"We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation."
(Explaining the decision to reject American funding as a protest over liberal theology and practices, including the ordination of homosexuals.)
"The victimisation or diminishment of human beings whose affections happen to be ordered towards people of the same sex is anathema to us."Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(Statement of the Primates of the Anglican Communion at Dromantine, February 2005)
"I didn’t create poverty. This church didn’t create poverty. Poverty is not an issue, human suffering is not an issue at all, they were there before the creation of mankind."Peter Jasper (archbishop) AkinolaReported in the East African Standard January 2004, now only available online here.
"By your victory at the polls, you have put to shame the revisionists and their agenda in the Church of Christ, and particularly in the Episcopal Church of United States of America (ECUSA). I hope that by your election victory, these ordained men and women will feel rebuked and be forced to repent of this grievous sin of repudiating the word of God, and to seek genuine restoration."Peter Jasper (archbishop) AkinolaFrom An Open Congratulatory Message to the President George W Bush
"a misfit, a wolf in shepherd’s clothing and one of the end-time agents of the devil sent to lead astray those who would have believed in God."Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(referring to the Anglican Primate of South Africa, Archibishop Winston Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town)
"The Church commends the law-makers for their prompt reaction to outlaw same-sex relationships in Nigeria and calls for the bill to be passed since the idea expressed in the bill is the moral position of Nigerians regarding human sexuality."Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(Communique on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2006
"We remind our churches to maintain the emphasis on the war against indecent dressing"Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(Pastoral Letter September 2006)
"Self-seeking, self-glory, that is not me. No. Many people say I embarrass them with my humility."Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(Interview in The New York Times, 25 December 2006)
"Whoever God is calling to govern must put God first, must know the people, must know what their aspirations are, must know what their needs are and address those needs. In that way they will be blessed, they will rejoice and God too will be honoured."Peter Jasper (archbishop) Akinola(Interview in the Guardian newspaper, 24 January 2007)
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