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Canadian bishops speak out against Nigeria's anti-gay laws
afrol News, 5 May- Canada's Anglican bishops unanimously endorsed a motion expressing "grave concern" about proposed legislation in Nigeria that "would prohibit or severely restrict the freedom of speech, association, expression and assembly of gay and lesbian persons." Their motion also criticised the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria for its support of the legislation.
The legislation was said to be "inconsistent" with the UN' International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the bishops claimed in their motion, which was passed at their spring meeting held 22-27 April. They said they were "especially grieved" by the support for the legislation given by the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria, noting that the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops called upon churches to "listen to the experience of homosexual persons."
By staff writer
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