October 26, 2005
A story in the paper tells of conservative Episcopalians in Nigeria lamenting that those who sent missionaries to them years ago to preach the gospel now deny what they once taught.
Specifically, church leaders in Nigeria complain that the Americans are trying to legitimize homosexuality which, they once taught was prohibited by God’s word.
Woe to those who call good, evil and evil good.
Now we learn that a liberal Episcopal group is crafting a strategy to disenfranchise about 16 conservative bishops if the denomination’s general convention next year in Columbus, Ohio results in a church split.
The conservatives who still believe the Bible should come out from among them and be separate and not bother to wait for the liberals to throw them out.
The American Episcopal church, along with the Anglicans in England, would be better off if they were under the authority of the Nigerian bishops, who apparently have not been entangled by the cares of the world.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.