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Friday, February 29, 2008

Fr. Jake: Archibishop Akinola and Massacre of Yelwa

Fr. Jake is running a story about Archibishop Akinola and the question of his involvement with the Massacre of Yelwa from a story by Eliza Griswold (yes, that Griswold) in this month's magazine "The Atlantic."

As horrifying as the story is, it is even more daunting to consider that this Primate in the Anglican Church, when asked of his involvement in it as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, his only response is "No Comment."

No comment? Really?

I wonder, at the very least, what those involved in CANA - especially those in American Episcopal Churches - might have to say? If Akinola is implicated in any way, one wonders what, if anything, Archbishop Williams might have to say.

I don't know about you, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for a response from Canterbury, which Jim Naughton at Episcopal Cafe is reporting, has sent a letter to the Diocese of NH, asking for a large contribution to support the expenses of Lambeth. You remember: the same conference to which they have declined inviting either the bishop or his spouse.

I'm not making this up. Go over and read the stories at Fr. Jake Stops the World and Episcopal Cafe.

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

Given the war language used on several rejectionist blogs, perhaps many of those folks who have allied themselves with ++Akinola actually support his "strength". Many of them seem to be Bush supporters, especially in the schismatic VA parishes.

Some people just refuse to accept the message the Bible says Jesus taught even tho they preach passages which support their favorite prejudices. Ugh.