The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has roundly condemned the Anglican Communion’s decision to punish the US Episcopal Church for supporting same sex marriage.

PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:

In taking this decision the Anglican Communion and its feeble leader James Welby have clearly caved in to the demands of its evangelicals and the ultra homophobic Anglican Churches in Africa, notably those in Nigeria and Uganda which have given their full support to the draconian anti-gay legislation enacted in those countries.

The decision is a serious drawback to LGBT Christians’ struggle to prevail on the Church to accept their sexual relationships and support their rights.