No. I cannot be that optimistic. The fact is, that that bill, can, and will pass in Uganda. The outrage has not yet been able to turn the tide. Not when Benson writes things like this.
Here is the article, from Church times.
How much influence do you think the rest of the Anglican Communion has on the Ugandan anglicans? Actually, they have influence. If they dare stand up to them and say that, in the name of Christ, what they are proposing to do is not Christ like.
But, will the world's Anglicans do that? I dont think so. Because the politics of church is involved. They fear being called colonisers. Ah!
Here is the article.
by Pat Ashworth
The Bill has been denounced by Amnesty International and other human-rights organisations as “illegal, immoral, ominous, and unnecessary”. Someone convicted of “the offence of homosexuality” would be liable to life imprison ment; the death penalty would apply to “aggravated homosexuality” against a minor; and related offences include “aiding and abetting” and “promoting” homosexuality, all of which carry sentences of up to seven years. Parents could be imprisoned for not denouncing their children.
Changing Attitude and
Inclusive Church wrote last week to the Archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Uganda, and to the Bishops of Uganda’s companion dioceses of Bristol, Sodor & Man, and , asking them to oppose the proposed legislation. Winchester
They urged the Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Revd Henry Orombi, to respond faithfully to the commitments made by the Lambeth Conference and the condemnation of homophobia contained in the Lambeth Resolution 1.10 on human sexuality.
“Gay Ugandans are already highly vulnerable, living in Ugandan society, and this Bill is simply going to make life worse for them,” Mr Coward said on Tuesday. “It will encourage people in their prejudices, and it will give people more permission and encouragement to attack anyone they perceive to be homosexual.”
The Church of the
has been firm in its stand against homosexuality, which it described in a paper published in 2005: “Homosexuality, bestiality, incest, paedophilia, fornication, adultery, polygamy/polygyny and polyandry are all manifestations of a perverted sexual desire.” It has also made it clear that gay and lesbian people had “no place in God’s design of creation . . . or His plan of redemption”. Province of Uganda
The Revd Dr Andrew Goddard, an Evangelical theologian, has criticised the Bill in a briefing paper for Fulcrum, a broad Evangelical network. “The proposed legislation cannot simply be ignored, given its apparent support from a leading government minister, its incompatibility with Anglican teaching, its undermining of Anglican ministry and mission, and the danger it represents to many Anglicans and others in
who are likely to face prosecution should it become law,” he said. Uganda
Many think the Bill is unlikely to go through in the face of global criticism and in the light of
Uganda’s dependence on aid. The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law has pointed out that the Bill’s call for Uganda to nullify any inter national protocols contradictory to the Bill would mean the country’s withdrawal from international covenants, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. US
Ugandan Church will be wary of being told what to think by its former colonial masters, experts on the suggest. Archbishop Orombi joined fellow Primates at Dromantine in 2005 to condemn homophobia as “anathema”, although he would not respond to a direct question at the press conference about the situation in his own country. African Church
The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out where an archbishop or bishop has allied himself publicly with legislation of this nature. In September 2007, he described as “unacceptable and profoundly shocking on the lips of any Christians” remarks made by the Bishop of Uyo, Nigeria, the Rt Revd Isaac Orama, that homosexuality and lesbianism were “inhuman” and those who practised them “insane, satanic and not fit to live” (News, 14 September 2007).
Well, it seems some people dont understand that in Uganda, gay people are not human beings. How can they be Christians? How can Christians be made to be merciful to these sinners?
BRING YOU THE STONES!!!! SOON, WE SHALL START THROWING THEM.
BRING THE STONES, LET US PILE THEM HERE!