African Churches urged not to be distracted by Western progressives

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon

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[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has urged Anglican leaders in Africa not to “fall in line” with “socially progressive” views and programmes “which suggest that the Bible is wrong”. Speaking to members of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) during their meeting in Rwanda, Dr Idowu-Fearon said that the Church “will not crumble or bow the knee to a godless secular culture that despises the Bible and what it teaches” and urged the Churches in Africa to remain focused on serving the people of the continent.

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Dr Idowu-Fearon said that he was “deeply disturbed” by seeing how Christians determined to maintain Anglican orthodoxy are being “swept aside by a campaign to change the churches’ teaching on marriage and so-called rights of equality.”

Read the full article on the Anglican Communion News Service.