Ugandan legislators proposed the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” and life imprisonment for touching another individual with homosexual intent. Belonging to a gay organization, advocating gay rights and providing condoms or safe-sex advice to gays and lesbians could result in a seven-year prison sentence. Failing to report violations of the law within 24 hours would be punishable by a three-year prison term. In contravention of international law, the new legislation would also apply to Ugandans living in other countries. Article from Chicago Consultation
In the age of Obama and the Nobel Prize, Democrats controlling the House and the Senate, could you in your wildest dreams imagine such legislation being brought the the floor? Much less getting out of committee in 2009. As the US is changing so is the world. However some seem to believe that the influence is coming directly from, The Family or US Evangelicals. Where ever it is coming from, in every pulpit and street corner in NYC, there needs to be a voice crying for sanity. It was only 70 years ago Homosexuals were taken and experimented on and killed by the Nazis in Germany.
I will not stand idely by and remain silent. "First they came ..." is a popular poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) and now here lies an opportunity for US intellectuals, un-intellectuals and believers to say, "It ain't right!" It does not matter which side of the GLBT side the field you are on. Recognize now that taking a stand, before another bunch of mini Idi(ots) make another draconian law is right. This Sunday during the season of Advent and the day of Joy, speak up!
Peace and love.