Lesbians, homosexuals are all members of the Body of Christ – Archbishop Welby

Archbishop Welby

Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury has said lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and other people of similar orientation are all members of the Body of Christ.

Archbishop Welby, who is the principal leader of the Church of England made this known in a statement on Tuesday in reaction to the draft anti-LGBTQ+ Bill due to be debated by the Ghanaian parliament.

Welby expressed grave concerns and said he would be speaking with the Archbishop of Ghana in the coming days to discuss the Anglican Church of Ghana’s response to the Bill “I am gravely concerned by the draft anti-LGBTQ+ Bill due to be debated by the Ghanaian parliament. I will be speaking with the Archbishop of Ghana in the coming days to discuss the Anglican Church of Ghana’s response to the Bill.

The majority of Anglicans within the global Anglican Communion are committed to upholding both the traditional teaching on marriage as laid out in the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I:10, and the rights of every person, regardless of sexual orientation, before the law.

“In Resolution I:10, the Anglican Communion also made a commitment “to assure [LGBTQ+ people] that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ.“I remind our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Ghana of these commitments. We are a global family of churches, but the mission of the church is the same in every culture and country: to demonstrate, through its actions and words, God’s offer of unconditional love to every human being through Jesus Christ,” the Archbishop stated.

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