The Episcopal Church shied away today from overturning a policy that restricts it from directly aiding gay-friendly organizations in places where the Anglican Church is anti-gay, including many countries in Africa.
“What is important about connecting with our brothers and sisters in the Global South is to see how raw and violent homophobia can be and how the religious community in particular plays such a negative role in denying basic rights and freedom.”
The Ugandan police raid on a human rights meeting on June 18 not only had “no basis whatsoever in law” but also encourages violence against LGBT people, international human rights groups and faith-based advocates say.
Police in Kampala, Uganda raid a gay rights meeting and arrest several LGBT activists gathered at the Essela Hotel in Najjeera, a Kampala suburb, accusing the participants of “propagating gay issues in Uganda.”
Corrective rape is the South African version of “reparative therapy.” Its intended objective is to rectify the sexual orientation of women who are lesbians or perceived to be lesbians to that of heterosexual.
Bishop Christopher is part of the global movement to decriminalize homosexuality in the 76 countries around the world where it is illegal to be gay. He will also part of the "Spirit of 76" effort to bring representatives of those 76 countries to Washington, D.C., in July for the World AIDS Conference.