Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Anglican Church of Nigeria Blasts Archbishops of Canterbury and York over Marriage
Archbishop Okoh accuses archbishops of a new colonial philosophy by affirming homosexuality

By David W. Virtue
February 25, 2014

In an address to his Standing Committee, Nigerian Archbishop Nicholas Okoh blasted Church of England leaders over their stand on marriage saying that the Church of Nigeria is Bible-based in its faith and practices and will adhere to the plain sense of Scripture tenaciously upholding the traditional biblical understanding of marriage as a life-long union between a man and a woman.

The evangelical Primate tore into Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu saying that the letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England House of Bishops, affirming homosexuality and the ministry of ordained and lay homosexuals, has no force in Nigeria.

"It is not and will not be applicable in Nigeria. Our understanding is that it is not Christianity; it is a new colonial philosophy at work. We must further say that the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England House of Bishops has increased the difficulties in the relationship between that Church and ours. We call on all African Church leaders to reject the letter and to lead their people without any foreign moral imposition."

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