Monday, August 1, 2011

THE HYDRA WON'T DIE


From Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin:
When Uganda’s Eighth Parliament came to an end last May, the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill died with it. Almost immediately, M.P. David Bahati vowed to resurrect the bill in the Ninth Parliament. Two weeks ago, Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda told reporters and bloggers that there are persistent reports that the bill may be resurrected sometime in mid- to late-August. Ugandan MP Otto Odonga, who has said that he would apply to be a hangman even if it were his own son who was gay and at the gallows, confirmed to Warren Throckmorton that the bill will be brought back “perhaps by the end of August,” and that it would pick up “from where the last parliament ended.”
Read the rest of the post over there.

What will it take to bring to their senses people so filled with hate that they want to kill fellow citizens because of who they are? In his Presidential Address to General Synod of the Church of England in July 2011, Archbishop Rowan Williams praised the Anglican churches in Congo and Kenya for acting as the last refuge for oppressed people in the countries. Where is his call for the Anglican Church of Uganda to be the last refuge for GLTB people in the country, who are, even now, being persecuted and killed? Why the strange silence?

Image from Wikipedia.

5 comments:

Ciss B said...

The ABC is a sad man in more ways than I can count. He sees very little of the truth.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, is a coward, a twurp and a snob...let LGBTI die while he pontificates! The pompus as* ought resign...immediately!

Grandmère Mimi said...

I don't get it. Is it that only the deserving oppressed warrant protection from the church, and LGTB persons would not be included in the deserving oppressed?

BooCat said...

I will be so glad to see the day when that man is no longer the ABC. I pray that we don't end up with someone worse; although, I cannot even imagine someone worse.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I pray that we don't end up with someone worse

Aye, there's the rub, BooCat. I'm afraid we can't count on having someone better.