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God loves, values homosexuals – Archbishops

31 January 2014, 22:03

Cape Town – Archbishops of Canterbury and York in Britain have reportedly written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda following the passing of laws targeting homosexuals in their countries.

According to a BBC report, the letter called upon the two countries not to victimise or diminish gay people as they were “loved and valued by God”.

In Nigeria this month, President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill which criminalises gay marriage, instituting prison terms of more than a decade for violations in a nation where gays and lesbians already face discrimination and abuse.

In Uganda, a bill allowing for greater punishments for gay people, and those who fail to turn them in to police, was also passed by parliament, but blocked - for now - by President Yoweri Museveni.

The letter comes a few days after a retired Briton, Bernard Randall, who was at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda was deported.

Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury is set to start a five-day tour of four African countries.

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