Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Sep 13, 2016 - The Archbishop Emeritus made a call last week for a visa to be denied to the openly homophobic American pastor.
“People who openly attack people on the basis of their sexuality, such as Pastor Anderson, should not be given a platform in South Africa to stir up antagonism towards LGBT people. I welcome the very firm stance that Home Affairs has taken on this matter,” he said.
He added: “Pastor Anderson viciously attacks LGBT people under the guise of preaching the Christian gospel. Let us be very clear that Pastor Anderson’s message is not one that is consistent with the Gospel of love preached by Jesus Christ during his ministry on earth,” he added.
Ndungane has been actively outspoken in the worldwide Anglican communion in defence of gay rights, and in moves to get the Church to be more accepting of LGBT people.
Note: Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane is the former Archbishop of Cape Town. He held this office as head of the Anglican Church in South Africa for 11 years from September 1996 to September 2007 when he retired. He is currently the Executive Director of the Historic Schools Restoration Project (an initiative to restore the historic schools of South Africa) and President of African Monitor (an independent continent-wide organisation that monitors the development of grassroots communities).
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane