Those of us who have listen to the intra-Anglican fracas tend to see “the Nigerian problem” as the Archbishop of Nigeria Peter Akinola interfering in United States parishes, standing as a spokesman for conservative primates, and by extension challenging the Archbishop of Canterbury as the de facto leader of the Communion. But as I’ve said, I’ve given up bishops for Lent. Or the Anglican ones anyway.
Nigeria has another problem with gays: abject hatred and a proposed law that would not only jail gays but those that defend them. Yes, Archbishop Akinola is a major supporter for this cruel bill. I admit to have hearing about it, but then let it slip my mind.
It did not, however, slip Rev. Tom’s at Sacerdos in Aeternum. He points to a current Voice of America story on the subject, and encourages his readers to write their member of Congress or the Nigerian embassy. The BBC also has coverage.
The Nigerian chancery used to be around the corner from me, but has since moved to the gated diplomatic compound up off Connecticut Aveune, so don’t trust any 16th Street address you might have. Use this one instead, and your best Emily Post/Amnesty International manners.
His Excellency Professor George A. Obiozor
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008