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anthony

not fit to live also reminds queer people of how their ancestors died under the hands of idi amin, mao, stalin and hitler, because their sexuality could not fit into the national characther...

Tim

Thanks, Joe; I've passed both these articles on, on my blog.

steve the z

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23.

Nope, just because someone lives a homosexual life does not make them an inferior being, they are human. and scripture applies to all humans in the same manner. So If this dude has been quoted correctly, then He has some big problems to deal with. I would go so far as to ask what sins has he not confessed.

joseph

steve, I agree that if he has been quoted correctly, he has some explaining to do. It is true in one sense that none of us are "fit to live" so to speak - we all have offended against God (and some of us continue on a daily basis).

Jim

Another case of bad reporting?
In an email communication The Venerable Akintunde A. Popoola, Director of Communications for the Church of Nigeria has stated that Bishop Orama has denied making the statements attributed to him in a September 2, 2007, UPI report. Additionally, the journalist who issued the statement has given a verbal apology for the misrepresentation and has promised to print a retraction.

joseph

Jim: yes, it appears that UPI has pulled the story. Bad reporting (or creative reporting, as the case may be). I'm glad to see that this was clarified.

On a related note, I feel for those members of the Zacchaeus Fellowship who believe they find little comfort in the "either/or" of the WEst / GS. They remind me of something Mrs Felix & I were reading the other night: "The foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests; the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head".

BD

Yes, UPI pulled the story. But they are not publishing a correction.

The media situation in Nigeria is such that putting stringers and reporters at risk isn't worth it.

Changing Attitudes in Nigeria is very familar with Popoola and Orama.

An Archbishop's office releasing a denial is not'bad' traditional media reporting. Or a retraction.

That took courage to post Joseph, thank you.


steve the z

Thank you for publishing the information on the Zacheus fellowship though, I have read a bit on their website and would also want to encourage them somehow.

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