The Living Church has news of an email that has been sent to a number of media outlets from the Provincial offices of the Church of Nigeria:
“A spokesman for the Church of Nigeria, Archdeacon Akintunde Popoola, told The Living Church the quote attributed to the bishop was false.
The Bishop of Uyo ‘denied making such a statement,’ Canon Popoola said. While the bishop’s address to his diocesan synod did speak to the issue of human sexuality dividing the Communion, and the Church of Nigeria’s position on these issues, ‘he did not say that [gays and lesbians] are to be hated, nor that they are insane or unfit to live.’
The News Agency of Nigeria reporter has ‘apologized for the misrepresentation and promised a retraction,’ Archdeacon Popoola told TLC.”
I understand also that UPI has pulled the article from their website saying that there are some legitimate questions about it veracity.
Read the rest: The Living Church Foundation