National Prayer Breakfast travelogue

On February 3-4, I attended various meetings associated with the National Prayer Breakfast. By invitation of Bob Hunter and the various hosts, I was able to attend the African Prayer Breakfast, the International Luncheon and a dinner hosted by a group of people who put on prayer breakfast meetings in the western US. On the day of the prayer breakfast, I was allowed to watch the proceedings in the African Suite. One of the highlights of my visit was the opportunity to meet and interview Doug Coe … [Read more...]

Paul Kengor on President Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech

My friend and Director of the Center for Vision and Values, Paul Kengor, wrote an analysis of President Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech. As I listened to Obama's speech, I was distracted in a positive way by his reference to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. However, I also noted the President's references to civility and hope he means it as more than rhetoric. And like Paul, I loved the reference to the Imago Dei - seeing the Face of God in each other.God and Man at the National … [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...]

Hillary Clinton keynotes National Prayer Breakfast; Clinton and Obama condemn Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The headline says it all. There can be little doubt that the Fellowship Foundation condemns the bill. They provided one of the most powerful platforms possible to offer specific condemnations of the bill.In Clinton's keynote address and Obama's prepared remarks, they both condemned the bill. … [Read more...]

Coming this week: On the scene at the National Prayer Breakfast

 By invitation of National Prayer Breakfast organizers, I will be visiting events surrounding the Thursday meeting. Watch for posts on the events from Tuesday through at least Friday. … [Read more...]

Second reading of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill slated for February 2010

According to the BBC, the second reading of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is slated for February, 2010. There was a report yesterday that it would be debate today. And while there might be some discussion on the bill in the Parliament, I heard this morning from a Ugandan MP that the second reading would not be conducted today.If the BBC report is correct, then the second reading of the bill will take place during the same month as the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. This is s … [Read more...]


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