posted by Elizabeth Keaton on her blog; Telling Secrets
The following letter was posted by Elizabeth Keaton. It was written by Rose Ngeri a Nigerian woman, now in England on ocassion of the Lambeth Conference where she hopes to meet as many African bishops and possible and reach them with this message. I offer it with my prayers for her and without comment.
Here are her own words to her bishops and their wives:
"The Lambeth Conference, to me, is a place where you meet Bishops and people from all walks of life to share different views about lots of things we see and hear. I gather that LGBT are welcome in the House of God by some people . . yet, denied the right of place in the same house of God by others.
Please, our African spiritual fathers, let us have a place in our churches. REMEMBER, WE WERE BORN OF YOUR FATHERS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, AUNTIES, COUSINS AND NEICES. Our mothers did not ask for this group of children. Rather it is the content of the man deposited in the woman that came out the same way it is made by God.
African leaders keep passing laws against LGBT. Please, if I may ask, what crime have we committed? Mothers, will you fold your arms and let your children die through torture? Why can't you ask them what crime your children have committed before they kill more of your children?
How long should we keep quiet about issues like this?
Which way Africa?"