Sep 22, 2008

Archbishop Akinola denies REALITY (again) regarding LGBT Christians/Anglicans in Nigeria and the Rainbow House Church "is not real"....

Interviewing Peter Akinola
Published: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008

"But sir, are you aware that in spite of your deep opposition to their practices, there is now a gay church operating in Nigeria? What is your reaction to the report that some gays in Ojodu area of Lagos now have a church for gays?

AKINOLA: There is nothing like that; it is all just mere media propaganda. It is not real. If there is anything like that at all, it must have been arranged by some people who just want to take money from those abroad who will like to fund anything just because of our stand on the issue. There is no gay church in Nigeria; it is only a deception, a media propaganda. Efforts have been made to meet them before but they could not be located anywhere.

You have said that many of those who argue in support of the gay culture in the church have also insisted that it is an issue of human rights. What if your resolute stand on this matter leads to a division of the global Anglican Communion?

Peter Akinola, Primate of Nigeria

AKINOLA: If that will be the price to pay, so be it. Those of us who shall be left can proudly call ourselves true Anglicans, true Christians."

Archbishop Akinola can't find ANY Gay Church in more

Metropolitan Community Church
Lagos Nigeria

1. Why the need for another church in Lagos Nigeria?
Within religious circles there exists great tension over the issue of including homosexuals. For persons who are Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender, there are too few or perhaps no places that wholly affirm these individuals who are Christians, self-affirming, and homosexuals. It is our calling to provide a corrective and a viable alternative. We desire to be a place of extravagant welcome for all persons — especially persons seeking a community built on honesty, openness, and equity. We believe the call that we have received comes from God and is both specific and radical. We seek to reach persons on the margins of society and make the table of the Lord accessible to all.

2. What is your denominational affiliation?
We are affiliated with the denomination of the Universal Fellowship of the Metropolitan Community Churches, founded on the 6th October 1968, in Los Angeles United States of America, founded by Rev Elder Troy D. Perry; the mission is currently under the leadership of Rev Elder Nancy L. Wilson as Moderator. We are a denomination working for unity and justice in both church and society.

3. What is Radical Inclusivity?
Radical inclusivity is the belief that all persons are welcome at the table. Inclusivity challenges major fundamental, deep-seated beliefs, doctrines and theologies at the centre of society which characterize people on the edge as enemies of God and routinely mistreats, oppresses and excludes people from the community of faith and its institutions.

4. What will the worship experience look like at House Of Rainbow, Metropolitan Community Church Lagos Nigeria?
Our worship style is celebrative and contemplative — free and open to the Spirit. We will seek to provide a rich blend of a variety of traditions - Pentecostal, Baptist, Apostolic, Methodist - just to name a few. We seek to provide an experience that values ritual, tradition, and yet one that is open to a God who is still speaking. We will also provide a space for persons to examine the deeper meaning of our traditions and faith expressions. Whether it is through our powerful praise and worship, the performing arts, or through social ministry that is grounded in love, we will seek to be a balanced people who embody the transforming and liberating love of Jesus Christ.

5. How do I become a member?
Membership is open to all. We now hold weekly bible studies, regular Membership Foundation Class and other programmes. Please contact us at to receive information regarding time and location.

Archbishop Akinola click here to find out why there was a need for a GAY CHURCH in Nigeria

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Kirkepiscatoid said...

Oh, Leonardo...why am I figuring Big Pete's websurfing finger is broken???? Sigh

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Good, yes, I know, I won't be convincing Big Pete of anything soon...but, somehow it makes me feel better to get the facts out there instead on listening/reading his ongoing folks in Virigina could be so plain STUPID as to be brainwashed by this man is amazing to me except, of course, it's not about religion/faith at all, it's politics...shabby, extreme right/fundamentalist tainted beliving...a natural match up with deceit, self or otherwise.

I think the "underground" early Christians had the same circumstances as Nigerian, Ugandan, Kenyan/other Christians...hide or die.

Not kidding.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I meant LGBT Christians in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya/beyond are stuck in hiding...or persecution and death...same old story.