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Thursday
Dec102009

Uganda Changes Course

If you are a frequent reader of the blog you may have read the article that I posted about a bill in Uganda that would end the life of homosexuals living with HIV.   The newest news is that thebill has been re-worked so that Uganda will not be killing anyone.  However, there will still be punishments for those convicted of being gay, and will “encourage” homosexuals to get counseling so they may be “cured.”

I also wrote that Rick Warren, a good friend of President Obama would not speak out against the bill.  Well now that it has been reported that the bill is being changed and that the Uganda parliament will be removing the death penalty Warren has spoken up condemning it (watch his address to Uganda’s pastors here).

Warren is not the only person speaking out against the bill.  I would like to congratulate Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for adding her name to the growing list of people who oppose this bill.  Ileana for those unfamiliar is a Republican who represents the 18th district of Florida that includes Miami and Key West and has helped fight for LGBT equality.

Finally I would like to congratulate Rachel Maddow for her excellent telling off of Richard Cohen author of the book Coming out Straight and a member of the International Healing Foundation.  You can watch this interview below.

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