Day: January 28, 2011

Anti-gay outburst marks Kato’s funeral

UPDATED: The BBC and Reuters are reporting that the funeral for David Kato in Nakawala, Uganda, turned chaotic after the local Anglican priest began to berate gay people and refused to bury Kato’s body.

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A breath of fresh air

Theo Hobson says that he was just about to give up on organized religion because “all major forms of church were full of illiberal assumptions.” Then he found the Episcopal Church.

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David Kato: Person

An editorial in Uganda’s biggest daily newspaper that ought to be unremarkable stands out because it calls for protecting the rights of LGBT people in a nation whose leadership refuses to recognize that gay people are humans beings. An unpublished op-ed by David Kato shows that he was a person with a voice and a story.

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ABC statement on David Kato’s murder

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is currently in Dublin for the Primates’ meeting, has made the following statement regarding the murder of the gay human rights activist David Kato Kisulle in Uganda:

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Kingdom of Heaven Bread

How many times to we go to the ecclesiastical grocery store to buy our quick-rise “yeast” program off the shelf – packaged and guaranteed to deliver? And how often are we disappointed that our efforts produce a ho-hum spiritual bread devoid of the joy of labor well done, of prayerful work committed over a long period?

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Godhead here in hiding

Godhead here in hiding Whom I do adore

Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more,

See, Lord, at Thy service low lies here a heart

Lost, all lost in wonder at the God Thou art.

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