Friday, May 04, 2007

I'll see your gay priest

....and raise you a Nigerian bishop.

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is confronting Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola head-on with a new demand that he not install Truro Church rector Martyn Minns as head of a parallel denomination this coming weekend. At the ceremony, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Archbishop Akinola and four other Nigerian bishops will make Bishop Minns, 64, the head of the Fairfax-based Convocation of Anglicans in North America. He has headed CANA, in addition to pastoring the 2,300-member Truro, since he was consecrated as a bishop Aug. 20 in Abuja, Nigeria.

What's happening is that 11 Episcopal Churches in Virginia are breaking away from the American Church and joining an Anglican convocation headed by Bishop Akinola. These churches left the American Episcopal Church because of the abandonment of God's Word including acts of squishiness like ordaining gay bishops (and gay ex-governors as priests).

BTW, Bishop Akinola is no stranger to standing up for Biblical truth.

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