Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ugandan Bishop to Visit Bay Area to Speak Against the "Kill the Gays" Movement

Next week, Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda will be visiting the San Francisco-Bay Area.

Anglican Bishop Senyonjo is considered the Desmond Tutu of Uganda for his LGBT inclusive ministry and stance against the very real 'Kill the Gays' movement in Uganda. The Bishop is on a U.S. speaking tour principally sponsored by Integrity USA, a 35 year old Episcopalian LGBT organization.

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo is a 78 year old grandfather of 11, and has been married for over 30 years. Because of his LGBT inclusive ministry and stance against the policies of genocide of LGBT people, he has been stripped of his Bishop status by the Church of Uganda. Upon his return to Uganda, he faces arrest and imprisonment.
Please see below for more information about the very active 'Kill the Gays' movement in Uganda.

Equality California, the African American Arts and Culture Complex, the SF LGBT Community Center and the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition are honored to serve as co-hosts for the Bishop's San Francisco visit.

Honorary Community Hosts include:
Susan B. Christian Angela Brown + Julius Turman + Dr. Kenneth Monteira
Reverend Roland Stringfellow + Dr. Billy Curtis + Dr. Erica Britton
Joel Brown + Bennie Mackie + Timothy Silard + Lawrence C. Shorter

Please save the date(s) to attend both or either of the following events to meet Bishop Senyonjo, hear his story, and the fight to end the very active 'kill the gays' movement:

African American Arts & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA
MONDAY, MAY 24 2010

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
TUESDAY, MAY 25 2010

Moderated by Reverend Roland Stringfellow
Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations
Seating is Limited, So Arrive On Time