Protest Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
US Evangelical Gay Haters Paved the Way to Possible Death Penalty for Ugandan Gays
Thursday, December 10 ― 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted (Halsted & Waveland)
GLN permalink 12-8-2009
To coincide with International Human Rights Day, Gay Liberation Network is joining worldwide protests against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill now being debated in the Ugandan parliament.
The new Anti-Homosexuality Bill, if passed, threatens with life imprisonment or the death penalty anyone even alleged to be homosexual. Parents who don’t report their lesbian daughter or gay son to the authorities could face 3 years in prison. Teachers who don’t report lesbian or gay students face the same penalties. And landlords who give housing to a suspected homosexual risk 7 years imprisonment. Similarly, the Bill threatens to brutally punish anyone who works with the gay community in areas of HIV/AIDS activism or health care.
U.S. Evangelicals played a pivotal role in promoting the crisis by giving Ugandan gay haters the green light, when Infamous anti-gay activist Scott Lively, and Exodus International board member Don Schmierer spoke at an anti-gay seminar earlier this year, claiming that people can "pray away the gay," thereby blaming the victims for choosing a well deserved punishment. The right-wing Washington, DC outfit, The Family, has close ties to Ugandan legislative leaders. Moreover, anti-gay bigotry is a "Western import" into Africa -- almost all of the existing anti-gay laws in Africa are holdovers from the European colonial governments which dominated the continent in the 19th & 20th centuries.
We urge you to join us in this protest to condemn this appalling bill that seeks to eradicate LGBT people in Uganda. We also urge you to tell President Obama to condemn this proposed bill in the strongest terms possible.
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE
TELL OBAMA TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THIS BILL: 202-456-1111
CALL THE UGANDAN AMBASSADOR
Perezi K. Kamunanwire
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
For more information on US/Ugandan connection: