Reacting to the American Episcopal Church's advocacy for homosexuality, Nigeria's Archbishop Peter Akinola expresses his displeasure:
Akinola insisted he did not hate gays, despite his fiery comments in the past protesting against the growing acceptance of homosexuality.
He once called the trend a "satanic attack" on the church. But he said he could not accept attempts to "superimpose your modern culture on Scripture" by ignoring what he said were Biblical injunctions against gay sex.
"I didn't write the Bible. It's part of our Christian heritage. It tells us what to do," Akinola said.
"If the word of God says homosexuality is an abomination, then so be it."
Those who support ordaining gays contend Scripture does not ban same-sex relationships, and that there was no understanding in biblical times that homosexuality was a natural orientation, not a choice.
Akinola said this reasoning sent an offensive message that the Bible "is only for the prim-itive people".
Akinola is exactly correct. Many Americans have become far too sophisticated for the "primitivism" of the Bible. They cannot accept the "foolishness" of God.