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Archbishop Welby opposes Uganda’s LGBTQ Law

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby who is also the spiritual head of the Anglican Church has urged the clergy in Uganda to reject a new anti-gay law signed by President Yoweri Museveni.

Welby said there was no justification for the Anglican church to support the new law which said went against Christian teaching.

The global head of the Anglican communion said he had written to Stephen Kaziimba, the head of the church in Uganda, to express his “grief and dismay” that the church has supported the law. Ugandan president signed the new anti LGBTQ law which makes gay sex punishable by life in prison, while “aggravated homosexuality”, including transmitting HIV, attracts the death penalty.

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