Archbishop Henry Orombi of Uganda in New Vision, a Uganda website is quoted as saying, “Nowadays, I don’t wear my collar when I am in countries which have supporters of homosexuals." “I am forced to dress like a civilian because those people are dangerous. They can harm anybody who is against them. Some of them are killers. They want to close the mouth of anybody who is against them.”
Well that ups the ante doesn't it? Homosexuals, or their supporters, are dangerous. "Some of them are killers." So now the stakes are these: the battle against homosexuals and their supporters is a battle against killers who make it impossible for the Archbishop to dress in clerical garb.
I have never seen a picture of the Archbishop in other than clerical garb. (Actually I did see one, an Anglican TV interview in Uganda.) Here is a picture of him in taken in Florida on September 17, 2007 posted by St. Peter's Anglican Church. (Please note the picture posted previously may not have been of the Archbishop.) Looks clerical to me. The Archbishop was in London with two decidedly protestant looking Archbishops in jacket and tie. Archbishop Orombi was in clericals. It's on Anglican TV. So there he is, in the US and the UK, hotbeds of angry homosexuals and their supporters out to get him, in clericals. Maybe he is being just a tad dramatic.
If the Archbishop's life is being threatened that is awful. It is never acceptable. But his statement is out of line with his actions and smacks of drama. And his contention that there are homosexuals and or their supporters who wish to kill him is in no wise a basis for bragging about how he none the less is holding the line against the inroads of a homosexual agenda. The reporter writing the article opined that "Despite the threats, Orombi yesterday continued his anti-gay campaign, asking Christians to pray for him and others who are against homosexuals." Threatened Archbishop or drama queen?