Author of Uganda anti-gay bill on his way home

I am trying to confirm these facts but this article from the Uganda Observer says David Bahati is on his way home, with a little help from the US State Dept.He is not answering his phone and has not returned emails. I suspect he is indeed in transit. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer: Ban everything

He's getting harder and harder to spoof, but here goes...AFA analyst calls for ban on everythingTupelo, MS - Writing today for the website RenewMerica, Bryan Fischer asserted that all sex everywhere needs to be curtailed."Just one wrong move and you're done for," Fischer wrote. "It's like cigarettes and gay sex, we are all one smoke or one hook up away from disaster."Fischer was reacting to a government report suggesting that one cigarette can be the one that kills you. "Of … [Read more...]

David Bahati on the Rachel Maddow Show, Parts 1-3 with commentary

Here are the Rachel Maddow Show segments with Ugandan MP David Bahati.Part one:Part two:Part threeVisit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyUS Connections with guest Jeff SharletVisit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyMaddow's opening commentary:Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

Bahati criticizes conference ban

As I noted yesterday, David Bahati, currently in Washington DC representing the Ugandan Parliament, was barred from entrance to a conference on financial management hosted by the International Consortium of Governmental Financial Management.ICGFM spokesman, Doug Hadden, told me that Bahati “arrived mid-morning and was informed of the decision [to bar him from the conference]. There was a frank but calm discussion and Mr. Bahati was not able to enter the building.”Contacted by email, Mr. B … [Read more...]

Christian Science Monitor errs on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Another mainstream media source is falsely reporting that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been withdrawn. An article by Scott Baldauf in the Christian Science Monitor incorrectly says:In Uganda, where homosexuality is already illegal under British colonial-era laws, the parliament briefly debated and then withdrew a proposed bill that would have imposed lengthy sentences, and in some cases the death penalty, for homosexuals.CNN reported it in late October and I have confirmed it here and her … [Read more...]

David Bahati slated to appear on Rachel Maddow Show

Tonight Rachel Maddow announced that she will be interviewing Anti-Homosexuality Bill author, David Bahati, on her show tomorrow night (9pm eastern). … [Read more...]

David Bahati denied entrance to Washington DC conference

Doug Hadden, spokesman for the International Consortium of Governmental Financial Management, just informed me that David Bahati, author of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill attempted to enter the financial management conference this morning, saying:He arrived mid morning and was informed of the decision. It turns out that we didn't have his proper e-mail address for his phone. There was a frank but calm discussion and Mr. Bahati was not able to enter the building.Mr. Hadden is referring to … [Read more...]

Uganda Monitor covers the Bahati trip to DC; is visa valid? UPDATED

UPDATE: Bahati is a no-show at the ICGFM conference. ICGFM spokeman Doug Hadden told me that some delegates from Uganda are attending but Mr. Bahati has apparently not made an attempt to enter.12/7/10 - Mr. Bahati emailed me this morning to say he is in DC. I know he is doing some media as well.Interesting claim that Bahati's visa is specifically for the event he now cannot attend. What happens when he is unable to enter? Bahati commented on the situation:“I know US as a defender of d … [Read more...]