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More still on Uganda

Voices continue to be raised about the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda.

Independent Thomas Sutcliffe: No dignity in this pretence of unity

Atlantic Monthly Andrew Sullivan Rick Warren, Silent Enabler Of Hatred

National Post Stephen Harper slams Uganda on anti-gay bill

Politics Daily David Gibson If Uganda Executes Gays, Will American Christians be Complicit?

Religion Dispatches Michelle Goldberg Uganda’s Radical Anti-Gay Measure and the American Religious Right

From church sources:

Anglican Church of Canada House of Bishops issues statement on Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

ENS House of Deputies president condemns proposed Uganda anti-homosexuality legislation

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Father Ron Smith
11 years ago

“We recall that the Primates Meeting in Dromantine, Ireland, 2005 condemned all pwersecution and violence towards homosexual persons. Clearly, the proposed Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill fails to meet these standards. We therefore call upon our colleaguse in the House of Bishops of the Province of Uganda to oppose this Private Member’s Bill” – Statement from the Canadian Anglican H.o.B. – Here again we have to thank the Canadian Anglican Church and it’s House of Bishops, which together with the Canadian Evanglican Lutheran Church have issued this unequivocal challenge to the Ugandan House of Bishops; to live up to their promise made,… Read more »

Hugh of Lincoln
Hugh of Lincoln
11 years ago

No dignity…

in pretending it has nothing to do with your pension pot, either

JCF
JCF
11 years ago

I would like to call your attention to Rachel Maddow’s coverage (last night on MSNBC) of this story, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QffRJaxKX4 [Includes another interview of Jeff Sharlett, author of “The Family” (the Fundagelical cult in Washington DC, w/ tentacles extending to Uganda)]

Charlotte
Charlotte
11 years ago

Apparently Canterbury’s newly punitive and exclusionary turn represents an attempt to keep up with an even more punitive turn on the part of the Roman Catholic Church under Benedict, while Uganda’s is pushed and promoted by the evangelicals who support the extreme right wing political groups in the US. Andrew Sullivan’s meditation on these developments is well worth reading: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/12/cardinal-gays-will-never-enter-the-kingdom-of-god.html

drdanfee
drdanfee
11 years ago

A long, detailed interview with report author KKaoma is available on Religion Dispatches.

at: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/religiousright/2046/the_anti-gay_highway%3A_new_report_details_mutually_beneficial_relationship_between_us_evangelicals_and_african_antigay_clergy_

KK has connected many of the dots, including the USA IRD influences and plans.

drdanfee
drdanfee
11 years ago

Alas. Rick Warren, Ssempe, Akinola, Rowan Williams … all pastors of a certain mean sort. All wish to be considered holy, godly, and caring. All, antigay. The main differences are mainly tone and style. RW aspires to a more educated, well-read, cerebral rhetoric, especially dedicated to making what superficially sounds like universal-catholic Anglican narratives. Rick Warren is more typically middle class managerial USA, somewhat folksy, somewhat business-purpose driven. Ssempe and Akinola are much freer to come right out and enjoy the blood bath that Africa now directs towards queer folks, with USA conservative religious believers/leaders sideline and cheering them along.… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
11 years ago

Added Rachel Maddow to my Blog!

JCF
JCF
11 years ago

“Added Rachel Maddow to my Blog!”

Entirely appropriate, Goran. While your typical LGBT (and hence, NON-practicing) Roman Catholic, NO ONE understands (or explains) politics, “foreign or domestic” (i.e. international or intra-USA), better than Dr. Maddow. *

[* Doctorate in Political Science from that minor little “foreign” university known as “Oxford”! ;-p]

Hugh of Lincoln
Hugh of Lincoln
11 years ago

You do wonder whether The Church of Uganda will be a ‘Track One’ Communion partner upon ratification of the Anglican Covenent because of its rigid adherence to Lambeth 1:10, or a ‘Track Two’ partner if it finds itself thrown out of the Commonwealth.

Deacon Charlie Perrin
Deacon Charlie Perrin
11 years ago

A study group at the parish I’m assigned to is, much to my distress, looking a “The Purpose Driven Life.” In some ways I’m glad they are doing this, because I would never have purchased or read this book myself.

Having now read it I can safely say that Warren is a Pelagian. There is even an explicit statement in one of the chapters that claims that God’s love is dependent on one’s obedience.

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