ravaged Nigeria.

He said members of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion all over Nigeria as well as those concerned about the ills bedeviling Nigeria will enter a seven-day fasting and praying which starts from 12th to 17th November 2012.

On police watching churches for worshippers to pray, he said, “It is very abnormal but it is forced on us by circumstances beyond our control.

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Roger Mortimer

More Mini-Gafcon, following on the SC diocese's dramatically-headed "news release" - "GAFCON Primates Write in Support of Bishop Lawrence", which should read "GAFCON primate" as Peter Jensen, one of the TWO signers, is not a primate.

http://www.diosc.com/sys/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=462:gafcon-primates-write-in-support-of-bishop-lawrence&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=75

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billydinpvd

Sorry - Bill Dilworth

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billydinpvd

With the various serious problems facing Nigeria, this obsession with gay people on the part of the Church there is bizarre.

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tgflux

I can't help but think of President Eisenhower's famous farewell address, discussing the (criminal?) tragedy of the "Military-Industrial Complex", and how every gun, every bomb, led to empty bellies.

I think GAFCON has a "Homophobia-Industrial Complex". Kyrie eleison.

JC Fisher

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Leonardo Ricardo

Archbishop Okoh is a busy man...first he's in London with Commonwealth ¨spiritual leaders¨ (making strong suggestions that the Crown Nominations Commission ought be modified/cast out in favor of him and his more-holy-than-others-buddies selecting the next Archbishop of Canterbury -- denomination unimportant) Then his Grace jets back to religious riots and bloodflowing civil unrest in NIGERIA in order to pontificate and organize against LGBT Anglicans/others who love one another and love God, Country and Church! Busy, busy, busy!

No doubt there is some befuddlement as to what the Archbishop sees as his international role when fighting/directing/harnessing the abnormalities surrounding his religious leadership in NIGERIA is running WAY OUT OF HIS CONTROL. I think the thing that is most out of control is +Okoh's self-imagined/lack of ability to understand the REAL PROBLEMS IN NIGERIA (and then do something constructive in a leadership way IN NIGERIA instead of planting missions of ¨difference¨ and encouraging know-it-all self-righteousness/strife building in the U.K., Canada, U.S.A. and beyond).

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