Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Akinola attacks inclusiveness


[Conger] 3 June 2008--The Archbishop of Nigeria has denounced “multiculturalism” and “inclusiveness” as tenets of a false gospel that have sapped the missionary imperative of the Church.

In his commencement address to the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry outside of Pittsburgh on May 17, Archbishop Akinola warned the new graduates from the Episcopal Church’s sole remaining Evangelical theological college that the world outside their seminary’s walls would not be welcoming.

“Here, you live in a community of faith. But out there, secularisation of society has led to the consignment of the Christian faith and practice to the background. What is left of the Church is infested by such new phenomena as ‘inclusiveness’ here in the USA, and in the UK we hear of multiculturalism,” the Nigerian primate said.

These worldviews were a form of “political correctness” that sought to “accommodate all shades of opinion and practice in the church.”

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