African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

26 Apr

According to 76crimes blog, Black pastors are reported to have launched a tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement.

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Worship service in Uganda. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Hale Williams blog) Worship service in Uganda. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Hale Williams blog)

Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news:

Clergy prepare for Africa tour organized by The Fellowship Global. Clergy prepare for Africa tour organized by The Fellowship Global.

US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement
Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the organization’s international outreach ministry has launched a month-long tour of key African nations where LGBTI communities continue to experience extreme discrimination and persecution. These countries include: Uganda, Rwanda, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya.

Until April 30, 2015, Pastor Tolton will be on the ground working to provide an uplifting alternate Christian narrative. The message advocates for inclusion, economic justice and the reconciliation of all people of African descent globally.

“As black gay Christians who identify with Pentecostal worship and as people of social justice, we are countering…

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