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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Conservative Anglican bishops to sign anti-gay pact

KIGALI (Reuters) - Conservative Anglican bishops largely drawn from developing countries are expected to agree on a pact condemning the ordination of gay clergy, Nigeria's archbishop said on Wednesday.

The agreement, expected to be signed later this week by clerics from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia meeting in Rwanda, is likely to deepen rifts between the conservatives mainly from the "Global South" and liberals in the United States and Europe


Anti-gay group posts essay claiming Africans better off under slavery

The LGBT advocacy group Truth Wins Out expressed extreme disgust with the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) on Sept. 19 after a racist column that defends slavery was discovered on the group's website. The comments come only days before Ron Oden, the openly gay African American mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., is to appear at Focus on the Family's Sept. 23 anti-gay"Love Won Out" conference, headlined by NARTH's Executive Director Joseph Nicolosi.


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