Friday, September 11, 2015

Kenya's Anglican church revokes priest's license, suspends four others, over gay sex allegations

From Kenya (RNS)

As the worldwide Anglican Communion struggles with how to treat gays in the church, the Anglican Church of Kenya has revoked a priest’s license and suspended four others over alleged gay sex.

The church created a diocesan tribunal after four young men, all over 18, claimed they were lured into gay sex by senior clergymen.

“I feel pain about this knowing (Kenyan) Anglican bishops have been very clear that they are against the gay practices,” Bishop Joseph Kagunda said after the release of the tribunal’s verdict Thursday (Sept. 10) in Nyeri.

Kagunda said the tribunal found one of the priests guilty and stripped him of his clergy credentials after examining the evidence by witnesses and his defense.

Some of the priests confessed and received suspensions ranging from three months to three years. One of the priests was suspended indefinitely.

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