Parishioners back Kenyan priest accused of homosexuality

Church members back prest “accused of homosexuality…”

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Clergy members unsuccessfully try to persuade dissident parishioners to come into St. Andrew's Church, Kagongo, in Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Nairobi News) Clergy members unsuccessfully try to persuade dissident parishioners to come into St. Andrew’s Church, Kagongo, in Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Nairobi News)

Police officer guards the door of St. Andrew's church in Kagongo, Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Standard Digital) Police officer guards the door of St. Andrew’s church in Kagongo, Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Standard Digital)

Parishioners at an Anglican church in Kenya have walked out in protest against their bishop’s announcement that he was suspending a popular priest for alleged homosexuality, the Daily Nation reported.

The Rev. John Njogu Gachau (Photo by Kibata Kihu courtesy of Standard Digital) The Rev. John Njogu Gachau (Photo by Kibata Kihu courtesy of Standard Digital)

For the second week in a row, the Rev. John Njogu Gachau led a service for his supporters under a tree outside what had been his church.

A smaller group attended worship service yesterday inside St. Andrews Anglican Parish Kagongo, which was half-empty, the Daily Nation reported. That service was led by the Rev. Samuel Maina, who had been appointed by Bishop Joseph Kagunda to replace Gachau.

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