Church of Uganda insists on its anti gay stance
Posted on July 6, 2008
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The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Henry Luke Orombi has said that the Church of Uganda and its fellow members of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) held in Jerusalem recently have not broken away from the Anglican Union.
A group of bishops opposed to the consecration of gay bishops in the Anglican Church met under GAFCON and resolved to form a new movement that does not lie under the authority of Canterbury, the seat of the Anglican Church.
Orombi told journalists at a press conference in Kampala today that the group had not broken away from the Anglican Union, but had decided to take another direction from that of Canterbury.
He says members who attended the GAFCON will have another meeting in Uganda next year to chart a way forward.
The Archbishop says the group is opposed to the consecration of gay bishops and homosexuality as a whole and can not go ahead to be under a leadership that promotes homosexuality which according to Orombi is against the will of God of sexual unions to be made up of only a man and woman.
He says they have waited long enough for the Canterbury group to reform and come back to the anti homosexual stance but the Canterbury headed by Archbishop Dr. Rowan Williams is not showing signs of changing.
But Dr. Williams in a statement today criticized the GAFCON group for taking a hasty decision to break ties with Canterbury and for being intolerant to those who don’t agree with them on homosexuality. Church of Uganda insists on its anti gay stance
Wavah Broadcasting Company, Uganda
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