The Archbishop and the anti-gay bill

By Press Office
November 18, 2009

Commenting on the Ugandan bill to further criminalise homosexuality in the country, by imprisonment and capital punishment, Symon Hill, associate director of the religion and society thinktank Ekklesia said:

“I am sure that the vast majority of Christians - who hold a range of views on sexual ethics - will be horrified by the extreme and violent measures proposed in this Bill.

“By speaking out, it is possible to expose the hollowness of the religious rhetoric used by the Bill's supporters. Given the place of Anglicanism in Ugandan life, it would be right and proper for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to end his silence and to oppose the bill in public."

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