Monday, December 07, 2009

What the Archbishop of Canterbury SHOULD have said:

"The proposed legal actions that would make homosexuality punishable by death in Uganda, and the lack of outrage regarding this proposed action by the Church of Uganda, raises very serious questions not just for the Church of Uganda and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole."

"The proposed legislation has not yet become law, and could be rejected, with the Anglican Church of Uganda leading the opposition. That decision will have very important implications. The bishops of the Communion have collectively acknowledged that offering pastoral care and listening to the experience of homosexual persons is necessary if our bonds of mutual affection are to hold."

[written by a colleague & shared with permission]

6 comments:

IT said...

THe man has lost moral authority. Bishops in Uganda call for imprisonment and call GLBT people "cockroaches" and he says nothing. The US church elects an extremely well qualified candidate for bishop and he frowns publicly.

Better dead than a bishop? Is this a tenable stance?

SCG said...

He should have, he could have... but he did not. Why is it that ++Rowan is appearing more and more like those ancestors in the Hebrew Bible who were God's chosen leaders, and then they lost their way?

JTurner said...

AMEN. Best response yet to the ABC's snafu...

Fr Craig said...

AMEN!!

Sandy said...

If we could just have that moment over again, so that the ABC would have said what he should have said.

**sigh**

What a lovely world that would be!

Martin T. said...

Yes, he should have this in relation to the Uganda issue, but he was right in his statement about the Los Angeles election as well.