Is David Bahati coming to America?

According to this report from the Uganda paper, The Monitor, David Bahati is planning to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC during the week of February 4th.

In February, David Bahati, the mover of the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill is expected to attend a prayer breakfast in the American capital of Washington DC.

Mr Bahati told Inside Politics he is set to meet a special cabinet session to discuss the Bill tomorrow.

“I intend to attend the prayer breakfast,” said Mr Bahati – himself a part organiser of the Ugandan equivalent of the national prayer breakfast. This week, citing international pressure, President Yoweri Museveni advised his party’s National Executive Committee, his cabinet and the NRM parliamentary caucus to “go slow” on the Bill.

Mr Bahati, according to reports, may speak at the event where President Barack Obama – a gays-tolerant liberal president, is also expected to attend. On Friday, Mr Bahati said he would attend. The event is organised by The Fellowship- a conservative Christian organisation, which has deep political connections and counts several high-ranking conservative politicians in its membership.

This is surprising and conflicts with other information I have. I am seeking to get confirmation of the status of just who, if anyone, from Uganda will attend.

There have been other reports that Ethics and Integrity Minister Nsaba Buturo planned to come to the event. However, Buturo confirmed to me by email that he is not planning to attend.

The other claim in this report, that he may speak at the event where Barack Obama is slated to speak, is most surely not true.
  • Lynn David

    Did not someone with the Family say to you or someone else that no one from Uganda would be there? Seems I read that somewhere – here, NPR, somewhere.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton Warren

    That is the information I have and am working to confirm it.

  • Lynn David

    I went searching all over hell’s half acre yesterday after I saw the report on BTB. But all I could find was this from your post, More detail on the Fellowship Foundation relationship to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill:

    As noted, I was correct that at least some of the Family opposes the bill. More specifically, Jeff Sharlet reports below that there is potential for the Ugandan lawmakers to be disinvited to the American prayer breakfast in February if they do not take positive steps regarding the bill. As best as I can tell, David Bahati, Nsaba Buturo and Julius Oyet are slated to in the US during the week of Feb, 2-6. I suspect their visit will be an eventful one in any case, but especially if the “Kill the gays bill” is not itself dead.

    That was dated December 10th, 2009.

    I thought the statement might have had something to do with Bob Hunter, but now, I kerfuzzled.

  • http://www.QuestionAIDS.com ricci

    Is The Family denigrating or extolling homosexuality? As a resident of Uganda I am concerned. I am wondering what the goal is. However a witch hunt seems imminent. It will feed into the crisis of stigma surrounding the “AIDS” scam. Part of which is now revealed:

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