Pakistani Christians reject gay bishop
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Christian community on Monday slammed the appointment of an openly gay bishop by the Anglican Church in the United States as an unacceptable act.
“We don’t like it, we don’t approve of it,” Sadiq Daniel, Bishop of Karachi and Balochistan diocese, Church of Pakistan, told AFP by telephone.
On Sunday the Episcopal Church in the United States confirmed the appointment of Gene Robinson, who is openly homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire, despite global warnings the move could split the church.
Bishop Daniel said the appointment may be accepted in the Western world but was “objectionable” to developing countries. “We cannot stop (the West) but we can disapprove,” the Pakistani Bishop said. —AFP