Alex Blaze

Primates of the Anglican Communion Respond to Kato Murder

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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Tags: Anglican, David Kato, lambeth, Uganda

"We would like to express our support for the statement of The Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the horrific murder of David Kato in Mukono, Uganda.

We join him in saying that no one should have to live in fear because of the bigotry of others.

We reiterate that 'the victimisation or diminishment of human beings whose affections happen to be ordered towards people of the same sex is anathema to us' (Primates Meeting 2005).

We reaffirm that 'any demonising of homosexual persons, or their ill treatment, is totally against Christian charity and basic principles of pastoral care' (The Windsor Report).

We call on all our people to minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and condemn irrational fear of gay people (1998 Lambeth Conference)."

--A statement on the murder of David Kato by the Primates of the Anglican Communion following their Primates' Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, between 24th and 30th January, 2011

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I wonder if the Ugandan sickos and their American enablers and instigators will now try to isolate themselves further from the other members of the Anglican Communion.

And, although it is now over a decade old, I am unenthusiastic about the Lambeth Conference's condemnation of IRRATIONAL fear of gay people. As others have undoubtedly commented, fear that the ignorant or the bigoted believe is rational is OK?