Ugandan official blames parents for homosexuality

From yesterday's New Vision, a Ugandan news source:Minister blames gay on parentsMUKONO - Ethics and integrity minister James Nsaba Buturo has blamed homosexuality in Uganda on failure by parents and guardians to bring up their children in an upright manner. He made the remarks on Sunday while attending the fundraising ceremony for the expansion of St. Luke Anglican Church at Seeta. Buturo asked parents to join the battle against homosexuality by bringing up their children well.Minister … [Read more...]

Ugandan blogger: Anti-homosexuality bill tabled until January, 2010

Blogger Gay Uganda reports on a public television talk show in Uganda featuring the member of parliament who introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 (David Bahati) and Pastor Martin Ssempa.GU noted:Oh, and I gathered from MP Bahati that the bill has been scheduled to be brought back in Jan 2010. Parliament was too busy, just now, to handle the important matter of the Anti- Homosexuality bill. Apparently it is very, very far ahead in the future, but that gives you time to check in with … [Read more...]

Pentecostal Christians join Muslims against gays

I missed this when it first was announced in July, 2009:Muslims Join Pastors in Gay FightKampala — Muslims have teamed up with their counterparts from the Pentecostal churches to fight homosexuality. The leader of the Muslim Tabliqs, Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, said the issue of homosexuality affects all people regardless of their religious affiliations."We have decided to make a bond with our fellow religious leaders to fight homosexuality," Sheikh Kakeeto said at the launch of a c … [Read more...]

Gibbs: FOX News is unfair (sniff)

I have not followed the White House whining about Fox News very closely but I took notice of this:White House officials once again advanced its contention that Fox News and its commentators are not journalists, rather a propaganda wing of the Republican Party. During the gaggle, an informal on-the-record but off-camera briefing between the White House press secretary and some members of the media, Robert Gibbs and ABC's Jake Tapper had this conversation:Tapper: It’s escaped none of our n … [Read more...]

Exodus comments about Ugandan situation on blog

On their blog, Exodus International commented today about the proposed "Anti-Homosexuality 2009" bill.The Ugandan government is seeking to further stigmatize and criminalize (to death or extreme punishment) people who deal with homosexuality. It seems that the government has no respect for freedom.  Especially as it pertains to free will or self-determination on what a person does with their own same sex attractions. This sweeping, hateful, public policy being promoted threatens anyone … [Read more...]

Dispatch from Uganda: Family Life Network identified as backing effort

Coming this morning is a report from Ultimate Media of the recent call from human rights groups for Uganda's politicians to reject the proposed anti-gay law there. Note who this article points to as being in the lead on the public push for political action - Family Life Network.Human Rights organisations have written to the government of Uganda urging for the withdrawal of a bill that seeks to heavily punish those involved in homosexuality.This follows the presentation of a draft … [Read more...]

Ugandan travelogue from Caleb Brundidge and the International Healing Foundation

Back in the Spring, I reported on an ex-gay conference in Kampala, Uganda and hosted by Family Life Network (see links at the end of this post). Three Americans spoke by invitation of the FLN - Don Schmierer, Caleb Brundidge and Scott Lively.(L to R, unknown woman, Scott Lively, Caleb Brundidge, Don Schmierer, Stephen Langa).At the time, Schmierer and Lively received much critical attention for their presentations but the role of the International Healing Foundation and Caleb Brundidge … [Read more...]

Uganda: The other shoe drops

According to this article from Ugandan news source, New Vision, a bill was introduced and then tabled in the Ugandan parliament yesterday.The bill would make homosexual relations with someone under 18 punishable by the death penalty.Here's more:The Bill, entitled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, also states that anyone who commits the offence of homosexuality will be liable to life imprisonment.This was already the case under the current Penal Code … [Read more...]


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