HOW TO BUY AN AFRICAN ARCHBISHOP

From NEW VISION:

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi has lauded the people of Lango for supporting him when he was installed as head the Anglican Church in Uganda.

Speaking at the home of Michael Onapa in Barapwo village in Lira sub-county on Tuesday, he said, “When I was installed as Archbishop, the people of Nebbi never came, but the Langi were there. The gifts they gave were the best,” he said.

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HOW TO BUY AN AFRICAN ARCHBISHOP — 3 Comments

  1. This is what I’ve been trying to tell folks, and I understand the accusations of racism it raises, but it’s patently and objectively true:

    In (at least some)parts of Africa, the episcopacy is regarded as another position of chiefdom, like a sort of warlord; gifts and money are expected, as tribute to a ruler. I don’t think it’s so much gay or straight that bothers them, or moral issues at all – it’s the Western egalitarianism that’s a threat. We question our bishops, hold them responsible, expect “value for our money,” and don’t allow them a position of social ascendance. Now, wouldn’t that be a threat to you if you were Orombi, or Akinola?