Keith Hartman, a journalist and freelance writer based in
Atlanta, is the author of Congregations in Conflict: The Battle Over Homosexuality.
Jeffrey MacDonald, a student at the Yale Divinity School, covered
state politics for the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press in 1995 and 1996.
Matthews A. Ojo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious
Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and also a Research Fellow in the
School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He wishes to acknowledge
that materials for this article have come from research funded by the British Academy on
Religion and the Media in Nigeria based at the School of Oriental and African