Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church
The Associated Press
Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy.
This year, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – have affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion.
They are demanding “repentance” by the provinces with inclusive policies – such as the Episcopal Church in the United States.
Caught in the middle of the fray is the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the top bishop of the Church of England and ceremonial leader of the Anglican Communion.
He has acknowledged deep disagreement among the provinces and is urging them not to split apart.
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12/7/2022 8:54:27 AM (GMT -6:00)