Friday, October 1, 2010

Rwanda: Anglican Archbishop-Elect Vows to Fight Gay Marriage

From All Africa-

Archbishop elect, Onesphore Rwaje, who is set to succeed Anglican Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini in January, 2011, has vowed to follow in his predecessor's footsteps by taking a firm stand against homosexuality.

"Anything that is contrary to God's family set-up is not acceptable; there is nowhere in the Bible where same-sex marriage is encouraged. God created a man and woman to be the basis of a family," the Archbishop-elect told The New Times, a week after he was elected to succeed Kolini.

Rwaje said homosexuality was a practice introduced by individuals who wanted to secularize theology.

The worldwide Anglican community have had to grapple with pro-gay forces from within, ever since Gene Robinson, an openly gay clergyman, was consecrated as Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, US.

The incident sparked widespread criticism by Anglican communities, especially from Africa, Asia, Australia and Southern America.

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