The Anglican Church of Kenya has severed links with the Episcopal Church of America and demanded its expulsion from the global communion.
The announcement at the end of a three-day meeting in Nairobi was made amidst revelation that the head of the parent church in England, archbishop Rowan William would be visiting Kenya on July 20.
The church made the move over ECUSA’s endorsement of Dr Gene Robinson, a 59-year-old homosexual bishop who divorced his wife to live with a male partner.
Besides foregoing unspecified financial aid, the Kenyan Church would also not send its clergy for training at churches that recognise lesbianism and homosexuality.
“Unless they repent and recant same sex marriage, we have nothing to do with them,” said archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi who chaired the meeting at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi.
Nzimbi said Kenya’s stand was communicated at last week’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, which is the top decision-making organ of the Anglican Communion.