Ugandan government negotiates with Bahati over antigay bill

According to an AllAfrica summaryof a Daily Monitor article that I cannot find, members of the Ugandan Cabinet met with David Bahati, author of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and asked him to withdraw the bill in favor of other legislation which would do the same thing.A Cabinet sub-committee formed to study the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2010 and report back to Cabinet, yesterday added a spin into the Bill and called for its withdrawal.In a closed-door meeting with Mr David Bahati, the mover … [Read more...]

Was the Jefferson Bible an evangelism tool?

David Barton says it was. Barton is a collector of historical documents who is a favorite of Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. On his website, Wallbuilders, Barton says: The reader, as do many others, claimed that Jefferson omitted all miraculous events of Jesus from his “Bible.” Rarely do those who make this claim let Jefferson speak for himself. Jefferson's own words explain that his intent for that book was not for it to be a “Bible,” but rather for it to be a primer for the Indians on the tea … [Read more...]

GOP Kingmaker and Chief Recruiter for the Left

Bryan Fischer may be creating his own category:GOP Kingmaker and Chief Recruiter for the LeftAs Right Wing Watch notes, last week the American Family Association did damage control for the third time on a Fischer-penned article. First, Fischer wrote:Allowing Muslims to immigrate into the United States, a Christian nation by origin, history and tradition, without insisting that they drop their allegiance to Allah, Muhammad, the Qur’an, and sharia law, is to commit cultural suicide. We be … [Read more...]

Townhall posts my First Amendment article

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Uganda's Parliament confirms news reports of support for antigay bill

Yesterday, I posted three sources which reported that religious leaders were calling for the consideration of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill before the end of Uganda's 8th session of Parliament in May. In what may signal a more serious intent to move forward, the website of Uganda's Parliament reported on the petition, confirming 2 million signatures had been presented to the lawmakers. Anti homosexuality crusaders have petitioned Parliament calling for urgent consideration of the anti-ho … [Read more...]

Uganda's religious and civil leaders continue calls for debate on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

In sharp contradiction to Christianity Today columnist Timothy Shah's statement that Uganda's religious and political leaders were "repelled" by David Bahati's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, various such leaders spoke out in support for the bill in the waning days of the 8th Parliament.Today, UG Pulse reported:Religious leaders, as well as the civil society organisations have today petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Ssekandi, calling for the debate and passing of the controversial Anti … [Read more...]

Rut like rabbits? Backtrack like crazy!

First Bryan Fischer said:Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy by offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of people who rut like rabbits."Rut like rabbits?" Backtrack like crazy! Then he changed it t … [Read more...]

Did the First Amendment make America a Christian nation?

Of course not.However, as I have been examining, Bryan Fischer seems to think so. Fischer says that the First Amendment only protects the religious expression of Christianity. According to Fischer non-Christian religions have no Constitutional protect but may be tolerated.Today, the Christian Post and Crosswalk published a more detailed treatment of the topic where I address the claims that the author of the First Amendment, James Madison, and the members of Congress only meant to p … [Read more...]