Department of Justice won't defend DOMA, advocates "heightened scrutiny"

Old news by now, but I am including the post by request to facilitate discussion. Some see it as a way to maintain support among younger voters since they favor gay marriage. I think this puts more pressure on the GOP to come out strongly against gay marriage in order to differentiate the party on the issue. While I think that would be misguided and cut against them in the general election, I am pretty sure this will be a… Read more

Florida abstinence group has ties to Martin Ssempa

Andy Kopsa, writing for the Florida Independent, has a story out that links Project SOS to Martin Ssempa. Project SOS, a Jacksonvile-based abstinence education program, has received more than $6.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2002 — including $454,000 in September 2010. This despite the fact that the group has been cited for teaching false information about HIV and is a supporter of Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the most… Read more

Bryan Fischer speaks with forked tongue

American Family Association Issues Analyst Brian Fischer believes that Native Americans lost their lands because they were “morally disqualified” to keep them. His first column on the subject was blasted by a Native American advocacy group, his enemies and even his co-workers – one AFA attorney called it “wrong and disturbing.” Fischer’s claimed that his readers were not mature enough to handle a discussion of his thesis and removed it from the AFA website.Then last week, Bryan Fischer, found a morally qualified Native… Read more

Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be debated in March?

So says the website of the Rolling Stone (UG). Anti-Gay Bill To Be Tabled In March BY CLIFF ABENAITWE The Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be tabled in March if all goes according to plan. Authored by Ndorwa West MP David Bahati, the proposed legislation will be discussed as soon as the new Parliament is sworn in. Read more

Switchfoot – The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)

Preach…Love is final fight. Read more

Uganda voting results: Museveni win looks likely

I have been following Uganda votes on Twitter and the support for sitting President Museveni looks very strong. Africa.com has this news just minutes ago: Breaking: #Uganda sources report a #Museveni win to be announced at 12am giving him 67% of vote. #Ugandavotes Most results on Ugandavotes favor Museveni strongly. There have been sporadic reports of irregularies and involvement of the military but I have not seen much of that. Ugandan readers: what are you seeing? Read more

CPAC leader affirms social conservatives, will vet GOProud

Al Cardenas, the new chair of the American Conservative Union, appeared on C-Span yesterday morning and spoke about the controversy surrounding GOProud. The challenge is always in terms of our participating organizations. Are you willing to be in the sandbox of our principles or not, and if you’re not, your individual members are welcome but not the organization. So we’re going to go through a vetting process. We haven’t decided yet who is going to get invited to the 2012… Read more

Uganda defends Anti-Homosexuality bill in embassy cables

The Guardian has published cables from the US Embassy regarding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In this, you get an interesting look inside US policy on this issue. Cable dated:2009-12-24T08:27:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 KAMPALA 001413 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 2019/12/24 TAGS: PHUM, PGOV, PREL, UG SUBJECT: UGANDA: HOMOPHOBE EXTREMISTS AND HOMOSEXUAL SCAPEGOATS REF: 09 KAMPALA 01381; 09 KAMPALA 1409; 09 KAMPALA 1396 09 KAMPALA 01024 CLASSIFIED BY: Aaron Sampson,… Read more

GOProud says the World Net Daily report is not true

Today GOProud denied that their organization had been banned from the CPAC convention in 2012. Via Twitter message to me, GOProud said “The WND report is not true.” Yesterday, World Net Daily reported that GOProud would not be welcomed back next year, but cited no sources for their report.  I have asked CPAC for comment and will report that when it comes. Read more

Will GOProud be back at CPAC next year?

World Net Daily says they won’t be, citing “sources.” However, tonight on From the Right radio, GOProud leader Chris Barron told host Ben Howe that he hoped that GOProud would be back. Howe asked Barron directly if GOProud would be back and there was no mention of being banned. Read more

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