Saturday, February 09, 2008

100 Meter Backpedal: Rowan Williams

Well this didn't take long:
Amid growing calls for his resignation, including from members of the General Synod of the Church of England, Dr. Rowan Williams hastily backtracked, claiming he had never called for a parallel jurisdiction of Sharia for Muslims.
No, no. Certainly not. It was far more nuancey than that. Dr. Peter Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria, who knows a thing or two about Muslim persecution of Christians called Dr. Williams's remarks "most disturbing and most unfortunate." Dr. Akinola is also at odds with the Church of England over homosexuals in the priesthood--a subject which will be on the agenda Monday at a meeting of the Synod in London. Timing, it appears, is not among Dr. Williams's strong points.

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