The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.
The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.
The election of the Anglican Communion's first openly lesbian bishop has been questioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who continues to face criticism for not speaking out publicly against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a test of sincerity for British Christians who hold a "traditional" view on sexuality but say that they are not prejudiced. Some have lived up to the test by condemning the Bill while others remain silent.
Uganda's Christians are split over the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, with some clergy protesting to the government while others are writing in favour of it. A committee of the Ugandan Parliament has this week begun debating the Bill.