It was widely reported that:
“Anglican Bishops in Nigeria and the entire Bishops of Anglican communion in the entire Global South has threatened once again to pull out from the Church of England, if the Archbishop of Canterbury continues to recognize gay marriages, homosexuality, lesbianism and all other forms of social vices that permits same sex marriage.
The Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion, Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Olisa Chukkwuma said the entire Bishops of Anglican communion under GAFCON, which covers the nations of the ‘Global South’ spoke with one voice, stating that the sanctity of the Marriage institution as prescribed in the Holy Bible, which says it must be between a man and woman, must be maintained without compromise.
It is pathetic that the people whose ancestors were forced to practice a foreign religion at gun point now defend same religion with such vigor that they even claim to know more about the religion than those who forced it on their ancestors.
As the Yoruba adage says- “Eni to ri nko e, to fe ku pelu e o, owo eni to ti sonu nko”. (Roughly translated as – When a person who finds a lost item belonging to another holds tenaciously onto it, in a ‘do or die’ manner, what about the person who originally lost the item?)
Laughing and at the same time shaking my head at the utmost stupidity of those Nigerian/African Anglican leaders.Just secede and stop making ignorant noises! I’d say good riddance to bad rubbish.
Obviously these Bishops are not very familiar with their Bible because if they were, they would know that there are many types of Marriages approved by their Precious Holy Book including but not limited to-
- Man + Brother’s Widow. Genesis 38:6-10
- Rapist + His victim. Deuteronomy 22:28-29
- Male Soldier + Prisoner of War Numbers. 31:1-18
- Man + Woman + Woman’s Property. Genesis 16
- Man +Woman + Woman + Woman + Woman (Abraham, Gideon, Solomon)
- Man + Wives+ Concubines- (Jacob, Esau, David, Joash)
Only a very vile person would even for a second consider as acceptable, a sanctioned biblical marriage between a Rapist and his victim because their Skydaddy says so, and in the same breath frown upon marriage between consensual same-sex adults.
Only a vile person would look at these Biblical sanctioned marriages and not have anything to say about the divine commandment to force a rape victim to marry her rapist, about forcing a woman to marry her dead husband’s brother because she is considered the property of the husband’s family, or divinely requiring a slave woman to be submissive to her master sexually and in all other matters.
No wonder Humans created God(s) in their own bigoted, egoist and vile image. As a person who respects equal rights for all irrespective of Race, Gender or Sexual orientation, I surely have better values than these Anglican Bishops and their God.
Still, they claim Same Sex Marriage will ruin the Marriage institution cos their holy book frowns upon it. This Holy book prescribed Marriage institution surely needs ruining and it has ruined itself! Same sex couples just want to have our share of the ruin and a right to join in the ruining of the ruined institution. Not too much to ask for, is it?