Church of Uganda releases statement on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Christianity Today has a statement from the Church of Uganda regarding what they like and what they don't like about the bill.Actually, the only thing they want to change is the reporting requirement. They want toEnsure that the law protects the confidentiality of medical, pastoral and counseling relationships, including those that disclose homosexual practice in accordance with the relevant professional codes of ethics.Other than that, they want to make it more clear that homosexuality … [Read more...]

Another group wants to recriminalize homosexuality

US groups calling for criminalization of homosexuality did not help write the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda, but they may help provide cover for it to become law.Add another to the group: The Michigan branch of the American Family Association.  According to the Michigan Messenger:Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, has added his voice to a growing course of American leaders calling for the re-criminalization of homosexuality in the U.S.In an e-mail … [Read more...]

Report from Raising Voices on child abuse in Uganda

Read this article.Then read this report, especially pages 26-29.What might one conclude about the situation in Uganda given this research and commentary from a child advocacy organization? … [Read more...]

Milk-a-what? My fav Super Bowl commercials

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Paul Kengor on President Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech

My friend and Director of the Center for Vision and Values, Paul Kengor, wrote an analysis of President Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech. As I listened to Obama's speech, I was distracted in a positive way by his reference to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. However, I also noted the President's references to civility and hope he means it as more than rhetoric. And like Paul, I loved the reference to the Imago Dei - seeing the Face of God in each other.God and Man at the National … [Read more...]

Uganda criminalization debate comes to the USA

I suppose it was bound to happen. The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill has brought out some of the schisms among social conservatives over homosexuality. Christianity Today notes just two examples: Peter Sprigg's comment on Chris Matthews and Bryan Fischer's misuse of I Timothy 1.On Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviewed Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council about the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy (DADT). Sprigg, FRC's senior fellow for policy studies, said he would … [Read more...]

Ugandan reaction mixed to comments from Obama, Clinton

Yesterday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, keynote speaker, Hillary Clinton criticized the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and President Barack Obama called the bill "odious." The reaction from leaders in Uganda and Ugandans attending the National Prayer Breakfast has been mixed.Immediately Minister of Ethics and Integrity Nsaba Buturo reacted with defiance.Buturo, one of the main Ugandan proponents of the bill which would further criminalise homosexuality and even gay rights advocacy, v … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton keynotes National Prayer Breakfast; Clinton and Obama condemn Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The headline says it all. There can be little doubt that the Fellowship Foundation condemns the bill. They provided one of the most powerful platforms possible to offer specific condemnations of the bill.In Clinton's keynote address and Obama's prepared remarks, they both condemned the bill. … [Read more...]


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