The Anambra state Anglican Communion Diocese of Nigeria of Mbamili, read out her riot act saying that anyone involve in homosexuality and is caught will be thrown out of the diocese this warning was given to her Priests and members.
This was read by Rt. Rev Henry Okeke the Bishop of the Diocese during a Presidential Address/Bishop’s Charge delivered to the 3rd Session of the 3rd Synod, Diocese of Mbamili at the Cathedral Church of St Michael, Umuikwu Anam, Anambra West Local Government Anambra State.
The Bishop made it clear that the Anglican Church will not condone any practice of homosexuality and its kind as the church has zero tolerance for it. Saying that, “Homosexuality is a very serious global war that must be won by Anglicans, not just in the church but in the secular world because some people who call themselves children of God are beginning to do, ordinarily and humanly speaking, things that should not be done.
According to Rt. Rev. Henry Okeke: “Homosexuality is an aberration, it is anti-cultural and anti-scriptural, and there is no way you can link it to God’s plan for man. It is turning upside down the plan of God for man, that is why the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion is at the forefront of the fight and an organisation in the Anglican Church, called the Global Anglican Future Conference, GAFCON, is championing the fight to make sure that the Western church does not bring in this monster into our religious system. And so for us in the Diocese of Mbamili, Anambra State, it is a very serious fight, and that is why we have told our clergy men that any one that attempts it, we will do our best to be pastoral at heart, but the person must leave, it shows he is not supposed to be a pastor. That is why we are saying it here at the synod and some other dioceses in the Anglican Communion, that we are also not taking the aberration lightly. They are taking the same steps because we condemn it wholly and entirely, homosexuality is an enemy of God and the church”.
He further said that one of the priests in this diocese have been caught and they have dealt with it by sending the priest away without waste of time, while others have learnt a lot of lessons from that incident.