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Hate group leader expresses support for Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, expressed support this week for parliamentarians in Uganda who are considering a measure that will impose harsher sanctions on LGBT people, as well as sentencing guidelines that could mean capital punishment for engaging in homosexual acts.

In a Twitter post on Monday, Perkins said, “American liberals are upset that Ugandan Pres is leading his nation in repentance — afraid of a modern example of a nation prospered by God.”

FRC President Tony Perkins

Human rights watchers immediately condemned Perkins for his remarks.

“Tony Perkins can’t claim that FRC isn’t a hate group, while at the same time support a bill that many believe would bring the death penalty to gay Ugandans,” said Fred Sainz, Vice President for Communications at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the FRC as an anti-gay “hate group” because of its history of spreading misinformation to the public about LGBT people.

As political leaders, led by Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, press to pass the anti-gay measure, The Washington Blade reported that ranking U.S. officials met with high-profile leaders in Uganda “over the weekend” and raised concerns about the bill.

“As we have regularly said, we call on the parliament of Uganda to look very carefully at this because Uganda’s own Human Rights Council has made clear that if this were to pass, it would put the country out of compliance with its own international human rights obligations,” said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.

“And so, Assistant Secretary Carson had a chance to make that point again and our strong opposition to this, to the president, to the parliament and to key decision makers in Uganda,” she added

Sources at the State department have confirmed to LGBTQ Nation that there is no evidence that the measure’s supporters have removed the death penalty clause from the legislation as of Tuesday afternoon.

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37 more reader comments:

  1. what a fag! lol

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:02pm
  2. Feel free to move there…..

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:02pm
  3. he will be the next one suckin dick and tappin his foot at the airport

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:03pm
  4. He’s always been an asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:03pm
  5. of caourse

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:04pm
  6. Unbelievable the disregard for human life.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:04pm
  7. your Chik-fil-A dollars at work.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:05pm
  8. probably in a past life was a witch hunter.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:06pm
  9. Un fucking real!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:09pm
  10. Of course he does…he or others like him helped to get it going in Uganda. What great christian values they demonstrate. I’m sure their christ is proud to call them chritistians.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:12pm
  11. He should be tried for attempted murder right now, and for murder one when the killing starts. He is as guilty as the Ugandan government.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:14pm
  12. And they wonder why people think they’re a hate group

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:18pm
  13. Can he be sent there permanently? He would be at home there.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:18pm
  14. Not exactly surprising news. But if Uganda is so fabulous, maybe we could take up a collection to buy him a one-way ticket there?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:23pm
  15. I’ve got the perfect plan. Get all the gays and lesbians and those against the bill out of Uganda. Let Uganda pass the bill. Move all those anti-gay pricks here in the US to Uganda. That way they can have their anti-gay law while we have the tolerance to accept others the way they are without hatred.
    That would be the easy road, the hard path would be to fight their intolerance into submission.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:27pm
  16. start waitig for him to come out or be outted. i have come to believe that the most vehement homophobes are only trying to cover their own secret

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:28pm
  17. Another example of the lowest of the Low!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:35pm
  18. This is so disgusting… And people wonder why I am so against religion and dislike a majority of americans when people are even listening someone like this. I think it’s time for a revolution.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:35pm
  19. I agree with Raziel, sayonara!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:36pm
  20. He is willing to kill people with his own hand . Sick.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:41pm
  21. Dislike.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:41pm
  22. No surprise here…its always one thing or another with this lot,isn’t it?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:42pm
  23. His derpy face betrays a lack of heart, soul or logic.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:46pm
  24. any surprise as to why the SPLC labeled his organization as a “hate group”

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:51pm
  25. sad!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:51pm
  26. People like this will have to pay for their hatred of others. Karma is a big bad bitch and she does come around and dish it back out.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:03pm
  27. A dark soul filled with Hate

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:33pm
  28. He claims not to head a ‘hate group’ but supports legislation that would kill gay people.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:41pm
  29. Chick-Fil-A dollars at work!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:52pm
  30. nice, what a fkn douche bag

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:01pm
  31. Bad, very bad!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:10pm
  32. The “Family Values” Guy: The Manson Family.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:52pm
  33. … Tony-BALONEY!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:39pm
  34. OMG! Another wacko!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:46pm
  35. ASS HOLE!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:28pm
  36. i’ll slap anyone whose surprised by this. the bill was written in DC by the K street boys.it makes me crazy when people are shocked by something thats been happening for 10 yrs now. get informed people.

    Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:51am
  37. Then go there…..and stay.

    Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:38am