Dec 15, 2009

NO MORE SECRETS! Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, speak against proposed SHARIA-LIKE law in UGANDA!

Dr. Rowan Williams and Anglican Primates/Bishops there is a anti-Homosexuality GENOCIDE CAMPAIGN gaining strength at various Provinces of the Anglican Communion! What exactly will YOU do to save LGBT Anglicans/others from MURDER and/or PERSECUTION in Uganda HERE , Jamaica HERE, Nigeria HERE , Rwanda HERE. Africa faces a new era of anti-Gay laws HERE promoted by fundamentalist ¨Christian¨ American/Australian and English extremist ¨groups¨ who are increasingly spreading lies and bigotry around along with lots of MONEY?

What will you do to stop this wave of HATE, demonizing and OUTCASTING at The Anglican Communion? Do you think it is time that you had a real, and not subtle or ¨careful¨, conversation about LGBT Anglicans and OUR know, the famous ¨Listening¨ that you have a ¨commision to monitor¨ but the ¨Listening¨ doesn´t exist where fanatic extremism and outright LIES and other forms of falseness (bribes, purjery, threats) exist against LGBT Christians/others. Time to get down to the REAL, and uncomfortable, business of HUMAN SEXUALITY and bring ¨everyone up to speed¨ on the realities vs. deception (self and the preaching of MORAL UNTRUTH to others).

Archbishop of Canterbury and Primates at the Anglican Communion and ALL ANGLICAN BISHOPS please start facing the STARK UGLY TRUTH about the ¨shocking realities¨ of what/who is infecting some of the clergy and laity at the Anglican Communion!

Ms Marie Papworth
Press Secretary
Lambeth Palace

November 2, 2009, I wrote a NOTE to Dr. Rowan Williams and TODAY a response arrived from Marie Papworth, Press Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Lambeth Palace, London.

My Name/Note:Leonardo Ricardo
Sent: 02 November 2009 20:17

Dear Dr. Williams,

Immediately. Yes, immediately take a position against the deadly/reckless Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, pending before the Parliament of Uganda...this matter ought be a EMERGENCY MEETING topic of your Primates Council since our Provinces in Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya offer LGBT Anglicans NOTHING in terms of holy ministry...there is a POGROM taking place, wake up...shame on you, again and again for violating the trust and ¨first amongst equals¨ leadership responsibility that has been gifted to you at The Body of Christ!

RESPONSE from LAMBETH PALACE: Today, December 15, 2009

Dear Mr Ricardo,

¨Thank you for your message and for taking the trouble to write about this deeply painful issue.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is very clear that the Private Member’s Bill being discussed in Uganda as drafted is entirely unacceptable from a pastoral, moral and legal point of view. It is a cause of deep concern, fear and, to many, even outrage. The Archbishop has publicly stated that “the proposed legislation is of shocking severity and I can’t see how it can be supported by any Anglican who is committed to what the Communion has said in recent decades”.

For its part the Church of Uganda has clearly restated its opposition to the death penalty. As the Ugandan Church continues to formulate its position on the bill as a whole, the Archbishop has been working intensively behind the scenes (over the past weeks) to ensure that there is clarity on how the proposed bill is contrary to Anglican teaching.¨

Marie Papworth
Press Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU,


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Dear Marie Papworth
Press Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

Dear Dr. Williams,

I´m not the silent type any longer. I´ve spent decades listening to the bull-crap launched against LGBT Episcopalian/Anglicans and others. I´ve been guilty of listening quietly as friends were verbally assassinated, abused physically and discriminated against...I´ve been known to be a coward, that is, until my beloved loved one of fourteen years was murdered in a crime of hate eleven years ago.

On All Saints day, just past, I took another flowered cross to his tomb.

I´m no longer a coward. I stopped acting like you and ¨being¨ like you over a decade ago. I started taking responsibility for my personal ¨beliving¨ as well as my religious ¨thinking¨ and my everyday actions (especially the ones that harm others directly or indirectly).

As an Episcopalian/Anglican Gay person I suggest that you immediately QUIT taking POTSHOTS at OUR worthy and honorable LGBT sisters and brothers at the BODY of CHRIST...somehow you seem to imagine US to be defiant/noisy rebels and less pius/holy than you. We aren´t very holy I imagine by zealot or snobbish standards, but, in fact, we may be a step ahead in the substantial unanimity holiplace by being in complete agreement with most everyone as the holy spirit worked her way at the convention of the diocese of Los Angeles and beyond at The Episcopal Church/Anglican know, Bishop Rowan, WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE! When unanimous, everybody is of same ¨informed¨ mind and acting together as one at The Body of Christ without being threatened or intimidated by pontificating preachers with sometimes less-than-perfect/pure hidden personal flawed character driven agendas.

