Rachel Maddow on David Kato’s murder

Rachel Maddow adds commentary to the controversy over David Kato's murder.Those close to Kato have told me that Kato did not pay prostitutes and that the scenario developing around him is implausible. If they are correct and Enock Nsuguba killed Kato for other reasons, I suppose a gay panic type defense might be a strategic move in order to avoid the hangman.Maddow here may overemphasize the direct American influence on this bill. However, she certainly is correct that the r … [Read more...]

Police say David Kato was murdered over a "personal disagreement"

So says this Reuter's report:David Kato, one of the country's most visible gay campaigners, was beaten to death with a hammer at his home on Thursday and died on the way to hospital.Homosexuality is taboo in many African nations. It is illegal in 37 countries on the continent, including Uganda, and activists say few Africans are openly gay, fearing imprisonment, violence and loss of jobs.Kato had been featured in an anti-gay newspaper in October that "outed" people it said were gay and … [Read more...]

Police arrest suspect in murder of David Kato

According to the BBC, Ugandan police have arrested Enock Nsubuga in connection with the murder of David Kato.Ugandan police have arrested a man over last week's murder of David Kato, a gay activist who sued a local newspaper which outed him as homosexual.Police say Enock Nsubuga, the second person arrested in connection with the killing, is their main suspect.They deny that Mr Kato was killed because of his sexuality and that initial inquiries point to robbery.It is not a good sign … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer hearts Scott Lively; repeats Holocaust revision

Bryan Fischer gets his gay nazi on with this glowing tribute to Scott Lively and the Pink Swastika.Two things: One, the motives behind David Kato's death are not clear as yet but that does not stop Bryan Fischer from providing his audience with one-sided analysis. It may be awhile before we can sort through all of the competing theories.And two, and perhaps more dangerous, Fischer recommends to his large audience a book which has been rejected by Campus Crusade, NARTH, Exodus … [Read more...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury condemns murder of David Kato; speaks in favor of asylum seekers

This from the Archbishop's website:Archbishop condemns murder of Ugandan gay human rights activistFriday 28 January 2011The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is currently in Dublin for the Primates' meeting, has made the following statement regarding the murder of the gay human rights activist David Kato Kisulle in Uganda:"The brutal murder of David Kato Kisule, a gay human rights activist, is profoundly shocking. Our prayers and deep sympathy go out for his family … [Read more...]

Anti-gay reaction to David Kato's death

Various actors in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill saga have made statements and provided their own spin on the death of David Kato.In this BBC segment, Martin Ssempa provides comment. Ssempa says the reason for Kato's death is "gay on gay bashing." Given his brush with the legal system, perhaps Ssempa has taken up investigating crime and has it all figured out. Otherwise, the BBC segment is worth viewing in that it again demonstrates the difficult situation for Ugandan GLBT people.David … [Read more...]

Ugandan police make preliminary statements about the murder of David Kato

Those investigating the murder of David Kato are leaning away from the crime being related to bias against gays. This according to a statement read today at the Uganda Media Centre and reported in the government owned New Vision.THE Police are holding one person in connection with yesterday’s murder of David Kisuule Kato, who has been one of the activists campaigning against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.The Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, however, said the murder was a … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement on death of David Kato; Updated with President Obama's statement

The President also made a statement which follows Mrs. Clinton's statement.Her statement has been placed on the State Department website and is reproduced here.Press StatementHillary Rodham ClintonSecretary of StateWashington, DCJanuary 27, 2011We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato, who was brutally murdered in his home near Kampala yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. We urge Ugandan … [Read more...]


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