Florida abstinence group has ties to Martin Ssempa

Andy Kopsa, writing for the Florida Independent, has a story out that links Project SOS to Martin Ssempa.Project SOS, a Jacksonvile-based abstinence education program, has received more than $6.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2002 — including $454,000 in September 2010. This despite the fact that the group has been cited for teaching false information about HIV and is a supporter of Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the most o … [Read more...]

Uganda defends Anti-Homosexuality bill in embassy cables

The Guardian has published cables from the US Embassy regarding Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In this, you get an interesting look inside US policy on this issue.Cable dated:2009-12-24T08:27:00C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 KAMPALA 001413 SIPDISE.O. 12958: DECL: 2019/12/24TAGS: PHUM, PGOV, PREL, UGSUBJECT: UGANDA: HOMOPHOBE EXTREMISTS AND HOMOSEXUAL SCAPEGOATSREF: 09 KAMPALA 01381; 09 KAMPALA 1409; 09 KAMPALA 1396 09 KAMPALA 01024CLASSIFIED BY: Aaron Sampson, … [Read more...]

Bahati sidesteps questions about threats to BBC reporter

Last week, BBC reporter Scott Mills said he felt threatened by Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill author, David Bahati. Mills interviewed Bahati in Uganda for the program, The World's Worst Places to be Gay. After the interview, Mills says he revealed his gay orienation to Bahati and then according to Mills:The 36-year-old was filming a show called The World's Worst Place to be Gay? (on BBC3, of course), when he confessed his sexual orientation to British-educated politician David Bahati - who … [Read more...]

AFA removes article at odds with Bryan Fischer on Native Americans; Update: Original article also removed

I have written a couple of posts about Bryan Fischer's supremacist views relating to Native Americans. As far as I can tell, I am only one of two conservatives to respond negatively to it. The other one, however, is noteworthy in that he did so on the website of the American Family Association.One of AFA’s other columnists, 17 year old Elijah Friedeman posted a column criticizing Fischer’s views.  However, you'll have to read it on Friedeman’s blog since it has been removed from AFA’s. Here i … [Read more...]

Native American group: Bryan Fischer's article "not worth dignifying"

Curious to learn how some Native American groups viewed the anti-Native American article penned Tuesday (now here) by the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, I contacted the Native American Rights Fund.  NARF advocates for Native American interests and is described on their website as...the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.In his article, Fischer suggested that Native Am … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer prefers European depravity to the native kind

I don't know where to start, or even if I should, on this op-ed from Bryan Fischer.Native Americans Morally Disqualified Themselves From the Land (now removed from the AFA website, but archived here.)In all the discussions about the European settlement of the New World, one feature has been conspicuously absent: the role that the superstition, savagery and sexual immorality of native Americans played in making them morally disqualified from sovereign control of American … [Read more...]

Christians protect praying Muslims in Egypt (Photo)

This from the twitter feed of Queen Noor of Jordan:Where's Bryan Fischer?Note the Coptic cross on the wrist of this young man...CNN seems to get this backwards, although perhaps the Muslims returned the favor.[Update 10:00 a.m. in Cairo, 3:00 a.m. ET] Egyptian Coptic Christians are expected to gather at Tahrir square to pray for those who have lost their lives since the protests started. Muslim protesters said they will form a ring around the Christians to protect them … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow on David Kato’s murder

Rachel Maddow adds commentary to the controversy over David Kato's murder.Those close to Kato have told me that Kato did not pay prostitutes and that the scenario developing around him is implausible. If they are correct and Enock Nsuguba killed Kato for other reasons, I suppose a gay panic type defense might be a strategic move in order to avoid the hangman.Maddow here may overemphasize the direct American influence on this bill. However, she certainly is correct that the r … [Read more...]


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