Uganda’s Anti-Gay Rally
This just reminds me that while LGBT rights have a long way to go in the US, we certainly have it better than some of our family around the world.
Under pressure to relax their anti-gay laws, many Ugandans came together at an anti-gay rally in the nation’s capital. The crime of homosexuality currently carries a life sentence in Uganda, and the rally was in support of that law. (BBC News)
The Interfaith Rainbow Coalition Against Homosexuality said the rally at a sports stadium in Kampala showed how much Ugandans deplored homosexuality.
Pastor Sempa [spokesperson of the Coalition] told the BBC’s Focus on Africa that homosexuals were using the summit to try and “shame, force, coerce, intimidate Uganda into changing our laws”.
“We are telling them that Africans find homosexuality reprehensible. Leave us alone.”