Friday, March 13, 2009

Piece in Our Time. Piece o' dis, Piece o' dat.

Please note this conclusion from the statement of the Nigerian Church in support of pending legislation that would criminalize all same sex activity, and even any action that in any way could be considered helping a same-sex person.

“Same sex marriage apart from being ungodly is also unscriptural, unnatural, unprofitable, unhealthy, uncultural, un-African and un-Nigerian. It is a perversion, a deviation and an aberration that is capable of engendering moral and social holocaust in this country. It is also capable of existincting (sic) mankind and as such should never be allowed to take root in Nigeria.”

You can read PDF downloads of the full text of the statement, and of the legislation itself here at Thinking Anglicans. Kudos to Simon Sarmiento for posting this, and to those Nigerian activists who risked life and limb to get this published.
The Nigerian ruling elite has gone stark raving verkakte with this homophobic obsession.  The legislation is nothing more than a hunting license for the cops, license for settling scores and doing away with political opponents and with people who are just inconvenient.  It is using a despised minority as a scapegoat and distraction.  Where have we seen that before

Adrian Worsfold over at Pluralist has gone so far as proposing expelling the Nigerian Church from the Anglican Communion if this legislation goes through with their support.
I haven't yet decided about that drastic step, but this legislation is also pretty damn drastic.

Below is a recent photograph of the Archbishop of Canterbury with a draft of the proposed Covenant in his hand.

Peace in Our Time, and in Our Communion, indeed.  And who pays the price this time for our peace of mind?

And speaking of the fatally toxic mixture of homophobia, hypocrisy, arrogance, and criminality, read this story posted by Grandmere Mimi of what happened to a young seminarian in the Orthodox Church of America.

So, all you rightwingers who can't bear the the thought that the LGBTs are your equals legally and spiritually, is this what you really want?  Do you really want to be associated with all this?

So all you folks who shook the dust of the Episcopal Church off your feet in anger and disgust  before you left with the silver... 


How now brown cows?


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

The rather hauntingly mm Horst Wessel lied (which I had never heard before for obvious reasons; my home folks wouldn't allow it) is a good reminder of how secuctive all this was to many, before they individually realised were it was going...

Thank you for this!

Counterlight said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Goran. It strikes me that a country that gave the world Beethoven and Bach couldn't come up with something better than this for a totalitarian party anthem. Stalin was much better served by his musicians, in my opinion. Horst Wessel, who wrote this tune, was a bruiser for the party who pimped his girlfriend, and died in a shootout in the streets of Berlin, thus making him a "martyr."