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Jacob Zuma

South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country. [ Read more → ]

Uganda human rights activists challenge anti-gay law in court

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Human rights activists on Tuesday petitioned Uganda's Constitutional Court to challenge the validity of an anti-gay measure that allows severe penalties against homosexuality. The activists - under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law - hope the... [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

The PR campaign to whitewash the right’s anti-gay Uganda history

Sunday, March 9, 2014
As a communications person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. For the last five years, human rights advocates around the world been discussing how U.S. conservative figures were integrally involved in the creation of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (originally called the “Kill the Gays Bill”). [ Read more → ]
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda takes ‘moral’ high ground, dismisses U.S. pressure on anti-gay law

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s government on Tuesday dismissed calls by U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign an anti-homosexuality law, saying it was determined to protect the country’s “morals” even if that meant losing international aid. [ Read more → ]
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda president won’t sign anti-gay law without proof gays are not born that way

Monday, January 27, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday he would sign the country's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born. [ Read more → ]
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda president blocks controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Thursday, January 16, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill and has rebuked Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for failure to follow parliamentary procedures by passing the law without a quorum, reports the Daily Monitor, the leading Ugandan newspaper. [ Read more → ]
Stanley Ntagali

Uganda archbishop: Gay bishops are ‘spiritual cancer’ that ‘infected’ Anglican church

Thursday, August 15, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the head Uganda’s Anglican Church of Uganda, said that gay bishops are a "spiritual cancer" and do not belong in the Church. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Judge allows landmark case against anti-gay religious leader to proceed

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- In a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law. [ Read more → ]

Canada kick starts funding for gay rights initiatives in Uganda

Friday, March 8, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- A Canadian foreign affairs official acknowledged Friday that there are ongoing efforts to fund grassroots Ugandan LGBTQ advocacy organizations who are battling efforts by the Ugandan Parliament to pass that country’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill. [ Read more → ]

Ugandan LGBT counselor arrested for homosexuality, ‘recruiting’ youth

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Police in Uganda on Monday arrested and LGBT youth counselor under laws which prohibit unnatural carnal acts — a definition which is widely understood to include homosexuality and "recruiting youth into homosexuality." [ Read more → ]

Uganda parliament closes without taking up ‘Kill the Gays’ bill — Victory?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Business will resume as normal in Uganda in February, as it has at the start of every parliamentary session since the "Kill the Gays" bill was proposed in 2009, with the possibility of the bill still existing on the agenda. We have been fighting this same bill for three years now, and it continues to come back. To claim that we “killed” the bill isn’t really honest with ourselves and with others that we want to get involved in protecting LGBT Ugandan people. [ Read more → ]

Uganda Parliament adjorns without taking action on ‘kill the gays’ bill

Friday, December 14, 2012
The Ugandan Parliament adjourned for the holidays on Friday, and again avoided taking any action on the controversial "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" that Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had promised would be approved as a "Christmas gift" to the nation. [ Read more → ]

Uganda Speaker gets blessing from Pope; still no vote on ‘kill the gays’ bill

Friday, December 14, 2012
VATICAN CITY -- Uganda Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who last month promised that her country's anti-homosexuality bill would be approved as a "Christmas gift" to the nation, received a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI during a mass attended by at the Vatican on Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

U.S. officials dispute media reports on Uganda anti-gay bill

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
U.S. officials offered a different account about the status of a draconian anti-gay bill in Uganda on Tuesday, saying the legislation had yet to move out of committee and disputing earlier media reports and State Department comments by saying the panel is incapable of removing the infamous death penalty provision from the legislation. [ Read more → ]

U.S. envoy meets Ugandan leaders over anti-gay bill

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The top U.S. diplomat in Africa met over the weekend with leaders in Uganda to express concerns about an anti-gay bill pending before the country’s parliament that could be headed for a vote as soon as this week, according to the State Department. [ Read more → ]

Uganda advances anti-homosexuality bill, drops death penalty clause

Friday, November 23, 2012
A committee in the Uganda Parliament has advanced a proposed anti-homosexuality bill, but not before dropping a controversial death penalty clause from its original version that had earned the measure the nickname the "Kill the Gays" bill. [ Read more → ]

Uganda promises anti-homosexuality bill will pass as ‘Christmas gift’ to nation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
KAMPALA — Uganda’s speaker of parliament has promised that the controversial anti-homosexuality bill, dubbed the "Kill the Gays Bill," will pass by the end of the year, calling it a "Christmas gift" to the nation. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims notorious ‘Kill The Gays’ bill will be passed

Thursday, November 1, 2012
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has said that she would stand firm against homosexuality, and that she will push for that country's notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be passed as soon as possible by Parliament. [ Read more → ]

Invisible Children: Screaming monster while hanging out with Bigfoot

Sunday, April 15, 2012
On April 20, Invisible Children will hold a worldwide rally to draw attention to murderous Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) founder Joseph Kony. The event is called “Cover the Night,” but when one looks a bit closer at the shady right wing extremists this group cavorts with, a more appropriate name might be “Invisible Agenda: Covering Up The Theocratic Nightmare.” [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Lively claims lawsuit targets him for speaking anti-gay ‘truth of the Bible’

Thursday, March 15, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Scott Lively, the anti-gay U.S. evangelist who is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Ugandan gay rights group, responded Thursday, and said he was being targeted "for speaking the truth of the Bible" about homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Ugandan gay rights group files lawsuit against U.S. evangelist Scott Lively

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A Ugandan gay rights group on Wednesday filed suit in federal court in Massachusetts against notorious American evangelist, Scott Lively, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda. [ Read more → ]

Uganda’s infamous ‘Kill the Gays’ bill reintroduced in parliament

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Uganda's infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- dubbed the "Kill the Gays" bill -- was reintroduced in parliament on Tuesday. The original version of the bill, first introduced in 2009, included harsh penalties, including the the death penalty for some homosexual acts. [ Read more → ]
David Kato

Killer gets 30 years for brutal slaying of Ugandan gay rights activist

Friday, November 11, 2011
A Ugandan court on Thursday sentenced a man to 30 years in jail for the brutal slaying earlier this year of David Kato, one of Uganda's leading gay rights activists. [ Read more → ]
Peter Wagner

Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation and anti-gay hatred in Uganda

Monday, September 5, 2011
In his 2008 book, C. Peter Wagner states that the Dominion (or “Kingdom now”) theology of his movement traces through Christian Reconstructionist theologian R.J. Rushdoony, who advocate Biblical capital punishments such as stoning or burning at the stake for a wide range of alleged crimes -- including homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

Prayer cures AIDS, claims Uganda Health Minister tied to New Apostolic Reformation

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Amid belated media recognition that the apostles of church-growth guru C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation dominated presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s August 6th “The Response” prayer event, some pundits are rushing to dismiss the political influence of dominionist factions within evangelical Christianity. [ Read more → ]
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