House of Deputies President Accuses Africans of "Homophobia" and "Repression" of Gays. But is it true?
News Analysis by David W. Virtue DD
January 29, 2014
The President of the Episcopal Church's lay and clergy House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Jennings has blasted laws in parts of Africa that she says, "are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."
Her views on Africa and homosexuality were recently published by the Religion News Service (RNS) and picked up by the Huffington Post. VOL believes that she has not understood the historical context, theological principles, and spiritual consequences of homosexuality in Africa. She also ignores the enormous damage her point of view has done to The Episcopal Church.