At the same thousands of people in Sudan are being killed by civil war and the president has been indicted for war crimes and genocide, the Sudanese Anglican bishops take a strong public stand against the most important problem facing their nation. Gays in the church and same sex marriage.
The Archbishop of Sudan, Daniel Deng Bul, calls for openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson,of New Hampshire to "resign for the sake of the church."& ; At the Lambeth Conference, the once-in-a-decade summit of Anglican leaders, Deng condemned Robinson and gays saying, "God is not making a mistake creating Adam and Eve. He would have created two Adams if he wanted."
In a joint statement, Sudanese bishops accused& ; American and Canadian church leaders of "ridiculing" Anglicanism and destroying its credibility by ordaining gay American clergy and blessing same-sex unions in Canada. Bishop Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in the 450-year-old church's history, and the Sudanese archbishop blamed him for boycott of the conference by 230 conservative bishops.
Archbishop Deng "said the existence of an actively gay bishop in America had direct consequences for Anglicans" minorities living in heavily Muslim countries such as Sudan. "We are called infidel by the Islamic world. When they are hearing our brothers and sisters from other parts of the Christian global, when they are talking of the same sex to be blessed. Immediately it gives them the way out to tell the other people, these people are evil and they can even harm our people more."