David Bahati slated to appear on Rachel Maddow Show

Tonight Rachel Maddow announced that she will be interviewing Anti-Homosexuality Bill author, David Bahati, on her show tomorrow night (9pm eastern). … [Read more...]

David Bahati denied entrance to Washington DC conference

Doug Hadden, spokesman for the International Consortium of Governmental Financial Management, just informed me that David Bahati, author of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill attempted to enter the financial management conference this morning, saying:He arrived mid morning and was informed of the decision. It turns out that we didn't have his proper e-mail address for his phone. There was a frank but calm discussion and Mr. Bahati was not able to enter the building.Mr. Hadden is referring to … [Read more...]

Martin Ssempa resigns from the Oral Roberts University Board of Reference

Back in January, I noted that Martin Ssempa, at the time the most vocal pastoral supporter of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, was a member of the Board of Reference at Oral Roberts University. At the time, the school had no comment about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill or Rev. Ssempa's controversial public pornography displays.Recently, Change.org crafted a petition delivered to ORU asking them to denounce the anti-gay effort. This petition and another article were triggered by Ssempa's invo … [Read more...]

Kenyan Prime Minister calls for arrests of gays

According to this report, Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on Sunday that homosexuals should be arrested.Mr Odinga on Sunday said that police should arrest anyone found engaging in such behaviours and take appropriate legal action against them.“We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country. The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared,” Mr Odinga said.“Any man found engaging in sexual activities with ano … [Read more...]

The silence from Las Vegas continues…

No huge news here, just been thinking about why the Las Vegas press has not written one word about the connection of Canyon Ridge Christian Church to the international story of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Today, I was contacted by a Finnish writer and yesterday alerted that the BBC is investigating the matter yet again and may be in touch. Most American and many European news organizations have covered the story extensively. NPR and Salon have addressed the Canyon Ridge connection but only … [Read more...]

Martin Ssempa’s campus group dropped from AIDS grant in 2007

 Back in June, I posted several articles which described events in 2007 which were prologue to the introduction of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. One August, 2007 article described an anti-gay rally organized by Martin Ssempa and his views on gays and AIDS programs:“Homosexuals should absolutely not be included in Uganda’s HIV/AIDS framework. It is a crime, and when you are trying to stamp out a crime you don’t include it in your programmes,” Ssempa said.These events led to an article by S … [Read more...]

Protest at Canyon Ridge Christian Church

Sunday morning, a small group of teens stood outside Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas and protested that church's support for Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. I reported about this event last night on Salon.com.Chase Cates and Spencer Niemetz are listed as the organizers of the event on this Facebook event page. According to Chase, 17 students came out altogether with about 10 at any one time. The protesters ranged in age from 15-19 and represented a variety of views, backgrounds … [Read more...]

Southern Nevada Health District to evaluate partnership with Canyon Ridge Christian Church

Michael Bussee wrote to the Southern Nevada Health District to ask about planned to partnership with Canyon Ridge Christian Church to conduct HIV testing on the National HIV Testing Day. He received this reply from Stephanie Bethel of the SNHD.“Dear Mr. Bussee:Thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of the Southern Nevada Health District. We were completely unaware of Canyon Ridge Christian Church’s partnership with Pastor Martin Ssempa or his stance on criminalizing homo … [Read more...]


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