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,” sai … [Read more...]

Accuracy in Media promotes inaccurate reading of Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality Bill

Not sure why this continues to happen. But here it is.Homosexual media activists in the U.S. such as Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post have falsely depicted the bill in Uganda as an effort to kill homosexuals. In fact, it is designed to save lives by restricting dangerous homosexual practices, including pedophilia, child rape, and the deliberate spreading of the AIDS virus. The controversial death penalty provision, which even some pro-family activists in the … [Read more...]

Martin Ssempa plans million man march to support Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

From Reuters via the New York Times:KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan preacher with close ties to U.S. evangelicals and President Yoweri Museveni's family said on Friday he planned to organise a "million-man" march in February to support a proposed anti-gay law in parliament.The east African nation has faced intense pressure from Western governments and human rights groups over anti-homosexuality legislation tabled in parliament as a private members' bill last year.Museveni seemed to … [Read more...]

NPR: US evangelicals exports culture war to Uganda

This morning, Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores the connections between the US evangelical scene and Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Extensive material from Scott Lively is included with a brief comment from yours truly.  The transcript is at the link; go read and listen to the entire program but here are some segments.The battle over the Bible and homosexuality has torn apart Christian churches and entire denominations in the United States. But what happens when that culture war is exported … [Read more...]

Uganda’s Speaker of the Parliament opposes Museveni on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This is interesting.I cannot make a sound inference from these statements from the Speaker. This seems more defiant than some believe is wise in Uganda. But here he is declaring his independence from his party's leader and President.It ain't over til it's over. … [Read more...]

Conflicting signals from Uganda about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

If yesterday was yang, then I guess today is yin.The foreign minister said today that the Anti-Homosexuality is alive and waiting for more discussion. This from Voice of America:The Ugandan foreign minister denies the government is backing away from proposed anti-gay legislation because of foreign policy implications, saying the government is still discussing its position on the issue.  Gay rights activists express caution over reports the president has backed away from the bill.I … [Read more...]

Article on sexuality in Uganda’s Independent

This morning, The Independent, a Ugandan daily, published an article from me on sexual orientation and the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Titled, "What makes someone gay and can people change orientation?" I wanted to provide an honest summary of the issues surrounding causation and change.The article begins:Defending the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Hon. David Bahati told the BBC, "It's [homosexuality] not an inborn orientation, it's a behaviour learnt - and it can be unlearnt." Is this … [Read more...]

Voice of America program on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Today, the Voice of America did a program on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill today featuring Jeff Sharlet, David Bahati, Matt Kavanagh and Olara A. Otunnu.For now, it is downloadable, go give it a view... … [Read more...]


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