Dominican Anglican church goes rogue on gay rights


The current Lambeth conference of global Anglican bishops has been rocked with divisions over the issue of same-sex marriage.  In contrast, the primates (heads) of the global Anglican Communion declared in 2016 that laws criminalizing consensual same-sex intimacy are entirely wrong. Despite this unified position by the church’s leaders at least one Caribbean congregation has gone rogue and joined a case to preserve this wrong and harmful law. On September 28 the High Court of Dominica will hear a challenge to sections 14 and 16 of the country’s Sexual Offences Act. Imposed by the British during colonization, this draconian statute carries a sentence of up to 12 years imprisonment for any form of same-sex intimacy plus psychiatric confinement upon release.

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