This video from the USA is called Rachel Maddow on Rick Warren, ‘The Family’, and Anti-gay Uganda.
From Pink News in Britain:
Christian leader supports death penalty for gays
December 21, 2009 – 11:06
A far right Christian group has urged fellow Christians to support Uganda’s proposed law that would make homosexuality punishable by death.
a former Chairman of the Conservative Family Campaign
leader of the Christian extremist group ‘Christian Voice‘, remarked:
“The Bible calls for the ultimate penalty for sodomy (Lev 20:13) and for rape (Deut 22:25), and our Lord upheld the death penalty when He called for the accusers of the woman caught in adultery to cast the first stone (John 8:7) – if, that is, they were not implicated in adultery themselves.
“The contrast between our politicians and those of Uganda could not be more stark. A Parliamentarian in Uganda is trying to protect his nation’s children. The House of Commons of the United Kingdom is trying to corrupt ours. Which country is the more civilised, I wonder, in the eyes of Almighty God?”
The law would impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex with a minor or disabled person or someone infected with HIV.
Friends and family members of gay Ugandans who do not report them to authorities could also face up to three years in prison.
People who “promote” or assist homosexuality could be jailed for seven years. The bill would also punish Ugandan citizens who have gay sex abroad.
The bill’s sponsor, David Bahati MP, has argued that it will curb HIV infections and protect the “traditional family”.
It has been subject to worldwide condemnation and since the first reports emerged in mid-October and has received widespread media attention. …
Christian Voice opposes abortion, homosexuality, no-fault divorce and safer sex education. Additionally it supports the death penalty and does not recognise the concept of marital rape.
On 2 September 2006, Green was arrested while handing out what were considered by the police to be homophobic leaflets at the Cardiff Mardi Gras.
He was arrested for an alleged “homophobic incident”, detained for four hours, and charged with public order offences. The Crown Prosecution Service decided to withdraw their prosecution of Green on the grounds of insufficient evidence, though the police stated that this did not “challenge the legality” of his arrest.
Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill: Inspired by the U.S.: here.
Uganda’s oil production sharing agreements point towards a resource extraction programme designed for company profit, not country development, writes Taimour Lay: here.
From The Monitor: Uganda: Gay Row – U.S. Pastor Supports Country On Boycott
29 March 2008
Kampala — FAMED American pastor, Dr Rick Warren has said he supports the decision by Ugandan bishops to boycott the forthcoming Lamebth conference in England, United Kingdom.
The conference brings together Bishops of the Anglican Communion from all 38 Provinces of the Communion every 10 years.
“The Church of England is wrong and I support the Church of Uganda(CoU) on the boycott,”Dr Warren said on Thursday shortly after arriving in Uganda.
The Bishops are protesting the Church of England’s tolerance a homosexuality. Announcing the boycott in February, Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi said that Uganda’s action had been prompted by the invitation of bishops of The US Episcopal Church (TEC) who in 2003 elected as bishop, Gene Robinson, a divorced man living in an active homosexual relationship.
Rev. Orombi said the Archbishops of all the 38 Provinces of the Anglican Communion strongly opposed the election of Gene Robinson as bishop – and in a meeting shortly after the election “warned that, if they proceeded with the consecration, their action would “tear the fabric of the Anglican Communion at its deepest level.”
Dr Warren said that homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus not a human right. “We shall not tolerate this aspect at all,” Dr Warren said.
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