Bahati says law is silent about defilement of boys; 2007 law says otherwise

There seems to be confusion among Uganda parliamentarians about what their law says regarding defilement of children.Speaking about the perceived need for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, David Bahati is quoted in the Independent as saying the following:Trying to justify the necessity of passing the bill into law he added, “In the Defilement Act 2009, the law says that if someone (man) defiles a minor (girl child), the maximum punishment is death, but if a man defiles a boy, the law is silent a … [Read more...]

Jan Mickelson Show WHO on at 11:00am

I will be on the Jan Mickelson Show WHO Des Moines at 11:00am (est). We will be discussing Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009. You can listen live here. If that doesn't work, go to Mickelson's website and click the Listen Live link. … [Read more...]

Church of Uganda releases statement on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Christianity Today has a statement from the Church of Uganda regarding what they like and what they don't like about the bill.Actually, the only thing they want to change is the reporting requirement. They want toEnsure that the law protects the confidentiality of medical, pastoral and counseling relationships, including those that disclose homosexual practice in accordance with the relevant professional codes of ethics.Other than that, they want to make it more clear that homosexuality … [Read more...]

Another group wants to recriminalize homosexuality

US groups calling for criminalization of homosexuality did not help write the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda, but they may help provide cover for it to become law.Add another to the group: The Michigan branch of the American Family Association.  According to the Michigan Messenger:Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, has added his voice to a growing course of American leaders calling for the re-criminalization of homosexuality in the U.S.In an e-mail … [Read more...]

Ugandan reaction mixed to comments from Obama, Clinton

Yesterday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, keynote speaker, Hillary Clinton criticized the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and President Barack Obama called the bill "odious." The reaction from leaders in Uganda and Ugandans attending the National Prayer Breakfast has been mixed.Immediately Minister of Ethics and Integrity Nsaba Buturo reacted with defiance.Buturo, one of the main Ugandan proponents of the bill which would further criminalise homosexuality and even gay rights advocacy, v … [Read more...]

Doug Coe confirms Fellowship Foundation opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

UPDATE - 5/13/10: Click here to read more about the interview with Doug Coe and new information regarding the National Prayer Breakfast work............Yesterday, I met with Doug Coe, considered by many to be the spiritual leader of the Fellowship Foundation. Organizers of the National Prayer Breakfast which convenes this morning at the Washington Hilton, the Fellowship Foundation has been accused of supporting Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. All my contacts with the Foundation y … [Read more...]

Congressional Resolution opposes Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009

FYIFebruary 3, 2010Contact:  Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021Ugandan Anti-Gay Legislation Threatens Human Rights, Reverses Gains in HIV/AIDS Fight, Berman SaysWashington, DC - Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced a bipartisan congressional resolution condemning anti-gay legislation now making its way through the parliament in Uganda."The proposed Ugandan bill not only threatens human rights, it also reverses so many of the gains … [Read more...]

BBC report on Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009

I can't find embed code so here is a link to an 11 minute BBC report with footage of Martin Ssempa, Nsaba Buturo, Scott Lively, Yoweri Museveni and others discussing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Martin Ssempa said he receives no funding from the United States. Despite Tim Whewell's disclaimer, it is not clear to me that he is referring to his efforts against homosexuality. Indeed, as I reported Monday, he does receive support from Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV.The report … [Read more...]


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