Anglican bishops in Africa have rejected millions of dollars in aid from the U.S. Episcopal church in protest over the election of gay bishop Gene Robinson. And as a consequence, people are starving.
Edwina Thomas, national director of Sharing of Ministries Abroad, a Virginia-based international Anglican group, said African prelates debated the matter in Nigeria last year.
“The archbishop of Congo stood in front of the bishops and said, ‘My people are starving. They are having as little as one meal every other day,’” she said. “I remember the archbishop of Nigeria saying, ‘We need to help you.’”
Writing in this post for GetReligion, Douglas LeBlanc says that the story highlights the "horrible cost being paid by these bishops’ people as conservative Episcopalians fail to make up for what the bishops have rejected."
The conservative African bishops have followed their ignorance and hate to the place where all ill will leads: into destruction and darkness. Their people suffer so that their self-righteous "leaders" can take a stand on the "principle" of putting anti-gay prejudice ahead of people's lives. With morals like those, who needs sin?