Holiday in Nigeria

Michael Gerson wrote a puff piece this morning about Anglican Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria in the Washington Post. As an liberal Episcopalian, it’s actually kind of great to hear conservatives in the Church embrace Akinola. Because Akinola thinks that people in gay relationships, even non-sexual gay relationships, should spend five years in prison. He also ordered violence against Muslims in Nigeria following the Danish cartoon controversy; eighty people died, mosques were defaced, and a Muslim district containing 100 houses was burnt. If Episcopalians like Gerson want to be associating with a crazed warlord like Akinola, I suppose we should let them do so and have them lose all credibility in the process.

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