Disciple Nations Alliance clarifies position on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

On December 14, I posted about a possible link to the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Disciple Nations Alliance.  Stephen Langa is the African affiliate of the DNA and has been for about 10 years. I asked the DNA leadership for their view of the Uganda bill and they posted the following comment on that blog post as well as sent it to me via email. Here is their full comment (also published on their blog).The Disciple Nations Alliance has appeared in the news recently in relationship to our … [Read more...]

Help a sister out. Watch this, vote for it and share with your world.

Watch this Edinboro University Commercial.Click the link and help my daughter's high school video production class win this competition. One of the commercials in the top six will be shown locally during the Super Bowl. Grove City High School is the only high school entry and doing well so far.  Show some love to the class on or before January 15.I owe you one. … [Read more...]

Ugandan gay groups issue statement opposing sexual abuse and exploitation of minors

The supporters of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 often say that restrictions are needed on homosexuality because gays seek to recruit children into sex. I asked Val Kalende for a comment on these allegations and she sent this statement in the form of an official policy statement.Note that this statement makes clear that the homosexual community as represented by this statement oppose coercion and recruitment of children into sexual activities. Also note that existing law punishes those … [Read more...]

The New York Times finally gets around to covering the Ugandan ex-gay conference

The rest of the world has been talking about it for months. Finally, the New York Times decides to report.Lots of old ground was covered but there is a some new quotes from Exodus board member, Don Schmierer.“I feel duped,” Mr. Schmierer said, arguing that he had been invited to speak on “parenting skills” for families with gay children. He acknowledged telling audiences how homosexuals could be converted into heterosexuals, but he said he had no idea some Ugandans were contemplating the de … [Read more...]

2009: Top ten stories

In the past, I have done a lengthly review. No time for that this year, so here goes...1. Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill - What else? Click the link to read all of the posts on the top two stories, including several exclusive stories and interviews. This guest post by author Jeff Sharlet is one of the most visited posts ever. This story may be the #1 story in 2010 as well. Check out the Facebook group, now with nearly 14,000 members.2. Uganda's ex-gay conference - The March conference d … [Read more...]

Uganda pastors task force video response to Rick Warren

In case the letter did not get across the message, here is the video from the Uganda National Pastors Task Force Against Homosexuality. According to Pastor Ssempa, Rick Warren's encyclical is having some effect there, prompting this response.First, the brief introduction and then I will embed the videos.UGANDA NATIONAL PASTORS TASK FORCE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITYTask-force Chair: Martin Ssempa PhDfamilypolicycenter@gmail.comThe Islamiic Office of Social Welfare in … [Read more...]

Public Service Announcement: Post-Christmas Stress Disorder (PCSD)

Now that Christmas is past, I suspect symptoms of Post-Christmas Stress Disorder will be observed frequently (don’t ask what frequently means, just go with me here). Be sure to seek treatment at the first signs of trouble.Diagnostic Criteria for 311.5x Post-Christmas Stress DisorderA. Four (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same two-week period and represent a change from previous functioning. The individual:(1) refuses to take down Christmas decorations … [Read more...]

Uganda’s Red Pepper keeps up the pressure

The Uganda Daily Red Pepper keeps to their high tabloidal standards of tabloidness with these "revelations."andClick the images to see them in a larger format.h/t: A reader from Uganda... … [Read more...]