Jul 26, 2008

Fear/Hate/Fate Alert! Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez and The Diocese of Jamaica

Archbishop Drexel Gomez is the Chairperson for a proposed Anglican "Covenant"...a unpopular covenant concept/idea that is being generated as a sort of anti-LGBT clergy "loyality oath" to be taken by INDEPENDENT individual Church Provinces and individual members of individual congregations/parishes that make up a friendly, yet so far "agreeing to disagree," INDEPENDENT fellowship at The Anglican Communion.

Archbishop Drexel Gomez isn't a impartial sorta guy...he was dead set against the election/consecration of Bishop V.Gene Robinson of The Episcopal Church diocese of New Hampshire because Bishop V.Gene Robinson is a openly Gay person in a over 20 year committed relationship...in fact, Bishop Gomez has supported, and traveled to Africa to attend/preach at the consecration of "irregular" bishops....bishops consecrated by African Primates and charged with developing religious "missions" by locating anti-LGBT membership within The Episcopal Church parishes (inside the United States of America and inside The Episcopal Church), recruit the fearful, disgruntled and/or otherwise "excluding/abominating and marginalizing" LGBT loathers at Church and then attempt to "take-over" the REAL property/assets within the parish, within the diocese of The Episcopal Church...all in the name of God, who everyone ought know HATES FAGS...the Anglican "destructionists" including Drexel Gomez, West Indies, are a less-than-above board lot.

++Drexel doesn't come to the "Covenant Design Group" with a healthy/clean record of defending the basic HUMAN RIGHTS or even the basic safety of LGBT Christians/others in Jamaica and other places in the West Indies....Drexel Gomez (a enthusiastic supporter of dangerous fellow Gay "excluders" ++Henri Orombi/Uganda and ++Peter Akinola/Nigeria who are currently engaged in trying to take over/own Episcopal Church properties in Virginia, Colorado and California in the name of their African fear/hate-promoting religious missions) leads a Province that has a diocese, Jamaica, that encourages the exclusion of LGBT Christians/Anglicans at all levels of realife and churchlife...Jamaica has a horrible, brutal and bloody history/current record on violence directed against LGBT Anglican/Christians/others right this MOMENT:

"Stop aid to homophobic countries
says Tatchell"

Newswire Services
July 25, 2008

Speaking to the crowd at the San Diego Pride Human Rights Vigil on Friday 18 July, veteran human rights campaigner Mr Tatchell called for an end to aid for, "viciously homophobic countries like Jamaica, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Iraq and Nigeria."

"Tyrannies should not be rewarded: No US aid for anti-gay regimes," Mr. Tatchell said.

In 2003 the Bush administration pledged $20 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq, according to Forbes magazine.

The reconstruction of Iraq is the largest rebuilding taken on by the US since the Marshall plan helped to rebuild post WW2 Europe.

Under Saddam Hussein's regime sodomy was criminalised in 2001. However, there were no recorded executions or imprisonments.

It is only in recent years that militias have sought and murdered members of the Iraqi LGBT community.

The US also pledged $15 billion to curb the AIDS epidemic in Nigeria.

Homosexuality is a punishable offence under the strict Sharia law that governs the West African country. Gay men can be handed down a sentence of 14 years imprisonment, or 100 lashes for unmarried men and 1 years imprisonment and death by stoning for married men caught in homosexual acts.

In 2004 US aid to Uganda reached $65 million, of that $56 million was donated as emergency food for Ugandans affected by conflict.

The Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni recently branded homosexuality a "negative foreign culture."

Since President Museveni's time in office began, Uganda's LGBT community has been subject to violent attacks and harassment. Many have fled the country and are now claiming asylum in Europe.

US aid to Pakistan in 2006 reached $2.8 million and was used to support a national health survey to improve health care in country.

In Pakistan having an alternative sexuality to heterosexuality can lead to life imprisonment, and Gay Nigerians face 14 years in prison.

In Jamaica, a recent survey found anti-gay statements made by the Prime Minister Bruce Golding, had boosted his popularity.

70% of the country do not believe in equal rights for the LGBT community.

