Comments: Archbishop of Canterbury interview

Dr. Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, may read 11 languages but he can´t understand the demonized, the persecuted, the tormented and the abused at the Anglican Churches in Uganda, Nigeria, Jamaica, Kenya and beyond--so intelligent and well-meaning but so incapable of simply ¨listening¨ to the shouts and screams of LGBTI Africans and others from afar--many think Dr. Williams is deaf or bewildered and befuddled...or simply he´s unaware that the very ¨oppressed¨ and starving/hurting that NEED his care are the part of the general masses who are clamouring for HIS attention...after all, dear Bishop Rowan, WE are YOUR brothers, sisters, best friends and everyday co-servers/pew sitters...time to translate the vast vacuum of book knowledge into hands on experience=reality.

Posted by Leonardo Ricardo at Sunday, 2 January 2011 at 2:42am GMT

Sadly, all of the Archbishop's rhetoric about getting on with 'the more important ' aspects of Christian mission' seems not able to engage with those of us who really believe that homophobia is one of the darkest of sins being practised by the the Churches around the world in our day and age.

Along with all other forms of abuse, the menatal and physical abuse of people who cannot alter their basic sexual identity, and are vilified for 'what they are', must surly rank among the most 'avoidable' wounds within the Body of Christ, the Church.

A systemic evasion of the issues involved in the necessary emancipation of the vicitms of sex and gender discrimination unfortunately does not allow the Church to congratulate itself on the many other 'good works' that the Church is seen to do in the name of Christ in the local and the world community. Priorities are always relative, whereas 'pure' discimination on the grounds of one's innate sexuality must always rank among the most dehumanising - at a time when we are celebrating the Incarnation of Christ as one of us

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 3 January 2011 at 12:19am GMT
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