The Listening Process

Reports from the Provinces - The Anglican Church of Kenya.

The Anglican Church of Kenya is aware of lesbian and gay people in the nation. They were present prior to the coming of the Church and are still present today. They are not accepted in traditional African culture and the Church does not approve of homosexual practice. Male homosexuality is illegal in Kenya.

The Anglican Church of Kenya is wholly bound to the 1998 Lambeth Resolution I.10 which recognises the biblical marriage between a man and a woman in a life long union.

The Anglican Church of Kenya does not condemn those who are practising lesbianism and homosexuality, however there is a desire to give pastoral care. The Church desires to support them to do the right thing in the eyes of God and Society.

The Anglican Church of Kenya opposes the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the leadership of the Church. It cannot be in fellowship or partnership with churches who ordain practising homosexuals to the diaconate or to the priesthood or that consecrates them as bishops.

The Anglican Church of Kenya takes its stand on the Scriptures and from a desire to obey God.