13 December 2009

I suppose this is about as good as we can expect.

In an interview with George Pitcher of the Telegraph comments from ABp. Williams.

"Overall, the proposed legislation is of shocking severity and I can't see how it could be supported by any Anglican who is committed to what the Communion has said in recent decades," says Dr Williams. "Apart from invoking the death penalty, it makes pastoral care impossible - it seeks to turn pastors into informers." He adds that the Anglican Church in Uganda opposes the death penalty but, tellingly, he notes that its archbishop, Henry Orombi, who boycotted the Lambeth Conference last year, "has not taken a position on this bill".

It is less than the Executive Council finally forced out of her reluctance Katherine Jefferts Shori, less than the Pope authorized, and less than Rev. Rick Warren published. In fact it is not much more than the Ugandan House of Bishops offered. But we are talking about judicial murder here as well as infringment on pastoral relationships as Dr. Williams correctly notes. So if this is as good as it gets, we shall have to take it.

It is axiomatic that where the good do nothing, the evil triumphs. And yet, even in this weekend's notes to his portion of the schismatic spectrum, David Anderson sees fit to defend keeping silent on potential atrocities. ;;sigh;; At least Dr. Williams moved us a small step past that.



Ann McElligott said...

Thank you for your comments. Often we who claim identity in Christ and vow to stand for acceptance and inclusion in the name of Christ are often the last to find the holy courage to raise our voices in commendation. So thank you for allowing me to be grateful for a small step.
Ann McElligott

JimB said...


You are welcome. I do very little here. I am straight and laity. I can only pray and write. Thanks for reading.


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