After Hurricane Ivan devastated the Caribbean Island of Jamaica in 2005, the year before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the US donated $18 million in aid to help Jamaica recover.

Mr Tatchell also hit out at homophobia within the United States. He called for a boycott of all Hyatt hotels after owner Douglas Manchester for helping to fund proposition 8, the move to ban same sex marriage in California.

The international hotelier has three hotels in the UK, two of which are in London.

Protesters, including Tatchell, picketed the San Diego Hyatt hotel on Saturday. One protester said Hyatt "put so much money into advertising this hotel in gay magazines, and it's a huge slap in the face."



Cany said...

Oy. Well, we may sooner rather than later see a separation. I don't know how that will work out given considerable aid comes from the US to other countries, and if we are not in communion with those churches (communions) via a three-way split--US/Canada and Progressive Churches, Drag-ya back (pardon the pun) churches, and cement shoe (current thinking) churches--the current mission work done will be problematic in many respects.

But who cares about starvation, pandemic disease, poverty, lack of water, human rights etc., right?

James at Three-Legged Stool has an interesting post on this.

David G. said...

Remember.... These Boot's Where Made For Walkin', . . . and if Rowan keeps up, there will be MANY walkin'!!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I can't get ++Rowan out of my head...honestly, I think he's been off on a anti-Americas tangent these last years and is stubborn and bitter because of the cowardly actions he took against Dean Jeffery Johns, his celibate former Gay friend that he reduced to the reject pile and discriminated against...we've embarrassed the ABC because OUR basic decency and Christian actions ...I think some the population of the U.K., which would include Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland, aren't going to go alone with his "punishment" ideas program...this whole thing has taken on a entirely new ugly face of behind-the-scenes plotting and ugly grasps at powerseeking at The Anglican Communion...and then, of course, ++Rowan will have to face those who discard the lives of fellow human beings like rampaging trash collectors who avoid looking into their own stinking and rotting character issues and their provincial "dumps"...Rowan has made a convulted mess out of intellectualizing spiritual leadership at The Anglican Communion...he was never prepared for such a task, the man rarely makes himself understood by others and has hidden agendas that don't represent basic common good...however, this final jolt of a Anglican inquistion and self-impowering scheme of his is very clear indeed...to think he admires the wisdom of the current Pope should send chills up the spine of any fairminded Christian who is Protestant and wants to remain one.

++Rowan can no longer pretend that the likes,and hatefilled actions, of despotic leaders such as Akinola and Orombi will go away without him having to face them full-on and note his various sins of omissions...Rowan has bowed to the instigators of crimes of hate against humanity and endorses their actions remaing silent and trying to restructure the non-authority of The Anglican Communion.

Bonnie said...

Hi Leonardo--Yes, more of the same ole, same ole, As the Fanglican World Churns (spewing, spitting, and belching) along.

Nothing points out ++Rowan Williams's inspid leadership so much as his stroll through London to promote the MDG's. I wonder how many of our bishops felt squinchy, useless and stupid being a part of that endeavor. REAL leadership would have been setting up a work project in a Muslim neighborhood with our bishops rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to provide a necessary, any necessary, reaching out help project that ended up with the Queen serving tea to some of her less fortunate subjects. And isn't that just too cute, "subjects." But noooo way did that happen. He would rather academically discuss Sharia Law than actually reach out personally to people who are being attacked by one of his nit primates, Nazgul-Ali.

His recreational pursuit of Dostoevsky gets a higher priority than whether or not his bishops are living in countries filled with hunger, fear, injustice, oppression, disease and corruption aided and abetted by said bishops. Jesus weeps.

They can all take a hike for all I care. If the Anglican Communion is hemorrhaging it is due to ++Rowan's lack of leadership, courage and imagination. He has no freaking (sorry for the language) idea how to relate to real people.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

If the Anglican Communion is hemorrhaging it is due to ++Rowan's lack of leadership, courage and imagination. He has no freaking (sorry for the language) idea how to relate to real people.


EXACTLY...you've got it, by George (please include Cary), er Rowan, you got it...these people can't get their head out of their, pulled-down-over-their-eyes mitres!