Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Nigerian Anglican bishops compares US branch to "cancer" to be excised!
The US branch has for quite sometime now been estranged from the rest of the Church ever since the ordination of openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, as well as the blessing of same sex unions. The Archbishop of Canterburry, Dr Rowan Williams has written a proposal to implement some kind of associated branches to avoid full disintegration of the church; in which the Episcopal Church( the US branch) would have a lesser role.
The Nigerian church which is Africa's largest anglican church, with an estimated 17.5 million members fired back saying that his idea was as "brilliant" as "...the heartbeat of a leader who wants to preserve the unity of the Church by accommodating every shred of opinion no matter how unbiblical" and that "...A cancerous lump in the body should be excised if it has defied every known cure," they say.