Take Me to Church

Church Vote Looms

The drama that is the Anglican Church seems to get uglier by the day, don’t you agree?

As you may know, the foundations of the Christian sect threaten to crumble over whether or not gays should be ordained and even included under what should be a welcoming umbrella.

This chapter brings us back to Nigeria, where Archbishop Peter Akinola urges like-minded clergy men to vote against gay inclusion at this weeks National Assembly. A charming man, Akinola has previously referred to gays as “a cancerous lump in the body [which] should be excised if it has defied every known cure.”

Charming, no?

As the vote nears, he speaks on behalf of The Church of Nigeria by saying: “The Church affirms our commitment to the total rejection of the evil of homosexuality which is a perversion of human dignity.”

Huh. We can think of other things in this world that are perversions of human dignity. For example, genocide, economically fueled wars, and, dare we say, Akinola himself.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: fuck you.