Tuesday, February 27, 2007

This is Personal- Davis could be You or I

This is the face of Tazania at work!
Davis Mac Iyalla is a leader of gay Anglicans in Nigeria, and he has received threats on his life, other threats to burn him with acid, he's been stalked, and if Akinola's bill passes he and our LGBT brothers and sisters will suffer what fate in Nigerian jails?
The following is an e-mail Davis managed to get off before he had to go in hiding.
This is our brother! Please pray, but also use the internet to let Nigeria and the world know that Davis is not alone.

Dear Friends,I don't know if members of this group can do much tohelp us in Nigeria?This morning I got a call from an unknown caller whowanted to find out where I am at the time. I ask himto introduced himself since I don't know him and hesaid so you are back from your trip and off the phoneon me. I called the number back and a woman picked andsaid it is a public call phone. My surprise is how hedid get my number which is very private.I have been talking with friends and supporters of howto go to a safe place for some time at list.the bill to ban us in moving fast to become law.The worst of all is that +Akinola is the master andbrain be hide this bill, recently he has been lobbyingthe presidency to put pressure on the senate and houseof representatives to speed up the process inpassing the bill.This evening I have receive news from Abuja that thebill is likely to be passed before the end of March.And members of Akinola staffs boosting that CAN willsoon be illegal and me will be sent to prison. Most ofmy members are now calling and sending me mails to askwhat will become of them if this bill is passed?This is one question that I don't have the answers toright now, my appeal to everyone is to help use anymedium that you can to drew the attention of the worldand church leaders to this Nigerian problem.If tears can changed things I think by now I wouldhave changed the situation of the Nigerian LGBTChristians.If you can dear brothers and sisters please give alast minute call to your bishops or anyone you knowthat can add there voices to put pressures on theNigerian government and +Akinola who is the currentpresident of the Nigeria Chastain Association that isrequiting that the bill be passed soon.Please spread this massage if you can.
ThanksDavis Mac-IyallaCA Nigeria
I think the time has come for us to actually do something.We have the internetWe have each otherand the Lord is with us.I mean this. If we don't do something Akinola is going to kill somebody. Williams will be blamed for the death and our Church will die.

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