Faith and religion

Archbishop Orombi, architect of African homophobic hate

A brief history of recent actions by former Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of the Church of Uganda, who has been described as “the architect of homophobic hate in Africa.” Who is this man? Most Americans, including potential donors, have no idea what Luke Orombi’s theology and political ambition has done to undermine American foreign policy … Continue reading

Faith and religion

Ugandan archbishop hints that anti-gay bill goes too far

Perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope for a more humane Church of Uganda now that  new Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has taken over from newly retired Henry Orombi, who was a strong advocate of the repressive Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Don’t be too optimistic. After all, Ntagali said in an interview published in AllAfrica.com,  “I will not do … Continue reading

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Bishop to Episcopal Church: Don’t bow down to homophobes

Here’s the problem: The Episcopal Church admires the work of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda and others like him who serve beleaguered LGBT people in many of the 76 countries where homosexuality is illegal. But as part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of churches, the U.S.-based Episcopal Church won’t provide financial support to gay-friendly programs … Continue reading

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U.S. support for ‘architect of homophobia in East Africa’

COMMENTARY As the Church of Uganda elects its next archbishop, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle examines the connections between outgoing Archbishop Henry Orombi, a key backer of Uganda’s so-called “Kill the Gays” bill, and his wealthy American supporters. In his RGOD2 column, “Architect of homophobia in East Africa retiring in a ‘Field of Blood,’ “ … Continue reading

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Uganda’s new archbishop is homophobic, maybe less harsh

The Anglican church in Uganda has elected a new archbishop to replace strident anti-homosexuality advocate Henry Orombi, who will retire in December. The new archbishop-elect is Stanley Ntagali, who is currently bishop of the Masindi-Kitara diocese of the Church of Uganda. Like Orombi, Ntagali is anti-gay, but the men’s views aren’t identical. Orombi has been … Continue reading

Faith and religion

In reversal, Catholic Church backs ‘Kill the Gays’ bill?

[Editor’s note from November 2012: In the months since this report appeared, the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda has not publicly backed the “Kill the Gays” bill, nor denounced it. That leaves unclear whether Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was merely in attendance at the meeting that endorsed the bill, or was actually supportive of it.] … Continue reading