This comes from Episcopal Cafe.  It’s a follow up on my earlier posting on the same legislation:

A special session of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has been called to discuss the church's position on the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” currently before the Ugandan Parliament. The meeting will be conducted via conference call on the afternoon of December 7, according to numerous sources.

Special sessions of Executive Council can be called by the Presiding Bishop or, as in this instance, by a petition signed by at least nine members of the council. (more…)

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This is also from Episcopal Cafe:

Cynthia Black writing at Walking with Integrity reports on proposed new anti-gay laws in Uganda:

A bill has been introduced to the Uganda parliament that would, among other things, provide a three year prison term for anyone who fails to report the names of those they know to be LGBT (and those they know who are heterosexual who support human rights for LGBT people) to authorities. … The same bill would make it a crime for any Ugandan citizen, whether or not they live in Uganda, to be gay. (more…)

This is the daily lead from Episcopal Cafe.  It’s long, but I’m including it all here:

It may be a while before anybody can speak with any real knowledge about the impact of the development described in the story below, which contain a major error in its first paragraph. (more…)

Dean Baker says

You know that society is moving toward the acceptance of gay relationships when Joint Force Quarterly , a prestigious journal published by the National Defense University Press for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gives the top prize in its 2009 essay contest to a systematic dissection of the U. S. Military’s policy of Don’t Ask. Don’t tell.

Col. Om Prakash of the U. S. Air Force wrote “The Efficacy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while a student at the National War College.

You can find the final paragraph of the essay in his piece here.

Well, Bishop Beisner addressed our deanery clericus today.  And I think I know where we stand on blessings of same sex unions — which is in something of a transition.  In response to General Convention’s resolution, we now have a group of 10 people from around the diocese who are looking at services and possible guidelines.  There should be a service and guidelines available for diocesan clergy at our clergy retreat in February. (more…)

Episcopal Cafe notes the following:

The Anglican Diocese of Cape Town today agreed to a resolution asking the church’s bishops to provide pastoral guidelines for gay and lesbian members of the church living in “covenanted partnerships,” taking into account the mind of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Synod of the Diocese also resolved to ask Archbishop Thabo Makgoba to appoint a working group, representing church members of varying perspectives, to engage in a “process of dialogue and listening” on issues of human sexuality in line with a “listening process” which is being.

The resolutions were passed in a session of the Synod which was held at St. Cyprian’s Church, Retreat in Cape Town.

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