From NIGERIAN TRIBUNE:
Bishop Godwin Okpala, of the Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, has upbraided the United States of America, Canada and other European countries over their negative reaction to Nigeria for promulgating laws against same-sex marriage. He said the outburst of the so-called super powers had again betrayed their lack of respect for Nigeria and other developing nations’ sovereignity (sic) and independence to operate with minimal external influence. He noted that the whole country was united over the law against homosexualism (sic) and lesbianism, because such negative behaviour was against the two dominant religions in Nigeria and that same-sex was also against the culture of the people, as well as negate (sic) reasons and all known logic.
Professor Godwin Okpala also corrected an erroneous impression that the church originated from the West. He said Africa, indeed, recieved Christianity before the West and that Africa still had the responsibility of evangelising them because they had lost it.
We can't be certain exactly how Christianity spread out from Jerusalem but it seems likely it moved into Asia Minor first and then to Rome soon after. There may have been a Christian presence in Alexandria relatively quickly because of the large Jewish population in that city. It is also true that the Christian church in north Africa was the dominant religion for six centuries before being superseded by the Islamic religion of Arab invaders. We in the West are often amiss in not giving due credit to the Christian congregations of northern Africa. However, no, Christianity did not begin in north Africa or reach North Africa before Europe and it took a long, long time for Christianity to cross south across the Sahara into East Africa. Bishop Okpala may live in Africa but he is ethnically further removed from Egyptian Copts (for example) than I am. But this is the thing about many Africans, church leaders, politicians and the like. They seem to believe that saying something loudly makes it true. I mean what on earth does "against all known logic" mean? I have a sneaking suspicion that Okpala's grasp of logic is as lacking as his knowledge of world history.