Category Archives: Faith and religion

U.S.-based church votes to support LGBTI Africans

A progressive U.S.-based church has voted to promote fair treatment for LGBTI people in Africa, especially in countries with strong anti-gay Anglican churches such as Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. The LGBTI-friendly Episcopal Church, which approved same-sex wedding ceremonies earlier this … Continue reading

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Church turmoil: U.S. supports, Nigeria hates same-sex vows

The anti-gay Church of Nigeria has distanced itself from a Nigerian archbishop because he opposes a Nigerian law that provides a 14-year prison sentence for anyone entering into a same-sex marriage. In response, Nigerian activist Davis Mac-Iyalla called on the … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop to U.S. church: Get lost!

The progressive Episcopal Church is considering whether to adopt a plan “to build relationships with African Anglican scholars and activists who are working to advance generous understandings of the Bible” that affirm the dignity of LGBTI people. The conservative archbishop … Continue reading

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Buoyed by Supreme Court, will U.S. church help LGBT Africans?

On the same day when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages, the progressive U.S.-based Episcopal Church is considering whether to extend its work for justice to LGBT people in Africa. The church’s General Convention, … Continue reading

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Parental advice for the childless Holy Father

Dear Pope Francis, It is reported that you said gay and lesbian parents can’t love their children like heterosexuals. My own son is being raised Catholic and, as such, I know that your words would both hurt and confuse him. … Continue reading

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U.S. church plans support for LGBT-friendly Africans

A group of Christians in the United States is preparing to chart a new course in relations with their African counterparts. Rather than the type of conservative anti-gay evangelical preaching that in the past has encouraged so much repression and … Continue reading

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