Chicago Consultation Thanks Primates for Decrying Anti-Gay Violence
CHICAGO, IL, January 30, 2011—The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham:
“The Chicago Consultation is grateful to the Primates of the Anglican Communion for decrying the murder of David Kato in Uganda and opposing the bigotry and demonizing that led to his death. We welcome their renewed call for all Anglicans 'to minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and condemn irrational fear of gay people.'
“Even in the wake of Kato's senseless murder and our serious concern for the safety of other Ugandan LGBT leaders and their allies, we celebrate that the Anglican tradition allows us to share common prayer, sacraments and the Gospel call to justice despite our differences. We join the primates in renewing our commitment to a world in which no one lives in fear.”
The Chicago Consultation, a group of Episcopal and Anglican bishops, clergy and lay people, supports the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. To learn more about the Chicago Consultation, visit www.chicagoconsultation.org.