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Uganda Update

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2009 by Chase

The death penalty and life imprisonment privisions have been dropped from Uganda’s upcoming anti-gay legislation.

Still included in the bill are jail sentences for being openly gay (gay sex is already criminalized), peacefully speaking, assembling, or advocating on behalf of homosexuals, and failing to notify the government of a friend/coworker/family member who is homosexual.

Rachel Maddow continues to cover the links between Christian fundamentalists in America and this disturbing legislation.

Additionally, Pastor Rick Warren has finally joined the public opposition for this bill.

HT: Slog

“Aggravated Homosexuality”

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by Chase

Uganda’s parliment is currently considering a bill that would make homosexual relations punishable by a minimum of life imprisonment. Such acts are already illegal in Uganda, but this bill expands upon that homophobic foundation with vigor. A few tidbits:

“Anyone in a position of authority who is aware of a gay or lesbian individual has 24 hours to inform police or face jail time.”

“Those who engage in ‘aggravated homosexuality’ — defined as repeated homosexual relations or sexual contact with others who are HIV/AIDS infected — will face the death penalty.” Full Story

And hey, remember Rick Warren? That evangelical pastor Obama picked to speak at the inaguration in the name of bipartisanship and togetherness? Who falsely claimed that he never endorsed Prop 8? Who loves to talk about all his gay friends?… yeah, that guy.

Rick Warren is also a major player in distributing AIDS funding to Uganda. When asked about the bill that would impose a death sentence on many of the people his work is supposed to help, Rick Warren just can’t bring himself to “comment or interfere”… I wonder what all his gay friends would say about that. Read more

HT: Sullivan

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