As Lambeth continues to roll on, the Archbishop of Canterbury has made a plea for everyone to understand that in tolerating (or worse, listening to) homosexuals Western Churches have placed believers in otherwise stable and peace-loving countries in “literal physical risk”.
Expanding upon this enlightening theme, His Grace continued: “Imagine what it is to be known as the 'gay church' in a context where that spells real contempt and danger.”
He’s quite right of course, since no Western Christian ever faces contempt and danger, and in +Cantaur’s own country nobody has any concept of what it means to live in fear. How dare we risk the lives of Big Pete Akinola’s bodyguards by spoiling their church’s impeccable name, when no person in the west need ever have the slightest concern for their own safety.
What’s more, how dare people think Christianity has anything to do with taking risks by standing alongside the marginalized and rejected. Since when did anyone receive business class tickets to a conference anywhere by doing a crazy thing like that?
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.