Theocracy is Coming! …To Uganda
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  • WigWag

    There may be nothing like this on the table here but perhaps Professor Mead can explain why a fair number of American Episcopalian churches have chosen to look to the Ugandan Anglican Church and one of its Primates for spiritual leadership. I am sure that Professor Mead knows that the Anglican ecclesiastical authorities in Uganda have supported the new law on homosexuality.

    Apparently a fair number of American Episcopalians are more comfortable cleaving to an African branch of their Church that believes that anal intercourse should be punishable by life imprisonment than accepting the spiritual guidance of Katharine Jefferts Schori or the leadership role of Gene Robinson.

    The inescapable conclusion is that a not inconsiderable number of Professor Mead’s co-religionless would rather take spiritual advice from men who want gay people thrown into Ugandan dungeons for life than accept spiritual guidance from church leaders who support ordaining women and homosexuals and believe that Episcopal gay men and women should be able to marry in church.

    Doesn’t this at least suggest the possibility that perhaps things aren’t quite as far along in the United States as Professor Mead implies?

  • WigWag

    Sorry for the typo; co-religionists not co-religionless. Interestingly, it’s the auto correction that my I-Phone made.

  • andrewdb

    The BBC is not correct, the death penalty has not been removed. See here: http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2012/02/08/41801

    Just keep scrolling. BTB has been very good about covering this issue, with lots of links to local reports from Uganda.

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