Monday, January 22, 2007

Kenyon Bishop's Conservative Message
Monday, January 22, 2007
By Richard C. Dujardin
Journal Religion Writer

ATTLEBORO — The leader of the 4-million member Anglican Church of Kenya, who is seeking to evict the U.S. Episcopal Church from the Anglican Communion because of its acceptance of homosexual clergy, visited one of his fledgling churches yesterday.

At the St. James African Anglican Church, which meets at the Good News Bible Chapel and has about 80 members, Archbishop Benjamin M. Nzimbi, the primate of Kenya, said that the Bible makes clear that marriage is between a man and a woman.

He recently met with churches in Tennessee and Florida that want to leave or have left the Episcopal Church and join the church of Kenya over the Episcopal Church’s decision three years ago to ordain a gay man as bishop.

Also attending yesterday Communion service were members of All Saints Church in Attleboro which is negotiating with Episcopal Bishop Thomas Shaw of Massachusetts over the ownership of its building after voting to leave the diocese and join an organization tied to an Anglican bishop in Rwanda. Three other area churches, all Kenyan-affiliated churches, also attended the service yesterday.
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