Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bishop Martyn Minns of Nigeria Subject to 5 Years in Prison

An online discussion group has alerted us to this breaking news. It appears Bp. Martyn Minns, of the new Nigerian Truro Church is about to be hoist by his own petard.

The proposed Nigerian legislation that may cause problems for Bp. Minns contains this clause:

Any person who is involved in the registration of gay clubs, societies and organizations, sustenance, procession or meetings, publicity and public show of same sex amorous relationship directly or indirectly in public and in private is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a term of 5 years imprisonment. (emphasis added)
Archbishop Peter Akinola, who has final oversight over CANA, the organization run by Bp. Minns, is on record as supporting this legislation. Although the Archbishop has not issued an official response to this evidence of inappropriate behavior by one of his bishops, unofficial reports are claiming the Archbishop was heard shouting something that can be loosely translated as "I am Primate, hear me roar!"

Further developments will be reported as they unfold.


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