Sen Jim Inhofe Heading To Uganda; Will He Speak Against The Anti-Homosexuality Bill?

According to a tweet from Maria Burnett at Human Rights Watch Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is heading to Uganda. From sources I trust, I have learned that Inhofe and a Congressional delegation will be in Uganda next week.  .@Inhofe should publicly state he does not support the “odious” #AHB during his trip to #Uganda. http://t.co/TVvxqE5aff @maddow— Maria Burnett (@MariaHRWAfrica) January 15, 2014  Inhofe (@jiminhofe) has stated in the U.S. that he opposes the Anti-H … [Read more...]

Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) Statement Prohibiting Reparative Therapy

Monday, the UK Guardian reported that the Association of Christian Counsellors* prohibited reparative therapy for their members.  The statement backing up this action sounds very much like the sexual identity therapy framework. Here is the AAC statement in full: An ACC statement to its members January 2014In December 2012, ACC made a statement to its members supporting and clarifying our ethical framework. The Board has continued to discuss and reflect on the area specifically relating t … [Read more...]

Was The Death Penalty Really Removed From Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill? (UPDATED)

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UPDATE - 1/14/14: This morning, I received an email from Charles Tuhaise, researcher for Uganda's Parliament. Charles provided clarification about some of the issues I raised in this post. Thanks to him for the information. I am placing his comments in advance of yesterday's post because they address some of my questions below. Regarding the manner of handling bills in Uganda, Tuhaise wrote: Over here, the original Bill remains intact throughout the debate period until the Bill comes up for … [Read more...]

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Accuses Donors of Bullying; Forgets Uganda’s Bullying of Gays

According to the Uganda Sunday Monitor: The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has warned the West against “bullying” Uganda over passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Addressing Uganda’s ambassadors abroad during a meeting with the House committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday, Ms Kadaga took a swipe at foreign countries for targeting Uganda, yet still keeping economic relations with other African countries with the same law. As a taxpayer, I am glad the government is considering human … [Read more...]

From Change to Congruence: Evergreen International to Merge with North Star International

Box Turtle Bulletin points out today that Latter Day Saint ex-gay group Evergreen International is merging with North Star International, a group less focused on change of orientation and more geared to living in alignment with LDS teaching. This is a significant development in that North Star has not supported reparative therapy or efforts to change orientation. The merger will not change that approach, according to a statement on the North Star website: Recognizing the uniqueness of … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2013

Here are the ten most visited pages on the blog for 2013. Two posts were written prior to 2013 but continue to be quite popular. I designate them in the list below by the year of publication.1. On The Allegations of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll2. Janet Mefferd Removes Evidence Relating to Charges of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll; Apologizes to Audience3. Ingrid Schlueter Resigns from Janet Mefferd Show Over Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy4.  John Piper Calls Out … [Read more...]

What Does The International Healing Foundation Do?

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Last year, I reported that the International Healing Foundation struck gold in 2011 with an apparent donation of over 500k. Some of the money was used to promote a video for schools.  However, salad days have returned for IHF as the current 990 form shows they burned through the rest of those funds in 2012 leading to a loss for the year of just over $202k. Another question raised by the 2012 990 relates to the nature of their services in 2012. From the 990, it appears that IHF is claiming that … [Read more...]

Uganda’s President May Not Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill; Ssempa Involved in Stealth Plan to Pass Bill

According to Uganda's New Vision, Ugandan president Yowari Museveni may not sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. He told the NV that he would read it before he decides what to do.While it may seem like such a course should not need to be stated, Museveni has not returned a bill to Parliament during this Parliament. Thus, his statement is a signal that he may depart from his usual practice.Museveni could slow the bill down by sending the bill back to Parliament with suggestions. The … [Read more...]


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