Kumasi, Nov. 5, GNA- The West African Province of the Anglican Church has with immediate effect broken communion with the Episcopal Church of the United States, following the consecration of gay Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
The Most Reverend Justice Ofei Yaw Akrofi, Bishop-elect of the Province, who announced the decision was emphatic that homosexuality was "unscriptural, unnatural and totally incompatible with Christian values". It was therefore wrong "to accept Gene Robinson as a Bishop of the Communion".
The Most Reverend Akrofi said this at the opening of a four-day Joint Anglican Diocesan Council Meeting in Kumasi on Wednesday. The theme for the meeting is "Mission 2020 - Without Vision, My People Perish".
The Bishop-elect acknowledged that technically the Spiritual Head of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, as the Church's Constitution now stands could not have intervened to prevent the disgraceful act from taking place.
He said it was to help avoid any such unfortunate incident in the future that the Anglican Communion globally was taking another look at the present Constitution.