Anglican Priests Shun UK Forum Over Presence Of Gay Church Leaders
Clergymen affiliated to the Anglican church in Kenya have boycotted the Lambeth Conference in the UK, in protest over the presence of gay senior church leaders.
Reacting to the boycott, Anglican Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit says the Church is not in support of homosexuality.
“We are having the Lambeth Conference in the West this year, but some of us have boycotted because of the invitation of practising gay bishops.
We can’t be mixed,” he told worshippers on Sunday, during the consecration of Kerugoya St Thomas Anglican Cathedral in Kirinyaga County.
The conference is usually held after 10 years to discuss theological and social issues that affect the Anglican communion worldwide.
Issues such as ordination of women as priests, gay relationships and corruption, which divide the Church, feature prominently in the conference that attracts Anglican bishops globally.