Friday, 8 June 2007

Nigerian church's anti-gay campaign is about grabbing power, oil

Ed: What matters about this is that Changing Attitude describe Davis Mac-Iyalla's tour, which will include the UK, as part of the Lambeth 'listening process'. The Bishop of Chelmsford remains a patron of Changing Attitude UK.

An anti-gay campaign in Nigeria is part of the national church’s efforts to grab power and oil wealth in the west African nation, says a gay activist who is touring the U.S.

Davis Mac-Iyalla, the founder of Changing Attitude Nigeria, visited four Ohio cities in May with a plea for action from the LGBT community in America.

He says his refusal to deny his sexual orientation has put him at odds with this campaign.

Because he refuses to back down, he says the Nigerian church, led by Archbishop Peter Akinola, has threatened his life. Read more

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