FRC Defended Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

FRC Defended Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill August 21, 2012

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Family Research Center office in Washington, DC, the FRC is trying to use its victim status to get out of being called a hate group. But as Right Wing Watch points out, Tony Perkins defended the Ugandan ‘kill the gays’ bill against criticism from President Obama.

At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama took the podium calling for greater civility in Washington, which in my opinion is a laudable goal. However, his comments quickly turned to his preoccupation with defending homosexuality.

The President criticized Ugandan leaders for considering enhance penalties for crimes related to homosexuality. The press has widely mischaracterized the law which calls for the death penalty, not for homosexual behavior which is already a crime, but for acts such as intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS, or preying upon vulnerable individuals such as children, which has been a problem in Uganda for years because the large number of orphans.

The President said that “We may disagree about gay marriage, “but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are.” Mr. President as long as you characterize efforts to uphold moral conduct that protects others and in particular the most vulnerable, as attacking people, civility will continue to evade us.

That’s almost funny. He says that President Obama, who spends almost all of his time on issues like the economy, foreign policy and spending, has a “preoccupation with defending homosexuality.” Meanwhile, Tony Perkins has an actual occupation that does little other than find ways to demean gay people and deny them equal rights. Talk about projecting one’s own obsessions.

More importantly, he’s lying about what the Ugandan bill does. He pretends it’s just about intentionally spreading HIV, which is absolutely false. That bill also prescribes the death penalty for anyone who is a “serial offender” — that is, anyone who engages in homosexuality multiple times. That means pretty much every gay person. But to Perkins, apparently, that’s just an effort to “uphold moral conduct.” And they wonder why they’re called a hate group.

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  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    That bill also prescribes the death penalty for anyone who is a “serial offender” — that is, anyone who engages in homosexuality multiple times. That means pretty much every lucky gay person.

    FTFY 😉

  • It is not hate when your delusions tell you to murder people, according to the FRC.

  • ArtK

    And, as they continue to double-down:

    FRC Supports Todd Akin Fully and Completely

  • d cwilson

    If anyone has a “preoccupation” with homosexuality, it’s Tony Perkins. He thinks about gay sex more often than most gay people.

  • This doesn’t justify the shooting at FRC HQ, or any potential or actual harm done by same; bit it does serve to remind us who’s really to blame for inflammatory rhetoric and hate speech.

  • You don’t ever have to be a repeat offender. There is a clause in the bill which makes not notifying the authorities within 24 hours of gaining knowledge of a homosexual act illegal. So if you have a homosexual encounter (strike 1) and you don’t go running to the authorities within 24 hours (strike two), you are then a serial offender.

  • matty1

    There is a clause in the bill which makes not notifying the authorities within 24 hours of gaining knowledge of a homosexual act illegal.

    So, would it be possible to send supporters of the bill regular updates of gay porn with a note saying ‘this happened somewhere in Uganda’ thereby forcing them to waste time constantly reporting or break their own law?