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ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

LGBT+ Church of England members stage defiant protest after archbishop of Canterbury’s Ghana apology

11/16/2021 | Pink News

A gay canon and other LGBT+ members of the Church of England have staged a demonstration at a meeting of the General Synod to show solidarity with queer Ghanaians. Canon Simon Butler spoke out in defence of Ghana’s embattled LGBT+ community during a debate at the Church of England’s General Synod (its legislative body) on Tuesday (16 November). It followed a controversial intervention from archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Welby had raised his “grave concerns” after the Anglican Church of Ghana expressed support for a law that would criminalise LGBT+ people in the African nation. However, the archbishop backtracked in a much-criticised statement posted to Twitter on Monday (15 November).

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