Excommunicated Bishop Discusses American Christian Influence On Homophobic Uganda: VIDEO


Ugandan Anglican bishop Christopher Senyonjo has taken a stand against his country's culture of homophobia. As a result, he was excommunicated. 

The Huffington Post interviewed Bishop Senyonjo about the upcoming documentary God Loves Uganda that examines "the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans." When asked what role American missionaries play in the role of Uganda's homophobia, Senyonjo said,

I think the missionaries have been trying to preach the gospel. But they way they've been preaching one wonders if it is really good news, because "gospel" means "good news", but when you tell people that if you don't change being what you are you are going to destroy, maybe, the country like Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed you cause a lot of hatred. And there's a lot of this going on. 

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  1. Just as a point of order, he's not Catholic. He is/was a Bishop of the Church of Uganda, which is part of the Anglican Communion.

    He therefore technically can't be excommunicate, because the CoE doesn't have specific canon laws for that.

    The Church of Uganda declared him no longer a Bishop in 2006 under the direction of then-Archbishop Orombi.

    Posted by: Steerpike | Oct 17, 2013 8:11:16 AM

  2. I am tired of this racist narrative that US christian groups are responsible for Uganda (or Russia or where-ever's) genocidal homophobia. It sort of implies that Ugandans are too stupid to have their own ideas.

    Uganda is 100% responsible for its genocidal bigotry. The reason the US cults go there is because they get a warm welcome from murderous bigots who already agree with them.

    Uganda needs to be cured from the christian cancer that is destroying.

    With-holding aid and trade from that hellish dump is the way to begin curing Uganda from its genocidal mania.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 17, 2013 8:24:32 AM

  3. @ "I am tired of this racist narrative that US christian groups are responsible for Uganda (or Russia or where-ever's) genocidal homophobia. "

    Then vote for Rand Paul.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 17, 2013 9:34:39 AM

  4. As already pointed out, he wasn't a Catholic bishop, but Anglican. I also don't believe the Church of Uganda excommunicates, but it did "distance" itself from him.

    Posted by: Eric | Oct 17, 2013 9:40:01 AM

  5. 'Excommunicated' for standing up for the disenfranchised?

    And THEY call themselves 'Christians'?

    What a bunch of morons!

    Posted by: Jenny o | Oct 17, 2013 10:24:59 AM

  6. Well, I'm tired of both racist white KKKristian "missionaries" (conquistadors is more like it) and the homophobic blacks who take the bait. I'm glad Bishop Senyonjo is speaking out against the former.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Oct 17, 2013 2:55:18 PM

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