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 / Faith and religion

Archbishop to Mugabe: Anti-gay laws are wrong

Will the worldwide Anglican Communion stop supporting the homophobic Anglican Churches of Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, since those churches endorse their countries’ anti-gay laws? That’s what would happen if the world’s various Anglican churches — all of them originally descended from the Church of England — take Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, their spiritual leader, … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

Dissent weakens anti-gay coalition in Anglican Communion

Cracks are showing in the formerly united front of anti-gay Anglicans who oppose steps toward acceptance of LGBTI people within the Anglican Communion of churches descended from the Church of England. Kenyan members of a high-level Anglican Communion council have reportedly rejected an appeal to boycott a council meeting in Zambia on the grounds that … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

3 ousted priests sue Church of Kenya over gay charges

Three priests suspended for alleged homosexuality have sued the trustees of the Anglican Church of Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper of Kenya reported today. The Revs. John Njogu Gachau, Paul Mwangi Warui and James Maina accused the church’s trustees of not adhering to the church’s constitution and the rules of natural justice when the Mt … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion

Parishioners back Kenyan priest accused of homosexuality

Parishioners at an Anglican church in Kenya have walked out in protest against their bishop’s announcement that he was suspending a popular priest for alleged homosexuality, the Daily Nation reported. For the second week in a row, the Rev. John Njogu Gachau led a service for his supporters under a tree outside what had been … Continue reading