Monday, August 31, 2009

"Brokering Community Peaceful Relationships..."

In the comments to yesterday’s important homily Dearly Beloved Sinner Lapinizarre noted that Gbenga Onayiga’s subtly balanced review of Archbishop Akinola has also appeared in a second Nigerian newspaper, The Nation.

Clearly big Pete’s publicity machine is now running at full throttle, although how much traction he’s got won’t be certain until we see an article in The Sun (how can anybody not love a newspaper that runs an article headlined “Mystery World of Hunchbacks”?) What’s more The Nation’s version is heavily edited – something you’d better believe the Abuja Diocesan Communicator is hoping his boss doesn’t notice.

This is especially a problem because The Nation has omitted a paragraph lauding one of big Pete’s greatest strengths: his relationship with other faiths. As the hagiography’s unabridged version trumpets “The members of the Anglican Church are committed to establishing mutual co-operation with members of other faiths and religions”. Which is epitomized by his response to the Yelwa massacre - if grinning and saying “No comment” (see here for a précis on that example of “mutual co-operation”) doesn’t help “achieve the goals of winning more people to Christ and evolving a society that is just, caring, equitable, and one in which all can live in peace and true love” what will?

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.

4 comments :

Leonardo Ricardo said...

You took the words right out of my spleen...one wonders if Big Petey does readings from entrails or simply relies on selective Scriptural lies to terrorize Anglicans/others in Nigeria into believing he has something something he has NOT? Frankly, esteem Dr. Troll, sir, the crowing rooster of Nigeria gives me the willies (not in the English sense).

Wade said...

You don't suppose he's getting ready to come out do you Leonardo? He IS rather a dramatic little queen... And he's obviously into drag, what with dressing up like an Anglican despite being a Calvinist! What must Halloween be like at his Kirk...

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dear Wade and Friend of Wade,

Obviously the drag done for big Petey is done by either a ex-Gay with horrid taste, thus the ex-Gay was asked to leave Gaydom, or sewn into being by a heterosexual with strange ideas of embrodery embellishments that make the old buzzard look like a old wizzard...all part of a loathsome total image package I´m afraid that needs work along with the pronouncements abouts his greatness...burning those hideous prance-around outfits would be a great place to start...then, he could feed a large village for several years if he melted down those extra tall mitres...have you ever seen the double cross crucifer that marches along with him even outside of Church? Obviously a reassuring substitute but they really ought change to oversized Feather Fans on polls when they leave the nave...Cecil B. DeMile would faint!

Wade said...

Does that mean "hot-tranny-mess"?