Anglican Samizdat

February 16, 2010

Where are the Anglican protests over homosexuals killed in Iran?

The Anglican Church is in the West is falling all over itself to condemn the homosexuality bill before the Ugandan government. Here is the screech of outrage from the Anglican Church of Canada:

COGS passed a resolution that expressed its dismay and concern over the draft proposed anti-homosexuality bill currently before the parliament of Uganda. COGS resolved to call upon the church of the province of Uganda to oppose this private member’s bill, and called upon the Government of Canada, through the Minister of External Affairs, to convey to the government of Uganda a deep sense of alarm about this fundamental violation of human rights and through diplomatic channels, to press for its withdrawal; and asked the Primate to send this message to the appropriate bodies.

The bill as it stands is draconian and has been opposed by the Anglican Church of Uganda.

What is strange, though, is Iran has been routinely hanging homosexuals for the last 30 years with no real trial except an appearance before a sharia judge; and the Anglican Church in the West has not protested at all.

Where is the deep sense of alarm, the dismay, the message to the appropriate bodies? Entirely absent.

Does Fred Hiltz only care about Anglican homosexuals? Perhaps the Anglican Church is not as diverse and inclusive as it would like people to think.



  1. Or perhaps Hilts is concerned that some Islam fundamentalist might actually hear him saying something and react in a way other than endaba.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — February 17, 2010 @ 8:55 am

  2. Revisionists are concerned with criticising orthodox Christians (or places where orthodox Christianity might be strong); their remit does not include Muslims/Islamicists. Does this seem harsh, jaundiced? All you hear points this way …

    Comment by John Thomas — February 17, 2010 @ 9:49 am

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