Back in 2004, Chuck Colson warned that failing to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment would lead to more terrorism by “inflaming radical Islam” and “handing moral weapons of mass destruction to those who use America’s decadence to recruit more snipers and hijackers and suicide bombers.”
That seems to be the sort of logic at work here as Jeff Walton of The Institute on Religion and Democracy warns that the Episcopal Church’s election of a lesbian bishop, Mary Glasspool, will endanger the lives on Christians in Africa:
According to Jeff Walton with the Institute on Religion & Democracy (IRD), Glasspool’s election will make it tough for Christians in certain countries.
“Last week there were over 500 people who were killed in three villages surrounding Jos Nigeria,” he shares. “These Christian villagers were killed for their faith. The people who attacked them were yelling ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and one of the charges against the Christians was that they were immoral.”
Walton explains the rationale behind that accusation. “When a Muslim sees the newspaper headline, ‘Anglican elects partnered lesbian bishop,’ they don’t draw a distinction between African Christians and European or American Christians,” he says.