Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?
Commentary / Faith and religion

Sanctions target gay-friendly Anglicans, not homophobes. Why?

The Anglican Communion rebukes American, Canadian and Scottish churches that stray from its party line against same-sex marriage, but remains silent as conservative African churches ignore the Communion’s call for an end to homophobic prejudice, violence and criminal laws targeting LGBT people. LGBTI equality activist the Rev. Colin Coward challenged those positions in a talk … Continue reading

Ugandan bishop: Here’s why queer films are important
Africa / Faith and religion

Ugandan bishop: Here’s why queer films are important

Prominent Ugandan straight ally Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (Ssenyonjo) delivered an introductory message to urge people to attend screenings at the Queer Kampala International Film Festival. The event, scheduled for Dec. 9-11, will be East Africa’s first LGBTQ film festival, aims at bringing together the Ugandan gay community, potential allies, and film enthusiasts from abroad. In … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

FAKE: Confronting hatred: Death threats, then an ambush in Kenya

THIS ARTICLE WAS BASED ON DOCUMENTS THAT, ON INVESTIGATION, APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN FAKED. It has been labeled “FAKE” rather than simply removed from the blog. As a result, any readers who follow links to it will see the “FAKE” label rather than merely receiving an “Oops! That page can’t be found” error message. — … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Faith and religion

Easter 2016: A prayer for all LGBT prisoners

An Easter message for 2016 Easter 2016 — a time when the Anglican Church of Nigeria refuses even to attend a meeting attended by a few representatives of the inclusive Episcopal Church for fears that, if they did, they would be in the midst of “a well-prepared camp of recruitment, blackmail, indoctrination and toxic relationship.” … Continue reading

Africa / Americas / Faith and religion

Episcopal Church is in — not out — at Anglican gathering

Despite a controversial January vote by Anglican Communion leaders in favor of disciplining the Episcopal Church for accepting same-sex marriage, that vote has not resulted in the Episcopal Church being excluded from international meetings of the 85-million-member Communion. Episcopal Cafe reports: The Rt Revd James Tengatenga, ACC  [Anglican Consultative Council] chairman, affirmed the “right and … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

African Anglicans: English protest vs. Ugandan rallies

Two opposing demonstrations last week focused on the Anglican Communion’s relationships to LGBTI people, presenting vastly different ideas about how that issue should be resolved. In England, dozens of protesters gathered at Canterbury Cathedral to urge homophobic churches within the Anglican Communion to stop persecuting LGBTI people. In Uganda, hundreds rallied to welcome the return … Continue reading