[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Philip Richardson, the Anglican Youth Commission T3 and the church’s Social Justice Unit have all made submissions to the Justice Committee in support of a new law that Criminalize in Aotearoa, New Zealand engaging in LGBTQ + conversion practices, which cause serious harm.
“We believe that any religious teaching that seeks to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression against their will is both abusive and prejudicial,” the archbishops wrote. in their memory.
“Abuse in any form is incompatible with the love of God and totally unacceptable within the church. It violates our sacred belief that all people are made in the image of God, are loved by God, and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.