Church of England bishops condemn Uganda’s LGBT policy

Jun 5, 2023 by

By Kelly Valencia, Premier.

Several Church of England bishops have condemned Uganda’s new amended legislation criminalising same-sex conduct.

The bishops of London, Chelmsford, Newcastle, Worcester and Selby, are some of the clerics who have shared their discontent with the policy.

Under the new legilastion, those who identify as gay but do not engage in homosexual acts will not be criminalised but those in same-sex relationships face a warrant maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The bill also includes the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, which involves sex with a minor, incest and having sex while HIV positive.

Rt Rev Sarah Mullally described the situation in Uganda as amounting to “an attack on fundamental human dignity and international human rights”, while Rt Rev John Inge called the law “absolutely appalling”.

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