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Monday, 7 December 2009

Uganda evil? Silence! Election of a gay bishop? Archbishop of Cant has words to say!

While the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have refused to speak out against the evils that could be visited on gays in Uganda with MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the former, Dr Rowan Williams, has seen fit to comment on the election of an openly gay bishop in the USA.

Mary Glasspool has been elected in Los Angeles; her position has yet to be ratified by Episcopal Church authorities. If it is, she’ll be the second openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, after Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was elected and consecrated in 2003.

Williams hasn’t attacked the election of Glasspool, but has said that it raises “very serious questions” for the Anglican Communion.

He said that “the bishops of the Communion have collectively acknowledged that a period of gracious restraint in respect of actions which are contrary to the mind of the Communion is necessary if our bonds of mutual affection are to hold”.

This is an agreement that there should be a moratorium on the appointment of gay bishops, but US Anglicans decided to overturn it in July this year.

As for the Uganda situation, you can sign a petition calling on Christian leaders to condemn the proposed Bill.

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