Friday, June 27, 2008

"voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals"?

Were there "voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals" at GAFCON? Stephen Bates of the Guardian says there were:
Two days into the great realignment, we've already had the archbishops of Nigeria and Uganda denying that gays are ever persecuted in their countries - and failing to find the words to condemn the violence if they are; voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals; and lip-smacking assertions that the old church has fallen prey to apostasy, brokenness and turmoil, in its attempt to "acquiesce to destructive modern, cultural and political dictates". (my bold)


If there were "voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals" at GAFCON, they must confronted. That is terrible!!!

If there were NOT "voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals" at GAFCON, Bates must confronted. That is slander, or libel, isn't it?

Over at The Anglican Scotist, I have been defending the African Archbishops under the assumption that what is in the transcript of the Press Conference is all that the gay rights activists have to criticize. But if there were "voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals", we have a serious problem and I regret my comments as naive.

However, I have seen no other reports of "voices calling for biblically lethal punishment for homosexuals", so I am thinking this is a lie. The headline on Bates article is "Vicious hot air currents". Perhaps it is well named, but not in the way he intended.




H/T David Ould at Stand Firm

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

Locked in mortal combat, you emerged victorious.

At 3:31 PM, bls said...
"You miss the point, Perpetua. Akinola doesn't want to imprison gay people for 'behavior'; he wants to imprison them merely for speaking aloud about who they are - and of course for even trying to work to change the law itself."

Brave Perpetua, how can one reason with people like bls?

I have a feeling that once Perpetua was in the arena, the crowd was waiting for the death blow. Perhaps they were hoping to see you guide the sword to your own throat.