May 30, 2010

THE DEMONIZING of LGBT ANGLICANS/others: "The real problem is ignorance," Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, Uganda

Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo, at a San Francisco stop on his U.S./Europe speaking tour

"The real problem is ignorance," says retired Bishop Senyonjo, who was stripped of his pension for standing up for the spiritual dignity of LGBT people.

¨Pension Stripper¨ and anti-LGBT grandstanding opportunist, Henry Orombi, The Anglican Archbishop of Uganda HERE

Bishop Christopher Visits the LGBT Community Center in San Francisco

¨The distinguished cleric with gold wire-rimmed glasses, a dark suit and crimson bishop’s shirt spoke with an African accent and a twinkle in his eye, “We all know about my friend, Dr. Kinsey. Although I think I am straight, who knows? Maybe I am not as straight as I think.” His shoulder swiveled, slightly vampy with this last line, and the audience laughed.

Retired Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, 78, was playing to a sympathetic crowd at the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center on Tuesday night, May 25. The delight of the audience and the esteem in which they held him is not the typical reaction Senyonjo has received since he began ministering to LGBT people nine years ago in his home country of Uganda...¨ HERE

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa HERE

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo the Desmond Tutu of Uganda

¨Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, often referred to as the Desmond Tutu of Uganda, is an outspoken advocate for human rights. He has taken great risks in defense of LGBT people in his country, a nation where lawmakers recently considered imposing a death penalty on homosexuals. He will travel to the U.S. to address worldwide homophobia and the draconian antigay movement and legislation pending in Uganda.¨ HERE

· Thanks to The San Francisco LGBT Community Center
· Thanks to Ugandan Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo
· Thanks to Gay Uganda, sidebar
· Thanks to Walking With Integrity, sidebar
· Thanks to Richard A. Lindsay
· Thanks to The Center For American Progress

TAKE ACTION AGAINST BIGOTRY, IGNORANCE and OUTCASTING/SOCIAL ISOLATION: 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

Lionel Deimel, Anglican HERO, click HERE,¨No Anglican Covenant¨

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