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Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York (left) and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Leaders of Anglican Communion speak out against anti-LGBT violence, laws

Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, have called upon Church leaders and the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda to support and care for all people “regardless of sexual orientation.” [ Read more → ]
Rev. Peter Ratcliff

UK reverend: Gays ‘manipulate police,’ you can quit being gay like quitting smoking

Thursday, July 11, 2013
LONDON – Being gay can be given up similar to smoking or drugs, claims a U.K. reverend who also alleges that the British police force is being “manipulated by homosexuals." [ Read more → ]
Right Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Church of England announces campaign to combat anti-gay bullying

Friday, July 5, 2013
LONDON -- The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed. [ Read more → ]
Canterbury Cathedral

Church of England concedes defeat on UK’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
LONDON -- The Church of England on Wednesday signaled it would no longer fight against the government's plans to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales. [ Read more → ]

Questions on same-sex marriage greet new Archbishop of Canterbury

Thursday, March 21, 2013
LONDON — The new archbishop of Canterbury was formally enthroned Thursday — and questions about the Church of England's opposition to same-sex marriage greeted his promotion. [ Read more → ]

Church of England lifts ban on gay bishops, as long as they remain celibate

Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Church of England announced Friday it has lifted a ban on gay male clergy who live with their partners from becoming bishops, on the condition that they remain sexually abstinent. [ Read more → ]
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