Tell the Church of England to stand up to the anti-gay bill in Uganda

Help #blockthebill against homosexuality in Uganda – ask the Church of England to condemn the criminalisation of homosexuality!

The bill against homosexuality in Uganda will be passed by the end of 2012 as a ‘Christmas gift‘ to Ugandans, according to the speaker of parliament in Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga. The bill proposes that gay people are  imprisoned for life if convicted of homosexual acts.

Many countries have already threatened to withdraw aid from Uganda if this bill passes, but this has not been a deterrent. The bill is still set to pass, endangering the lives and liberty of Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people.

The Anglican Church has a large influence in Uganda, a Christian nation and former British colony. The Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, is also the symbolic head of the Anglican Church. The Church of England has never spoken out against the criminalisation of homosexuality. We think it’s high time that they did.

That’s why we’re tweeting the Church of England @C_of_e and the Archbishop of Canterbury-elect Justin Welby @bishopofdurham to tell them to #blockthebill and support LGBT rights in Uganda. You can do this too.

Tweet  now and spread the word:

Will @C_of_E and @bishopofdurham stand up for human rights and against anti-#gay legislation in #Uganda? #blockthebill <- Click to Tweet

Will @C_of_E stand up for human rights and against anti-gay legislation in #Uganda? #blockthebill

Will @bishopofdurham stand up for human rights and against anti-gay legislation in #Uganda? #blockthebill

Sign the petition here:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Church_of_England_must_stand_up_for_human_rights_and_condemn_the_proposed_homophobic_law_in_Uganda/?flfUFdb&pv=2

This post is by Nic Coomber

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