Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Archbishops Shying Away From Taking A Stand

Finally, after all the hide, dodge and avoid, weakling Rowan Williams have considered it safe to challenge Uganda. Mind you, he only faced up to, not condemn the bill. In his words, "of shocking severity... I can't see how it could be supported by any Anglican who is committed to what the Communion has said in recent decades," he said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.

The question still continues to linger, when will His Grace learn to take a proper stand? For the Episcopal Church election of a lesbian bishop, his response was also on the fence: "raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole"; but what is his position? All these makes him appear to be on the wrong side; often.

Ugandan Bishops are continuing to fuel the homophobia and their so-called 'first among equals' didn't find it useful to put out a firm stand. As Rowan Williams found it useful to remind us that the bill is a "shocking severity", it is a pity that he didn't join us in outrightly and totally condemning the bill. What is his stand?

Most sensible leaders have stood up for what they believed and said their mind in clear terms. The grassroots also have done so when we went together and stood in front of Ugandan Houses in London, USA and other places with clear messages of rejection of this bill; but the Archbishop of Canterbury... pity.

But talking of that, I am still searching seriously for the reaction of the Archbishop of York, originally from Uganda. On December 15, he strongly responded and opposed the Equality Bill being debated in the UK House of Lords. Back in his home country, EQUALITY is being eroded; I hope he is not ignoring that.

image taken from http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/1

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