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Thursday, 19 June 2008

With this document I thee divorce

Peter Akinola
Well, they've done it, the African bishops. Bugger off, they say. You can keep priestood poofters. We're off. It's schism time.

And it's in an 89-page document called "The Way, the Truth and the Life", drawn up by what Britain's Daily Telegraph here calls "conservative Anglicans", whom we would call frothing bigots. It gets the support of several African churches, including those of Rwanda, Nigeria and Uganda.

Peter Akinola of Nigeria has always been a leading gobshite in this antigay bigotry. The Telegraph says:

The traditionalists dealt a serious blow to Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by claiming that he can no longer hold the Church together.

They warned that the Church was gripped by its most serious crisis since the Reformation. It could only be saved by the repentance of the Americans who triggered the row by ordaining a homosexual bishop, the Rt Rev. Gene Robinson [of New Hampshire], five years ago.

Akinola says in the document, "There is no longer any hope, therefore, for a unified Communion."

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