Archbishop of Canterbury condemns proposed Ugandan anti Homosexuality Bill

Rev Sharon Ferguson, Chief Executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has welcomed wholeheartedly an assurance from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Press office to LGCM that he condemns the proposed anti Homosexuality Bill currently before the Ugandan Parliament.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s press secretary has told LGCM that Archbishop Rowan Williams 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.’ The press office went on to tell LGCM that the proposed Bill was ‘a cause of deep concern, fear and, to many, outrage.’

LGCM has spoken recently on its concern that the Archbishop had not spoken out against this Bill, the Archbishops office assured LGCM that ‘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.’

Rev Sharon Ferguson said ‘I only hope and pray that Archbishop Rowan Williams will now instruct all Anglican clergy in Uganda to speak out against this Bill and to take whatever action is needed to safeguard the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. ‘

“If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone.” John 8:7


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