Tuesday, 30th September, 2008
By Ganzi Muhanguzi
A TOTAL of 39 bishops, are in the country to defend the Global Anglican Future Conference Movement (GAFCON).
GAFCON is a clergy movement against homosexuality in the Church.
Archbishop Nicholas Okoh from Nigeria, who is also the chairman of the GAFCON Theological Resource Group, said the misrepresentation of Christ and his nature is a threat to the Church.
“The controversy about who Jesus is, almost crippled the Church some time back,” he said.
He urged Christians to follow the Bible and reject popular distortions.
The group is meeting at Uganda Christian University, Mukono.
Uganda’s Archbishop,s Henry Luke Orombi, in August, declared the next 10 years, a decade of mission, urging the Anglican churches to spread the gospel.
Currently in the Anglican Church, the liberal Anglicans, led by Canterbury are in favour of homosexuality, while conservatives, led by Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria are opposed to the move.
Akonola’s group is threatening a break in communion if the Canterbury does not retract their stand.
The Meeting, which ends today, attracted clergy from USA, UK, Australia, South India, South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.