Monday, 16 November 2009

The Sound of Silence

The Archbishop of York, who is himself Ugandan,has been called upon to condemn the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill introducing the death penalty for certain acts. According to the think tank Ekklesia the Archbishop of York's office has said he will not be making any statement.
I actually feel too stunned to comment on this, except to say that it looks a lot like walking by on the other side of the road.


  1. On other blogs I've seen this discussed, and the question has been raised, did Sentamu ever sentence anyone to death while he was a Justice in Uganda? I don't know the answer to this, but the more he says nothing the more likey I think it is that the answer is 'yes'. So he doesn't feel he can expose himself to questioning if he enters this arena. I may be wrong.

  2. That is a chilling thought, Toby, and I don't know enough about his history to know if it is likely. The silence of York and Canterbury on this issue does seem incredible though, it wouldn't take much for them to condemn this bill as has been called for. So, what have they got to lose? Perhaps this speculation could be true and they have something to hide? Like yourself, I just don't know.