Mar 5, 2013

THE ARCH-HOMOPHOBE OF NIGERIA: Over and over again, Nicholas Okoh blames, condemns and demonizes LGBT Christians for corrupting church/society

I think Archbishop Okoh is a tiresome, complaining and feckless lot of a preacher.  +Nicolas constantly bellyaches/pontificates about the terrors in Nigeria/beyond of a deadly Okohstyled gay agenda.  Never/ever has +Okoh offered a solution or a path to peace and/or loving neighbors (all, muslims too) other than excluding, demeaning and the damning of his perceived ¨evil people¨ to Hell.  

The man, in my mind, incites fear, hatred and violence both at home and abroad and seems to be working on becoming an accessory to crimes against humanity. 

Does Anglican +Nicolas initiate emotional/spiritual instability amongst Nigerians/others and is he a slothful clergyperson who harms fellow citizens at church/beyond when spewing self-righteous nonsense

Leonardo Ricardo

Nigerian Anglican Primate Stirs Homophobia

Anglican Church Of Nigeria Backs Harsh New Anti-Gay Law
London - 4 March 2013
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has condemned homosexuality and gay marriage, saying: “The basics of Jesus Christ will continue to be our teachings and we will not depart from it....The basics of Christian marriage is between man and woman."
British human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, has criticised the Primate, who heads the Anglican church in Nigeria, accusing him of "stirring up prejudice against gay people in Nigeria."
Okoh spoke during the ordination of three Anglican Bishops - James Olusola Odedeji (Bishop of Lagos West), Simeon Oluwole Borokini (Bishop of Akure) and Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor (Bishop of Egbu) at the Cathedral of St. Jude Ebute Metta, Lagos.
During the service, Okoh described homosexuality and same-sex marriage as great evils and works of the devil that must neither be condoned nor allowed to exist in Nigerian society. He has previously condemned the “homosexual lifestyle”, describing it as “the way of death.”
The Nigerian Anglican church supports the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, which is currently before parliament. It proposes some of the harshest anti-gay laws in the world.
According to The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria, Okoh told the assembled Sunday congregation:
“You are already aware of the evil wind blowing across the Western world, by way of the homosexual agenda. They want to push it down everybody’s throat. Whether you like it or not, the government is doing so and the church is doing so. And as far as they are concerned, it is a matter of human right. But God’s right is not discussed. I want to say that you have a responsibility to this church, not to allow any influence from any quarters to corrupt our church,” the Primate said.
“The Biblical understanding of marriage will continue to be the basis of our teaching; we will not change that position. So, no matter what they tell you, no matter where you go and who your friend is, please, resist the Devil and all his works, and he will flee from you.
“I want to encourage our clergy, particularly those of you who have attachment with the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe and America, don’t bring that influence in here. It is the responsibility of your Bishops to know where you go, who you relate with, and the influence around you. It may not be helpful to you to align with those people,” he said.

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