Kenyan bishops: No Gays Allowed
Posted on July 7, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
A Kenyan bishop has told the Nairobi Star that gays cannot come to their churches. According to Walking with Integrity:
The Anglican Church of Kenya now wants to stop gays attending church.
Gays and lesbians will not join the Anglican congregations anymore…unless they renounce their sexuality.
Eldoret Dioceses Anglican Bishop Thomas Kogo yesterday said the church had decided to forbid homosexuals from going to their churches if they could not repent and stick to biblical teachings.
He said: “We have no choice about this. Those who want to practice lesbianism or be gays must stand aside and let those of us who respect the biblical teachings continue with our work.”
He was speaking after he arrived from a crucial worldwide Anglican conference held in Jerusalem, Israel, that discussed homosexuality. Kogo said the church had extensively discussed the matter at the just-ended conference where it was agreed that all followers of the church must stick to the Bible. The bishop yesterday attended a prayer service at the St. Mathews ACK Pro-Cathedral in Eldoret where he read a communiqué from the Jerusalem conference attended by more than 1,200 bishops and other clergy.
Will Kenya”s US bishops, Bill Atwood and Bill Murdoch support this policy? Murdoch has a gay brother who is also a priest.
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