(courtesy of Rick Warren)
And the British Monarchy
Let's conjecture here: could Benedict be taking his cues from the one and only Rick Warren? It's possible:
Minority groups in Western provinces have stated their opposition to what they consider unscriptural actions by the Churches of England, Canada, Australia, and the ECUSA, and in the United States, some (such as the Anglican Mission in the Americas and the Convocation of Anglicans in North America) have withdrawn their affiliation with the ECUSA and realigned themselves with African provinces such as the Churches of Uganda and Rwanda.
On July 9, 2008, The New Vision Newspaper reported that Archbishop Orombi had addressed the West Ankole diocese alleging a threatening atmosphere or conspiracy by homosexuals to cause him harm, saying, "Nowadays, I don’t wear my collar when I am in countries which have supporters of homosexuals. I am forced to dress like a civilian because those people are dangerous. They can harm anybody who is against them. Some of them are killers. They want to close the mouth of anybody who is against them."