Archbishop condemns Brian Tamaki's homosexuality comment

The Anglican Archbishop has condemned Brian Tamaki for calling gays and lesbians a source of "contamination".

The controversial Destiny Church leader has again criticised the LGBT community, this time at a sermon on Sunday.

"You've got to understand that there's been such a breakdown and contamination in churches and in denominations it's gone beyond a joke," Tamaki said.

"Churches are so unguarded and [have] so lost their way that now you can have lesbian ministers - and gay."

"You might be saying 'yay' and clapping, but I'm not clapping with you - and neither is God."

Archbishop Philip Richardson says such language is deeply offensive, and felt compelled to speak out.

"I find anyone using the word 'contaminant' about another human being repugnant but I find it particularly offensive when that characterisation is made by someone who professes to be proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"I want to be a part of a society that builds people up, that acknowledges that everyone is made in the image of God and everyone is worthy of God's love, and I cannot regard another human being as a contaminant."

It comes less than a year after Mr Tamaki blamed gay people for earthquakes.

"The land actually speaks to God," he said in November last year.

"The earth can speak. Leviticus says that the earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin."

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