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

Great news indeed we need more americans religious leaders to export unconditional love, tolerance, acceptance empathy and compassion towards LGBT in Africa instead of those religious extremists who are exporting homophobia, cultural war and acts of violences and extremism to a continent that already has so much chaos and crisis going on right now especially my Country the Democratic Republic of Congo where there is no peace since i was a toddler up until now

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Episcopalians from the United States discuss the Bible and homosexuality in South Africa in 2011. (Click the image for video.) (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Consultation) Episcopalians from the United States discuss the Bible and homosexuality in South Africa in 2011. (Click the image for video.) (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Consultation)

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 hatred for LGBT Africans, the generally progressive, LGBT-friendly Episcopal Church is moving toward fortifying a supportive relationship with progressive African scholars and activists who are working for recognition of LGBT rights and the repeal of anti-gay laws in Africa.

The Episcopal Church, which is based in the United States, is considering a resolution that would:

  • Logo of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, an event held every three years -- in 2015 in Salt Lake City. Logo of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, an event held every three years — in 2015 in Salt Lake City.

    Encourage local churches and advocacy groups “to…

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