Today, a Ugandan law could be passed which discriminates violently against Homosexuals. If the law is passed, it could mean prison or even death for LGBT’s.
The Freethinker, an Atheist blog site has especially drawn attention to the statement made by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Williams has told press that this law is “of shocking severity and [he] can’t see how it could be supported by any Anglican who is committed to what the Communion has said in recent decades. Apart from invoking the death penalty, it makes pastoral care impossible – it seeks to turn pastors into informers.”
Whilst this statement says enough about what Rowan Williams’ position is on the bill, George Broadhead, secretary to Pink Triangle Trust doesn’t think it’s enough. This is due to the fact that the Church of Uganda (part of the Anglican Communion) are in favour of the bill. Thinking Anglicans, a voice from the Anglican Church have also commented on this.
Personally, I don’t see how any Christ loving Christian who has the same world view of Jesus would accept this bill. It goes completely against the grain of grace and mercy. It is a crying shame that the Church of Uganda support this bill.
Having said this, Rowan Williams has made it clear, as Primate of the Anglican Communion that the Anglican Church’s official stand is against the bill. Unfortunately, there is only so much he can do or say.
Public outcry continues as the debate goes on…
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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Can’t believe this could be happening 2011! Im deeply concerned about the world reading articles like these. Live and let live and never stand in the way of anyone happiness.
SJ – it is concerning. In fact it’s disgusting. You would have thought that we would have moved as a society from this sort of abuse and persecution. Evidently not. Thanks for commenting! 🙂
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