Jan 28, 2011
David Kato, a leading Gay rights activist in Uganda, was executed in his Kampala home Wednesday at the urging of American christian ministries.
Prominent christiain ministers based in the United States have worked tirelessly for the past couple of years to get legislation passed in Uganda that would round up and executes Gays and Lesbians. Apparently the Ugandan christians were unwilling to wait for the legally sanctioned genocide and acted without government support.
President Obama today issued a statement condemning the execution of David Kato and recommitted the United States to work towards equality for Gay and Lesbian people in countries around the world.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous LGBT activist David Kato of Uganda courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work.
At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, discrimination, and hate.
In the weeks preceding David Kato’s murder in Uganda, five members of the LGBT community in Honduras were also murdered. It is essential that the Governments of Uganda and Honduras investigate these killings and hold the perpetrators accountable.
LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this because we recognize the threat faced by leaders like David Kato, and we share their commitment to advancing freedom, fairness and equality for all.
Sadly President Obama stopped short of pulling the billions of dollars in aid given to Uganda every year…aid paid with Gay and Lesbian American tax dollars.
Here are a few of the American christian ministries who have worked to legalize the executions of Gays and Lesbians in Uganda.
Rick Warren Saddleback Church (Bigoted Christian Ministry)
These same christian ministries pushing for the execution of Gays and Lesbians in Uganda are working with American lawmakers in the United States.