Anglican Communion’s new secretary general draws praise from Africa, condemnation elsewhere

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The Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon preaches at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Black Heritage in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto with the theme “Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Inspiring the Future" at St. Paul’s on Bloor Street on February 22, 2015. Photo courtesy of Michael Hudson

The Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon preaches at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Black Heritage in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto with the theme “Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Inspiring the Future" at St. Paul’s on Bloor Street on February 22, 2015. Photo courtesy of Michael Hudson

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(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon's appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.

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  • James Carr

    Any true follower of the Judeo- Christian God (actually the only God) must condemn homosexual acts, and the folly of what some claim is a gay marriage. There is no wiggle room.-

  • donn g

    I heard that gay groups fund RNS. That would explain a lot.

  • Ben in oakland

    And the Anglican communion, embracing antigay Africa, continues to slide down in the estimation of the British people.

  • Diogenes

    All other things being equal, I’m not much worried about the loss of esteem of the British people.

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  • MarkE

    Who made you the arbiter of “true followers of Judeo-Christian God”? A century and a half ago, this man would not have been allowed in your home, let alone your church? And people used the Bible of the “Judeo-Christian God” to justify their stance. I hate to tell you this, but God is not done with us. The Holy Spirit continues to call, gather, enlighten and sanctify us – each generation. And since God moves in strange and mysterious (to us) ways, we should be prepared for some surprises!

  • Greg

    Looks like the worldwide Anglican Communion is wisely more worried about its estimation in the eyes of God rather than any people, British or otherwise.