Oct 20, 2010
Last year Ugandan lawmakers working with christian organizations in the United States drafted legislation seeking the death penalty for all Gay and Lesbian residents in the country. The law supports the christian bibles mandate that homosexuals be put to death.
The anti-Gay hysteria whipped up by christian ministries based in the United States has come full bloom as newspapers in Uganda begin publishing the names and addresses of Gays and Lesbians living in the country. The articles, which include photos, calls for the public to hunt down and hang every Gay and Lesbian on the list.
A Ugandan newspaper published a story featuring a list of the nation’s “top” gays and lesbians with their photos and addresses, angering activists who say the already marginalized group risks facing further attacks.
Earlier this month, Rolling Stone newspaper — not affiliated with the U.S. magazine with the same name — featured 100 pictures of Uganda’s gays and lesbians. Next to the list was a yellow strip with the words “hang them.”
The story comes about a year after a Ugandan lawmaker introduced a measure that calls for the death penalty or long jail terms for those who engage in some homosexual activities.
The same christian institutions that pushed the kill the Gays bill in Uganda are working with legislators in the United States to craft similar law. These christian organizations have even influenced President Obama’s as demonstrated by his recent flipflop on securing equality for Gay and Lesbian Americans.
Gays and Lesbians must take action to protect themselves and their family as the United States shifts towards a christian theocracy.