Over the past week the blogosphere has been surprisingly quiet about the bloodshed following the Kenyan elections. Perhaps that’s understandable – there’s so much crap flying around already that the horror that’s become life in Kenya is probably more than most of us can deal with.
Fortunately +Tutu hasn’t stayed silent. He’s travelling to Kenya to mediate an end to the slaughter. God Bless him – if anyone can bring Christ to the mess that’s exploding there it surely must be him.
What’s got me annoyed though, is that +Akinola and his crew have never been reticent to criticize what they perceive as “immoral” behaviour among us folks of the decadent west. Well call me an old-fashioned liberal universalist (or any other name that feels satisfying to sling around), but, but burning people to death inside a locked church is in my book about as immoral and decadent as behaviour gets. And it’s fairly certain that the current violence is a much bigger concern to the suffering Kenyans than questions of ordination and sexuality. So where is the Coneheads' wrath and disgust now?
Jesus was pretty clear about dealing with the log in one’s own eye before debating the speck in somebody else’s. Might it then in this case be more appropriate for +Akinola to address the machete in his neighbour’s eye before condemning the loving relationship in my neighbour’s bedroom?