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Uganda’s Archbishop disagrees with the High Court

Uganda’s Archbishop disagrees with the High Court

The Anglican archbishop of Uganda has spoken out against the decision of the Constitutional Court, which overturned the law imposing harsh penalties on ‘homosexual acts’, on Friday.

The court determined that the parliament lacked the necessary quorum when it passed the law earlier in the year, drawing criticism from Western governments and religious leaders around the world.


The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of Uganda, asserted that the law is still needed, and was a legitimate response to the will of the people.

“The ‘court of public opinion’ has clearly indicated its support for the Act, and we urge Parliament to consider voting again on the Bill with the proper quorum in place,” Ntagali said on Monday.

Read more coverage from the Religion News Service here.

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tgflux

Ntagali's "court of public opinion", re Jesus of Nazareth: "Crucify him! Crucify him!"

JC Fisher

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Gregory Orloff

Meanwhile, in other news...

Christ Jesus disagrees with Uganda's Archbishop

The Anglican archbishop of Uganda has spoken out against the decision of the Constitutional Court, which overturned the law imposing harsh penalties on "homosexual acts," on Friday.

The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of Uganda, asserted that the law is still needed, and was a legitimate response to the will of the people.

"The 'court of public opinion' has clearly indicated its support for the Act, and we urge Parliament to consider voting again on the Bill with the proper quorum in place," Ntagali said on Monday.

Ntagali's putative boss, Christ Jesus, took a different stance on the matter.

"Now, Stanley, I clearly told you, 'Treat others the same way you want to be treated.' You'll find it in Luke 6:31, if you take the time to look it up. So if you don't want to be put in jail or put to death for just being who you are, while you're not harming anybody, don't be so quick to put others in jail or to death for just being who they are, while they're not harming anybody. I don't care much for the 'court of public opinion.' It's a fickle beast: I remember how one minute it was crying 'Hosanna!' to me, and then five days later, it was shouting 'Crucify him!' Just stick with my gospel mandate to love neighbor and love enemy, unconditionally, just as God love everyone, sinner and saint. All right?"

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