The Anglicans Out-Sharia Muslims

Blogger Matthew Thompson reports on the latest maneuvring on a draconian anti-gay bill that could pass imminently in the Nigerian Senate. One of the provisions:

(1) Registration of Gay Clubs, Societies and organizations by whatever name they are called in institutions from secondary to the tertiary level or other institutions in particular and, in Nigeria generally, by government agencies is hereby prohibited.

(2) Publicity, procession and public show of same-sex amorous relationship through the electronic or print media physically, directly, indirectly or otherwise are prohibited in Nigeria.

(3) Any person who is involved in the registration of gay clubs, societies and organizations, sustenance, procession or meetings, publicity and public show of same sex amorous relationship directly or indirectly in public and in private is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a term of 5 years imprisonment.

A leading Muslim opposes the bill as gratuitously homophobic, but Archbishop Akinola, a favorite among American theocons, is all for it. Here's a helpful summary of this alarming development, as American Episcopalians ally with brutal opponents of human rights.