In the face of death threats and denouncement by the Anglican church, Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senjonyo continues to advocate for gays and lesbians in his homeland where being homosexual is a crime.
Senjonyo will speak about his decision and his current work worldwide from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capital Ave., in Sacramento.
It is illegal to be in a same-sex relationship in Uganda, and people in such relationships risk a lengthy prison sentence. The country has considered a bill that would allow the death penalty for anyone who has a previous convictions, is HIV-positive, or engages in sexual acts with people of the same sex. This bill would also give the government permission to extradite Ugandan citizens engaging in homosexual relationships abroad.
News media have reported that the after learning of the fear, rejection and harassment faced by gay men in his country, the bishop counseled them to accept themselves and to keep their faith because God loves them.
His efforts on behalf of gays and lesbians were denounced by the Anglican Church, and Senjonyo reportedly received death threats. He sought sanctuary in the United States.
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