Rolling Stone Examines Evangelical Reactions to Donald Trump

Writing for Rolling Stone, Sarah Posner examines a variety of evangelical reactions to Donald Trump's status as presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Yours truly is quoted along with several other conservatives grappling with what it means to live in a Trumpian universe.Some highlights:Trump might get 50% of the evangelical vote says Tobin Grant. That prediction compares unfavorably to Mitt Romney's 79% of the evangelical vote in 2012. Denny Burk, professor at Boyce College told … [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 MarchBY CLIFF ABENAITWEThe Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be tabled in March if all goesaccording 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...]

SMUG statement on the murder of David Kato

Press Release by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)For Immediate Release: Wednesday, 26 January 2011Brutal Murder of Gay Ugandan Human Rights Defender, David Kato Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to condemn the killing of David Kato and call for the Ugandan Government, Civil Society, and Local Communities to protect sexual minorities across Uganda.  David was brutally beaten to death in hi … [Read more...]

SMUG: Ugandan GLBT activist David Kato has been murdered

Frank Mugisha, head of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), just reported that his colleague in SMUG, David Kato, has been murdered in Kampala. Kato was also one of the plaintiffs in the Rolling Stone defamation case in Uganda. The Rolling Stone promised to out 100 homosexuals, and had started doing so, when a Ugandan judge halted the tabloid, saying that such efforts violated the rights of the plaintiffs. You can find a link to the decision here.Kato had expressed fear for his safety after the … [Read more...]

Ugandan court rules against Rolling Stone tabloid; bars outing campaign

UPDATE: A coalition of Ugandan human rights groups just now issued a press release describing the ruling. After the text of the initial post, I have the details and a link to the press release.I don't have the details yet but according to Frank Mugisha and commenter  Richard Willmer, a Ugandan court issued a ruling today in favor of the plantiffs in the Rolling Stone case.In early October, 2010, a Ugandan tabloid calling itself the Rolling Stone began a campaign of outing GLBT people in U … [Read more...]

Uganda round up: Ssempa summoned to court, Rolling Stone hearing slated for Dec. 31

According the Daily Monitor, Martin Ssempa and a group of cohorts have been summoned to court over charges they conspired to injure the reputation of Robert Kayanja. According to authorities, the bunch paid people off to say Kayanja engaged in homosexual behavior.  According to the Monitor:The Buganda Road Court yesterday summoned pastors Solomon Male, Michael KyazzeMartin Ssempa and Robert Kayiira to appear in court on January 4 to answer charges of conspiracy to injure Pastor Robert … [Read more...]

Uganda’s Rolling Stone editor pledges to publish more photos

According to Rolling Stone editor, Giles Muhame, the lawyer for the paper has cleared them to publish more pictures of gays.An extraordinary meeting of Rolling Stone editors held last night resolved to publish dozens of photos of top lesbian couples in the country. "Since the judge did not post pone the interim order secured earlier by a host of homos, you can now expose them," our lawyer said, as our editors smiled. Guys, prepare for another round of sensational optical … [Read more...]

Uganda’s tabloid editor: American Rolling Stone files suit over use of name

According to UG RS editor, Giles Muhame, he was served with papers today during his hearing on the legality of outing gays.Ten minutes after appearing in High court 2day 2 defend Rolling Stone's right to publish photos of homosexuals, another batch of lawyers served me a new suit in which America's Rolling Stone magazine is now accusing us of using "their name which has caused confusion!" Since we got registration certificate from registrar of companies, this US magazine will have to fight … [Read more...]