Thursday, February 4, 2010

From The New York Times: "National Prayer Breakfast Draws Controversy" (over Uganda); and Other Sheep's vital interest in Uganda

Following is an Excerpt of The New York Times article "National Prayer Breakfast Draws Controversy"
"The objections are focused on the sponsor of the breakfast, a secretive evangelical Christian network called The Fellowship, also known as The Family, and accusations that it has ties to legislation in Uganda that calls for the imprisonment and execution of homosexuals.
The Family has always stayed intentionally in the background, according to those who have written about it. In the last year, however, it was identified as the sponsor of a residence on Capitol Hill that has served as a dormitory and meeting place for a cluster of politicians who ran into ethics problems, including Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, and Gov. Mark Sanford, Republican of South Carolina, both of whom have admitted to adultery."
Above photo, left to right:  Bishop Carlton Pearson, Moses of Uganda, Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, February 2, 2010, The American Prayer Hour press conference, Washington, DC. Photo by Steve Parelli

Other Sheep is a sponsor of The American Prayer Hour.

Other Sheep is vitally interested in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of Uganda.  Other Sheep has had a presence in Uganda since 2008 with  the creation of Other Sheep Uganda by Ugandan participants of an all-day seminar on the Bible and homosexuality.  Other Sheep Uganda is led by Chairperson  WAMALA DENNIS  You can read his blog at Denkross' Life in Uganda

Other Sheep first visited Uganda in 2007.  The R. Rev. Bishop (Anglican) noted the Other Sheep visit indirectly by writing " . . . the sexual minority people whom some other sympathizers call the other sheep,"  Homosexuality:  Perspectives from Uganda, 2007, p15.

Other Sheep East Africa website is a feature of  the Other Sheep website.

Above photo: Jose Ortiz, Coordinator for Africa, teaching a seminar in Kisumu, Kenya, 2008, just days following the seminar given in Kampala, Uganda

Other Sheep works worldwide for the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within their respective faith traditions by connecting people with people and people with resources. 

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