Calling all Christians and LGBT Allies

So, this was on my friends’ list this morning:

Uganda is to introduce a law which will make homosexuality a capital offence by the end of the year despite international criticism. .

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-officially-pass-‘kill-gays’-bill121112
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that this was a ‘Christmas gift’ to the populace, the majority of who, it seems welcome the passing of the bill.
There’s an air of finality about it, but I say it’s not finally decided until the ink is on the paper, so it’s possible that petitions may help. jessie_lansdel has found this one:
http://signon.org/sign/uganda-to-officially?source=s.icn.tw&r_by=5187703
which is non-religious.
But as a lot of the pressure for this bill seems to be coming from the Ugandan church, which is a member of the Anglican Communion – part of the same organisation as the Church of England – charliecochrane and I thought it would be a good idea to ask the Archbishop of Canterbury to give them a stern talking to about what ‘God is love’ means in this context. It is surely about time non-fundamentalist Christians started standing up and saying no to our brethren who are busy trying to kill people in the name of God.
So there is now a petition to ask the Archbishop to step in and do something to make sure this bill doesn’t see the light of day:
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-archbishop-of-canterbury-tell-uganda-to-stop-the-kill-the-gays-bill
I don’t know whether it’s too late or not, but it’s got to be worth trying. Please sign and share as you can.

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HJ
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Alex – I have signed it, and also included a link to this post in the Goodreads Josh Lanyon group.

Harry
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Signed, came over from Jessie’s site.

Antonella
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Hi, Alex!

I signed. Thank you for your engagement!

Ciao

Antonella

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