Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Anglican African Bishops Meet to Fight Western Pansexualism: Anglican Version of Theology of the Body

Here's the polite Anglican version of right-wing Catholic rhetoric about keeping African men men and African women women: this is David W. Virtue reporting on the current Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa's All Africa Bishops' Conference (CAPA): the Anglicans are fighting "Western pansexualists" who do "not hold fast to a biblical view of Christian morality."

You know, Western pansexualists like the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church USA Katharine Jefferts Schori, the archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, or, for that matter, the emeritus bishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu.  Tutu, as you know, maintains that homophobia is a "crime against humanity" and "every bit as unjust" as apartheid. 

And so it appears that he is infected with the ideological poison of Western pansexualism and that he has succumbed to that non-biblical view of Christian morality to which amoral Westerners have succumbed--despite his many years of noble struggle for peace, justice, and social healing because of his commitment to the gospel message.

Meanwhile, doughty Western Anglicans whose sole interest in matters African is altruistic, don't you know, and whose primary concern with Africa is to help Africans remain true Christians--Anglicans like David W. Virtue--are delighted that Africans are "sticking to their guns about homosexuality - they will have none of it."

Not that Virtue and his cronies have any vested interest in interfering in the internal politics and deliberations of churches and nations in developing parts of the world, of course--unlike, say, their evangelical counterparts in the American movement The Family, whose bloody fingerprints keep cropping up all over the place in Uganda, where the nation continues deliberating about whether to make being gay a crime punishable by death.