Nigerian Anglican Church continues its persecution of gay clergy

Various news sites are reporting that four more priests in the Anglican Church of Nigeria have been dismissed for ‘homosexual practices’. Their dismissal and defrocking follows similar actions against two other priests less than two weeks ago.

News of the action has been reported by the Episcopal Café and others.

The Church of Nigeria has long maintained a hard line on LGBTI people and has not followed the Lambeth 1:10 guidelines that, alongside affirming a traditionalist view of marriage, require all Anglican Churches to ‘minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and to condemn irrational fear of homosexuals’.