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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Why Christians must denounce the Homophobia of the Ugandan Church

David Kato was murdered soon after his photo and his address were widely circulated in the national press. In Uganda he was a hero to all those opposed to discrimination and bigotry. An openly gay human rights activist, in a country where religiously fuelled homophobia is rife.

At his funeral, the presiding Anglican minister, Thomas Mosuke, abused his position and launched into a homophobic tirade, distressing the 300 family and friends who had gathered to honour David.

The Anglican church is failing to challenge the disgraceful actions of parts of the African Church. It has wanted to stay 'in communion' with these dangerous and scary elements of the church, whilst distancing itself from the more progressive parts of the church in the U.S. and Canada.

If the Anglican church wants to flow with the spirit of God, the spirit of love, peace and justice - then it must change direction. It needs to denounce the homophobia of the past and present, and embrace those in the Anglican communion who have remembered that God is love, and celebrates all who have found love.

1 comment:

  1. follow the link to www.allout.org to support Brenda Namigadde in her fight to remain in the UK. As the case of David Kato proves, Uganda currently not safe for openly LGBT people.

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