Uganda

Uganda parliament closes without taking up "Kill the Gays Bill." Victory?

Last week, Uganda’s parliament adjourned for the year without taking up the “Kill the Gays Bill.” Additionally, President Yoweri Museveni has now said that LGBT people should not be killed or persecuted. But this is only a temporary respite.
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Pope Blesses Champion of Uganda's 'Kill the Gays Bill'

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.

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Religion News Summary: Nazarene LGBT Students Organize and Mormons Say "Stay With Us"

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.

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Pressure Mounts on Corporations as Uganda Nears Vote on Anti-Gay 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
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December 5, 2012

Religion News Summary: Ugandans Speak Out, and Faith Communities Stand By Marriage Equality

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.

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November 29, 2012

Anti-LGBT Bill in Uganda Could Be Hours Away, Death Penalty Remains; Religious Voices Conspicuously Absent in International Protest

Religious voices are dangerously absent in the international outcry against the anti-LGBT bill poised to pass in Uganda this year.

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November 28, 2012

Can Pastor Rick Warren continue his AIDS work in Africa and still deny equality for LGBT people?

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.
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