|¨Dear Archbishop Rowan Williams, Primates and fellow bishops, clergy and people of our diverse Anglican Communion.Peace from God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I give thanks on behalf of the family and friends of David Kato for your love and prayers at this difficult time. All over the world, human beings are longing for liberation, love, respect and the dignity to have meaningful lives. ..¨ HERE|
|Anglican Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo, spiritual leader/counselor, to the LGBTI ¨kuchu¨ Community of UGANDA|
|Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi of Uganda: Bishop Orombi has encouraged and fostered hatred of homosexuals in his country and around the globe... |
¨Several Christian leaders in Uganda have been accused of implicitly encouraging homophobic abuse or violence.
In an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with other Anglican primates and leaders, Senyonjo insisted that "a loving Anglican Communion should not keep quiet" when the media stir up hatred. "Silence has the power to kill," he argued, citing as an example "the tragic and cruel murder of David Kato".
Senyonjo wrote, "If Anglicans in one country dehumanise, persecute and imprison minorities, we must be true to the Gospel and challenge such assaults on basic human rights".
Critics suggest that Anglican leaders internationally have at times failed to condemn homophobic violence in an attempt to avoid controversy and division over issues of sexuality.
In 2009, Ugandan politicians backed an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would introduce the death penalty for a second "offence" of homosexuality. There was widespread criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who failed publicly to condemn the bill for several weeks, by which time over 3,000 people had signed a petition urging him to do so...¨ read it all HERE
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· Thanks to Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo, Anglican Hero, Uganda
· Thanks to The ¨kuchus¨ of Uganda