Rachel Maddow Reports on the Murder of David Kato
On February 12, 2011 At 12:48 am
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An excommunicated bishop of the Anglican Church took over the funeral of David Kato after a preacher caused an uproar concerning Kato's sexual orientation at the funeral.
The former Anglican bishop made it clear he was not gay, but believes if one believes, then they will go to heaven.
It seems the former Anglican bishop, despite his religious views, was more of a man than the preacher.
Police are ruling out Kato's sexual orientation as the motive for murder. Really? At the same time, a religious group believes homosexuality can be cured, despite what science says.
Given what I know about the Episcopal Church U.S.A. and the Anglican Church of Canada, maybe they could also take the lead on this issue within the Church. It would certainly show a better example as to how people, dead or alive, should be treated regardless of sexual orientation. In addition, I think even humanists could throw in their two cents and add that belief or disbelief shouldn't matter either. All people, despite their sexual orientation, gender, or philosophy should be treated with respect and dignity, dead or alive.
The Anglican minister was showing more respect and dignity to Kato, his friends, and family, than the other minister did and was quite admirable in how he took over and took control of the situation.