Friday, May 04, 2007

Nigerian to install his own bishop in the U.S. & conservatives should worry

By Diane Silver

The Associated Press bills the entry of Archbishop Peter Akinola of the Anglican Church of Nigeria into the U.S. as a proof of a widening rift within the Episcopal Church. But does the tiny group of conservative Episcopal congregations really understand what they're doing by allying with Akiola?

It's one thing to oppose the expansion of gay rights. It's quite another thing to put yourself under the control of a church leader who wants to legally limit people's right to assemble or even to speak. These Nigerian proposals had the smell of Nazism, and Akiola was all for them.


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