His Beams Upon His Children
Church-goers in southern Nigeria have received an object-lesson from their invisible friend; quite a mild one by His standards, since only about sixty of them were killed. The Reigners Bible Church International, which was still incomplete, was crowded with worshippers for the episcopisation of the founder, one Akan Weeks, who proclaims that God will make his followers rich. Fun-loving pixie that he is, God allowed the roof to collapse. Buildings fall apart rather often in Nigeria, thanks to entrepreneurial buccaneers ignoring red tape and leaving health and safety to the Almighty, who seems to have protected His chum Akan Weeks quite adequately. The casualty figures in this case do not quite rival those of the Synagogue Church of All Nations two years ago; a fact which will no doubt spark an enlightening theological debate about whether money-grubbing is holier than gay-bashing - a question of such profundity that the Anglican Communion itself has yet to resolve it to anyone's satisfaction.