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Speaker Kadaga was out of Uganda, and not pushing the draconian legislation. She was at the Vatican. While there, Speaker Kadaga was able to have a personal audience with the Pope, where she received a blessing.
GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. This week we highlight Archbishop Desmond Tutu's support for LGBT people in Uganda, support for LGBT students at a Nazarene school, and a secret Parisian LGBT-friendly mosque.
More than 60 years ago, the United Nations declared December 10 International Human Rights Day.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken out in opposition to Uganda’s “Kill the Gays Bill.”
A vote on Uganda’s dangerous and deplorable “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” is looming, with the Speaker of the Parliament promising its passage, as “a Christmas gift,” prior to the chamber’s December 15th holiday recess
This week's Religion News Summary features our Director of Religion, Faith, and Values talking with Dr. Oz, Ugandans speaking out against their country's anti-LGBT bill, and US faith communities continuing to stand by marriage equality.
Religious voices are dangerously absent in the international outcry against the anti-LGBT bill poised to pass in Uganda this year.
Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren recently spoke with CNN's Piers Morgan about his work fighting the spread of AIDS in Africa as well as his views on sexual orientation. Warren compared being gay to wanting to punch another person in the face, claiming that we all have "natural" desires that should not be acted on. Warren has not yet made any statements regarding Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, which he condemned only after public pressure when it was originally introduced in 2009.
This week's Religion News Summary highlights the positive response of faith communities to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda, and a proposed gay Muslim mosque in France.
Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is still in play, and its connection to American Evangelical leaders has become clearer. Scott Lively, who is profiled on GLAAD’s CAP page, led an “anti-homosexuality” conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2009. He is now taking credit for much of the bill in an article published on World Net Daily. At the time of the conference, Lively was heavily criticized by the international community for meeting directly with Ugandan government officials and pushing for what has become known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.