It ain't that funny at all: Orombi assistant thinks it is...
According to The Daily Monitor of Uganda, The Rev. Alison Barfoot, described Canon Glasspool's election as bishop in Los Angeles, "funny and unbiblical."
Here is what The Daily Monitor had to say in the article titled, "Orombi angry over new lesbian bishop":
"The Church of Uganda has expressed dismay over news that a lesbian in the diocese of Los Angeles in the United States has been elected an assistant bishop.
Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, 55, married to a female companion for 21 years, won 153 and 203 votes from clergy and the lay, respectively to beat two other candidates.
However, the National Episcopal Church will have to approve her pick before an expected enthronement that would make her the second homosexual bishop in history after New Hampshire’s Gene Robinson, consecrated in 2003.
On Monday, Archbishop Luke Orombi’s assistant for International Relations, Ms Alison Barfoot, described as “funny and unbiblical” the choice of Ms Glasspool.
“We believe the Bible condemns homosexual behaviour as immoral. So how can a homosexual be a bishop?” she said. “This decision of the Episcopal Church in America [the equivalent Anglican Church there] will only bring more problems and divisions.”
Well, perhaps the writers Tabu Butagira and Stephen Otage took liberties with Ms. Barfoot's offering of derisive language. Perhaps, however, it is bang on. So, she thinks its funny and unbiblical? What a crock.
How Ms. Barfoot got to be the assistant for International Relations and somehow the spokeswoman for the Archbishop is perhaps funny, indeed perhaps laughable. What the hell is going on here? And, while we are at it, perhaps the Archbishop can speak for himself. But no, if he were to show his head some wise or astute reporter might ask him just why he has nothing to say about the impending Anti-gay bill in the legislature or what he has to say about preachers calling gay people cockroaches or suggesting they should (if not executed) allowed to rot in jail for life?
This is a travesty, right up there with the silence of the lamb like ABC.