The Church of England must stand up for human rights and condemn the proposed homophobic law in Uganda.
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The Church of England, The Archbishop of Canterbury
Help #blockthebill against homosexuality in Uganda – ask the Church of England to condemn the criminalisation of homosexuality!
The bill against homosexuality in Uganda will be passed by the end of 2012 as a ‘Christmas gift‘ to Ugandans, according to the speaker of parliament in Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga. The bill proposes that gay people are imprisoned for life if convicted of homosexual acts.
Many countries have already threatened to withdraw aid from Uganda if this bill passes, but this has not been a deterrent. The bill is still set to pass, endangering the lives and liberty of Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people.
The Anglican Church has a large influence in Uganda, a Christian nation and former British colony. The Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, is also the symbolic head of the Anglican Church. The Church of England has never spoken out against the criminalisation of homosexuality. We think it’s high time that they did.