Rebuttal to PG Piece: Why African Anglicans would oppose ordination of homosexuals

From Wednesday's Post-Gazette, this response from the Rev. Luke Mbefo, C.S.Sp., associate professor in the Theology Department at Duquesne University to Sunday's Forum “A Gospel of Intolerance”

I'm having a rather unpleasant day so I'll refrain from too much editorializing.  Reverend Mbefo seems to believe that Africans' worldview of the ordering of society (divinely ordered) prohibits them from accepting homosexuality.  He's much more artful in his article.

While I respect and honor Reverend Mbefo's intent to portray Africans as active defenders of classical values rather than passive “consumer” of foreign ideals, I cannot help but wonder how African women feel about these same classic family values. 

Its the same family value crap over and over again.  God's will, the order of society, etc, etc, etc.

None of it justifies the Anglican Archbishop openly supporting attempts to criminalize homosexuals.  His moral obligation is to treat all of us with love and human dignity.  This legislation is so far from any pretense of love or dignity that he appears to be doing Catholic Vatican retro “I am holy man” paraodies rather than leading his church.

I warned you I wasn't up to it today. 


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  • Religion is MAN's way of “controlling” the masses.
    Think about it for a second. Religion keeps telling YOU what to do or not do. It is very well known, in some circles, what those righteous religious leaders do behind closed doors (but don't want YOU doing it — that wouldn't make it naughty or fun anymore).
    All that drag queen dress up stuff and ceremonial horse-poo. Women not allowed in SEMINaries for eons. All that kneeling so that your face is at crotch level. Give me a break! Some of us know about certain bishops being real hypocrits!
    Why do you think that that Church has never permitted the autopsy of any Pope? How embarrassing would it be for the Church if they found that missing butt plug! Oh your eminence!
    Religion has been the excuse used by almost every hypocrit I've met in my 52 years.

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