I don't know why I'm doing this.
I know that "Bottom Feeders" are never satisfied. Come what may, they will continue to rummage and forage for even the faintest whiff of trash in the baptismal font and then chew on it for days and days and days.
They were just starting to gear up for the Executive Committee's reaction to the Primate's Communique, but got the wind knocked out of their sails when, like good, mature adults, the members of the Executive Committe did not react, but rather, responded - on their terms and in their time.
If you have read the PRESS RELEASE from Changing Attitude and visited the Comments Section, you'll see that some folks are really upset by this. Gee, it must REALLY be a slow newsweek!
Then again, of course they are. Upset. The truth is ALWAYS upsetting. Jesus got crucified for telling the truth, as I recall.
Well, I only posted a few of the nasty notes. The bulk of them are over at "Viagra Central" (Stand Firm in Faith).
Someone actually took the time to write to Colin Coward, challenging him to provide "evidence" that Davis was in any danger.
Here's what Colin had to say. It won't help the neo-Puritan, conservative, orthodox evangelicals or the folks in the "The Alphabet Soup Evangelical Splinter Groups."
And, it was a PRESS RELEASE, for goodness sake.
And, this is a personal blog, not one affiliated with or endorsed by any church, group or organization.
And . . . oh bother! None of this makes much difference. Carry on!
BUT, not here. Send your notes to Colin - if you've actually got the courage and integrity to do that.
From: "Colin Coward"
Subject: Re: Question About Your Press Release
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 08:23:08 -0000
It's difficult to provide factual evidence that this is the case. The clearest evidence is the support of the Church of Nigeria for the bill at present before the Nigerian assembly which would make illegal any form of gay club or association or public assembly or contact with lesbian and gay people.
This would make it illegal for any person identifying themselves as gay or lesbian to meet with a bishop or any church member to engage in any kind of listening process (an illegal for the bishop or church member as well). It would make attending church and associating with the congregation as an open lesbian or gay person illegal. This has the effect of silencing and effectively eradicating from the church all lesbian and gay people. They would still be there, of course, but totally invisible and subject to arrest and imprisonment should they inadvertently or consciously 'come out'.
I would like to hear how conservatives maintain that this is a baseless charge, given the sweep of the proposed legislation. The legislation may not become law, of course. In this case, the church would have to explain how its present support for the bill is specific to the bill and does not represent church policy which will be enacted, bill or no bill.
There is also the evidence of silence and inactivity. I think Nigeria is one of the Provinces which has either failed to provide any evidence of having engaged with the listening process or has refused to take any action on listening as committed to in Lambeth 1.10. As evidence that the church is moving in the other direction, and is not wanting to silence or eradicate her lesbian and gay members, I would want the church to issue a statement to such effect to counter the evidence which suggests otherwise.