Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So why is our General Synod going to the Land of the Tyrant who cancels church conferences?

I have no idea why General Synod in 2012 is going to be in Fiji - the Land of the Tyrant Who Cancels Church Conferences, do you?

"Fiji's military says they have ordered the cancellation of the Methodist Church conference today because the church leadership was involved in politics and some of it was refusing to recognise dictator Voreqe Bainimarama.

Three leading members of the church – the main faith for the country's indigenous population – were summonsed to the Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) last night to hear cancellation orders from Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga."

Read the whole article here.


Steven Givler said...

Maybe it's a symptom of the same mental disease that caused the local (Lisbon) Scotish Presbyterian church to allow an Imam from the Lisbon Mosque to provide a "sermon" a few Sundays ago.

There seems to be very little wisdom at work in church hierarchies these days.

Father Ron Smith said...

Has no-one ever heard of Jesus going in to 'enemy territory' to preach his Gospel? Perhaps it is incumbent upon the Church to do the same.

Anonymous said...

I'd still go. I don't think the church is condoning what's happened to the methodists (or some pentecostal churches) by holding its conference there - it may actually bring some attention to it.