UPDATED: Gays and lesbians afraid in Uganda.
Members of Uganda’s lesbian and gay community fear they’ll be persecuted even more than they are, as Arwa Damon reports.
Depressing news from Uganda, Bishop Luwalira praised the Parliament for passing the anti-gay law:
The Anglican Church has applauded Parliament for standing firm and passing the contentious the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. While giving a Christmas sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira said Parliament should continue to protect the country’s conservative customs. He also asked Parliament to pass a law, which outlaws abortion. As Agness Nandutu reports, other pentecostal churches also added their voice against homosexuality in Uganda.
He can be contacted here:
Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira Namirembe Diocese P.O.Box 14297 Kampala, UGANDA+256 712 942 161
h/t to Joe, My God.
Posted by Ann Fontaine on December 26, 2013
Thanks to Epsicopal Cafe’s Ann Fontaine for this latest news of Uganda’s Anglican Bishops’ support for the recently revived Anti-Gay Bill due to receive presidential assent by the Ugandan Government.
The fact that passage of the Bill has been applauded by the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda is nothing less than an affront to Anglicans around the world – needing a prompt response from the Archbishop of Canterbury, ++Justin Welby. One can only hope that other Provinces of the Anglican Communion will convey their concern that Anglicans in Uganda are waging war against the LGBT community in their country, in aiding and abetting a culture of endemic persecution of a class of human beings whose vulnerability deserves better treatment from their Christian sisters and brothers.
The 2 videos shown on the web-site of Episcopal Cafe need to be seen to be believed.
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand