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Ugandan law widens Anglican Church rift over LGBTQ rights

Ugandan law widens Anglican Church rift over LGBTQ rights

THE chair of a conservative group of Anglican church leaders accused the church's global head of perpetuating colonialism with his criticism of one of the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, introduced by Uganda last month. Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion's 85 million members, said last week he had written to Ugandan Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba to express "grief and dismay" at Kaziimba's support for the law. The legislation imposes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts and a 20-year prison sentence for "promoting" homosexuality. It has triggered widespread Western criticism including threats by U.S. President Joe Biden…
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