Many sacred fellowships consider unanimous decisions a sign of agreement, solidarity, and not only UNITY but the very voice of God...often, explanations, personal sharing, questioning (self and others) and the answering of ¨sensitive¨ subjects needs to be done to arrive at such a spiritually healthy and holy place as understanding one another, and Gods ¨will¨ for us with better´s a process for us and process of healing and´s informed unanimity and it can´t ever be bulldozed into ¨being¨ by a private club of some +selfserving/selfrighteous elitists and a handful of superstitious/dangerous Primates who refuse to listen to anything but the sound of their own tiresome demanding voices. It´s about caring about others enough to listen to them and learn from´s humility in action.

Please start paying attention to the REALITY of those of us ¨others¨ who love God and also love our neighbors in the spirit of gladness and UNITY in everyday life. Please stop abusing Episcopalian/Anglicans, please stop being snide to Americans and LGBT Christians everywhere...stop it now and start lifting up your head.

These small, but important, REAL actions of ¨informed¨ positiveness resulting in UNITY are being worked out on a person to person basis often with healthy minded non-despotic spiritual guidance and leadership...enlightenment IS occuring. The kind of enlightenment that has been ignored by several religious extremist PRIMATES and by you personally/, a teacher, a previously trusted leader, a knowledgeable man, a force that aims for is YOU that must make yourself more clear, and be more self-honest and learn how to say NO to bigotry, convulting truth and the generating exclusion at ALL levels of Anglican Communion life.

We´re not afraid to TRUST God and follow Gods ¨will¨ for us and that is the path that we are on...join us, put your fears aside and follow the ministry of inclusion that you once championed...¨ My entire ¨open letter¨ to Dr. Rowan Williams, HERE


PLEASE Contact: Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates Standing Committee of The Anglican Communion:

Ms Marie Papworth
Press Secretary
Lambeth Palace
United Kingdom
telephone 020 7898 1200 Ext. 1280

FURTHER NOTE: The ANGLICAN UN, United Nations, HUMAN RIGHTS Observer, Mrs Hellen Grace Wangusa from Uganda, has an office and staff provided by the Episcopal Church (USA) at the Church Center 815 Second Avenue, New York, 10017. The direct office line is (001) 212-716- 6263 and the email address

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Anonymous said...

Leonardo were you aware of this?
Rwandan Parliament to Vote on Criminalizing Homosexuality this Week
On December 16, 2009, the lower house of the Rwandan Parliament will hold its final debate on a draft revision of the penal code that will, for the first time, make homosexuality a crime in Rwanda. A vote on this draft code will occur before the end of the week. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that the proposed Article 217 of the draft Penal Code Act will criminalize "[a]ny person who practices, encourages or sensitizes people of the same sex, to sexual relation or any sexual practice." Rwanda's Chamber of Deputies will vote on the draft code December 16, 2009. If the Chamber of Deputies approves, the draft code will go before the Rwandan Senate most likely in early 2010.
Article 217 violates Rwandans' basic human rights and is contradictory to the Rwandan Constitution as well as various regional and international conventions. IGLHRC, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), and Rwanda's Horizon Community Association (HOCA) will shortly issue a call to action to demand that the Rwandan Parliament withdraw this article. We urge the international community to act against this proposed law and support the equality, dignity, and privacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Rwanda.
This draft provision targeting LGBT people closely follows the introduction of a similar measure in neighboring Uganda, where the nation's parliament is currently debating an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The proposed Ugandan law would prohibit all LGBT activism and organizing, would further criminalize consensual same-sex conduct between adults, which is already illegal in Uganda, and in some cases apply the death penalty.
Find out more information about LGBT Human Rights in Rwanda.
Posted by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Lynn said...

Leonardo, dear - quite a letter. It would have been nice if his office had the grace to add a sentence or two. Oh, perhaps - "sorry to hear of your loss."

I don't think this man has ever been (personally) faced with some of the truly ugly things in this life.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Dotty old Druid!

Lynn said...

Göran, that too!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Honest. Cowardly spiritual leadership...there must be a reason I don´t know about (often there is) but in this case I think we´ve had a ¨pattern¨ of snide and unfortunate (for Anglicans) tiresome navel pondering.