Conservative Anglicans make death threats...
A British missionary was fatally poisoned after helping to prevent a London vicar from becoming a bishop in Central Africa, The Times has learnt.
Relatives of Canon Rodney Hunter, 73, believe that his food was contaminated by supporters of the Rev Nicholas Henderson in a battle between the liberal and conservative wings of the Anglican Church.
In November Canon Hunter was found dead at his home in Nkhotakota, Malawi, with a strange black substance around his mouth. The day before his death he had complained of severe stomach pains, and postmortem examination has now shown that he was killed by three poisons.
Malawi police have charged his cook with murder and are investigating rumours that the poisoning was organised by supporters of Mr Henderson, who had no knowledge of the alleged plot.
Canon Hunter was an outspoken critic of plans to appoint the liberal Mr Henderson as Bishop of Lake Malawi. The Province of Central Africa is at the heart of conservative evangelical opposition to the liberal Anglican outlook in the West on homosexuality.
Not the first notch on the belt for liberals, either. I remember when Canon Gareth Bennett spoke out against the liberal corruption of the CoE under Robert Runcie, and was hunted out of anonymity and driven to suicide by the outrage of the Left. Meanwhile, Gene Robinson is still dining out on his famous bullet-proof vest story, 3 years after facing down the fearsome Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.