What is change? Exodus and the Our America segment

I still haven't seen the whole thing, but I will later.By request of a commenter at the Exodus blog, I want to link Alan Chamber's response to the segment.During the segment I linked to yesterday, Alan acknowledged that he continues to experience same-sex attractions. At one time, this would have seemed like a betrayal of the "change is possible" mantra. However, Alan defines change as an ideological experience, first and foremost.Diminishing or elimination of same-sex attraction can … [Read more...]

Why is Huckabee using the madrassa attack on Bryan Fischer's show?

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, Fox talk show host, and probable GOP presidential contender got himself into some trouble when he said Obama learned anti-American ways growing up in Kenya. Later he said he misspoke and meant Indonesia. Kenya. Indonesia. Practically next door neighbors. Whatever.Anyway, he had just about come through the storm of his birther-speak when he appeared on Bryan Fischer's Focal Point show to complain about Obama's childhood some more. On Fischer's show, Hu … [Read more...]

Committee chair says Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill may not be considered

Stephen Tashobya, the Chair of the Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Committee in Uganda's Parliament told me yesterday that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill may not be considered during this sesssion of Parliament.By phone, Tashobya told me that the committee still has many important bills to get through and when asked about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, said, "I am not sure if we will get to that one now."He did not know when Parliament would be called back to session but felt it would be next … [Read more...]

Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs killed

Pakistani continues to fall closer to anarchy it seems as now extremists have killed another moderate leader. Gunmen killed Pakistan's minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, Wednesday, in the second attack this year on a high-profile figure who has opposed the country's blasphemy law.Witnesses say the attackers fled the scene in their car without hurting Bhatti’s driver, who then rushed him to the nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.  City Police Chief Wajid Durrani spoke to rep … [Read more...]

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...]


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