Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reyes-Chow and Parsons Denounce Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

It was good to see PCUSA moderator, Bruce Reyes-Chow and PCUSA stated clerk, Gradye Parsons sign a statement denouncing the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act. The Presbyterian News Service has the story:

Two leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are the latest to sign a Christian statement denouncing the Ugandan “Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009.”

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008) and the Rev. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the GA, added their names to those of dozens of other leaders from Catholic, mainline and evangelical churches who also signed the statement.

The “Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009” is under consideration by the Parliament of Uganda. If passed, the act would make homosexual behavior punishable by life imprisonment or death. It would also punish citizens for not reporting their gay or lesbian neighbors to the authorities.

You can read the statement and a list of signatures here.

I am not sure if there is a way to add a signature. If so, I would add mine.