Everyone knows that prior to Bishop Robinson’s installation in March 2004 Africa was a peaceful and harmonious land of plenty, where men loved their fellow men in unsoiled platonic relationships. Yet today everything has changed, and speaking in the Ugandan Sunday Monitor Archbishop of the Church Orombi lays it on the line: “Moral degeneration is the cause of religious and leadership conflicts”.
This is, of course, why religious and leadership conflicts are unknown among GAFCON clergy, and never occur within the African Church leadership; since the closely united single organisation representing Orthodoxy is untainted by any stain of moral degeneration. Similarly, as James Buyinza writes concerning homosexuality in an impressively logical piece in the Rwandan New Times: “such behaviours are unheard of, though some isolated cases have been sighted, but we need to stay at the guard before the bad forces of globalization and the so called contemporary Christianity attacks us.”
Indeed, as a Rwandan Mr Buyinza speaks from a unique position of insight when he says: “The reasons why Africa is still facing some of the problems such as poverty, hunger and civil wars is that we Africans have tended to compromise ourselves with the unenthusiastic waves from our masters” and it certainly appears the African bishops share his wisdom. Let us all pray they continue to share his determination to “support my fellow Christians not to be blown by gay wind.”
I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.