Letter: The word of God

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The Independent Culture
Sir: So the Bishop of Mityana, Uganda, refused to hear a presentation from lesbian and gay Christians for "the same reason we would not let a prostitute give her ideas to the conference" (report, 4 August). Does this man really represent Christ, one who welcomed the company of prostitutes in the face of the Pharisee's prejudice (Luke 7, 36-50) and who warned the hypocritical leaders of the established religion that they would be preceded into heaven by the "tax collectors and the prostitutes" (Matthew 21, 31). The bishop might heed these words, lest he find himself on the Day of Judgement being forced to surrender his seat to a homosexual!

PAUL DAVIES

Bristol

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