Friday, January 28, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop of Canterbury on David Kato's Murder

released today from the Anglican Communion Office.

Archbishop condemns murder of Ugandan gay human rights activist
Friday 28 January 2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is currently in Dublin for the Primates' meeting, has made the following statement regarding the murder of the gay human rights activist David Kato Kisulle in Uganda:
"The brutal murder of David Kato Kisule, a gay human rights activist, is profoundly shocking. Our prayers and deep sympathy go out for his family and friends - and for all who live in fear for their lives. Whatever the precise circumstances of his death, which have yet to be determined, we know that David Kato Kisule lived under the threat of violence and death. No one should have to live in such fear because of the bigotry of others. Such violence has been consistently condemned by the Anglican Communion worldwide. This event also makes it all the more urgent for the British Government to secure the safety of LGBT asylum seekers in the UK. This is a moment to take very serious stock and to address those attitudes of mind which endanger the lives of men and women belonging to sexual minorities."
Please take a minute to click here and thank Dr. Williams for this important statement. (It's never the wrong time to do the right thing!)


Jeff Gill said...

Thanks for posting this, Susan.

heartafire said...

Do you yet understand that he was murdered by his gay lover, who lived in his home?

So are you saying that his gay lover killed him because he was a homophobe?


MarkBrunson said...

This needs to be held up, yes, but it also needs to be held up right along next to photos of those who made it possible - the American money, ACNA, Truro, Iker, Duncan, all of them.

MarkBrunson said...

Even the Ugandans don't trust the police's "findings", heartafire. I can understand, though, why it is so important for people like you to salve your consciences.

Wash your hands busily as you like, even if you buy the shaky story the Ugandan authorities contrived, can you explain what "good christians" did at the funeral? Can you really imagine that you have any answer for that that doesn't sound like self-justification?

Spray all the perfume you like, but everyone still smells the stink of fundamentalist violence and hatred in this.

JCF said...

Susan, we have a TROLL here (suffering from heartburn, apparently---or at least, inducing it!). Please remove.