Ugandan Archbishop to boycott Anglican meeting to protest against gay marriage
Stanley Ntagali, a Ugandan Archbishop, is leading a boycott of the global Anglican Communion, as a rift over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) right worsens.
Speaking to the BBC on Thursday, Stanley Ntagali has disclosed that he was not ready to tolerate and engage with people with “unbiblical view of marriage”.
The stark contrast between teachings in largely pro-LGBT Western churches and the hardline anti-gay Anglican churches in Africa and the Global South have caused deep divisions in the global Anglican Church.
In the past few years, the hardline African archbishops sparked anger on the Canadian, Scottish and American churches for embracing gay bishops and same sex unions, and modernizing on LGBT rights.
The Church of England is also starting to make reforms.
Considering all the unacceptable and unbiblical views, the Ugandan archbishop has said that he would boycott the next primates meeting of the Anglican Communion, with fears that the global alliance of Anglican churches is due to permanently shatter.
The primates of the Anglican Communion are set to meet in October.
In 2016, the archbishops demanded punishment for the churches that embraced same sex marriage.
The Anglican Communion was then reported having punished the US Espiscopal Church for affirming equal marriage, and further warned other churches adopting equality would face the same fate.
“The Episcopal Church no longer represents us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.” Said Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who saw to the punishment of the Episcopal Church
Welby, has also just previously admitted there is a realistic change and that the Anglican Communion would split.
“I think, realistically, we’ve got to say that despite all efforts there is a possibility that we will not hold together, or not hold together for a while,” he said.
A Nigerian archbishop Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, has also expressed his thought towards the ongoing situation.
“I support the Bishops’ declaration that doctrine on marriage should not change – that marriage should be a lifelong commitment between a man and woman.”
“The Anglican Communion position is set out [opposing same-sex marriage]. That is our lodestar.”
Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu