Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Proposed law in Uganda would make homosexuality a death-penalty offense

Anti-gay protest in Uganda. Photo credit: Stephen Wandera/AP

On Jan. 15, National Public Radio reported:
Uganda is now considering a bill that would impose the death penalty or life in prison on gay men and lesbians for some homosexual acts.
NPR says that American evangelical Scott Lively has fueled anti-gay feelings in Uganda.
Lively, president of Defend The Family International and author of a book called The Pink Swastika, went to Uganda in March 2009 to speak about the "gay agenda." NPR said he told Uganda's Family Life Network:
The gay movement is an evil institution. The goal of the gay movement is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.

Scott Lively
I asked some of my students what they thought about the idea of homosexuality being punishable by death. "Absurd," "cruel," "crazy" and "sickening" were some of the responses, recorded in this video.


Camera used for video: Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Link:
Southern Poverty Law Center article on Lively

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