The church of Uganda boycotted Anglicans because of gay rights


The Archbishop of Uganda is leading a boycott of the global Anglican Communion for its plans to reconsider their attitude to LGBT community. Deep divisions have arisen in the global Anglican church over LGBT issues, with a stark contrast between Western and Southern churches. If Western (European) churches show their support to the LGBT community, the Eastern ones (African and Global Eastern) remain rather conservative to the LGBT people. In the past few years, Canadian Scottish and American churches have all sparked anger from hardline African archbishops by modernising on LGBT rights, embracing gay bishops and same-sex unions.
The Church of England also made some steps to LGBT recognition. And now the Archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali said he would boycott the next primates meeting of the Anglican Communion, amid fears that the global alliance of Anglican churches is due to permanently shatter, branding supporting of LGBT people and same-sex unions as ‘unbiblical’ and saying he is not ready for any compromizes with people standing for it. . Nigerian archbishop Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, said: “I support the Bishops’ declaration that doctrine on marriage should not change – that marriage should be a lifelong commitment between a man and woman. The Anglican Communion position is set out [opposing same-sex marriage]. That is our lodestar.”


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