Were Ugandan reporters expected to pull their hair out and run screaming from the room at the suggestion of gay sex? Were their eyes supposed to bleed? This from the man in charge of investigating gay deaths in Uganda.
Yes, the climate in Uganda effects everything.
For those you you who don't already know of America's complicity in Uganda's mess, Rachel Maddow links the murder of David Kato to American religious right hatemongers Scott Lively & a Richard Cohen staffer who went to Uganda under the guise as experts to spread the message that homosexuals were out to recruit children and spread disease.
may sometimes ruffle feathers but in the article below he is speaking truth.
This associated video should be spread far and wide.
... who could argue there is no need for that? ~
This video examines the rarely addressed relationship between Black self-concept, culture, sexuality, masculinity and the capacity to self- and community to protect itself from HIV and self-destruction.
(read full article - PRWEB) "In 1990 [the first Black AIDS institute in the country] ... removed AIDS and HIV from its name and focus, and became an African American wellness and cultural center. This revised strategy attracted legions of African Americans in for services.
UPDATE: HRC sent a nationwide action alert to its 1.3 million members and supporters, asking them to sign a petition to the three leading anti-LGBT fundamentalist pastors to stop exporting hate in the name of religion. Planning is underway for nationwide vigils honoring the life of David Kato.
Three weeks after winning a lawsuit against a Ugandan rag for their infamous "Hang Them" piece which listed promonent homosexual names and addresses, gay activist David Kato was bludgeoned in his home with a hammer. *See Cato interview below*
For its 2 October issue, [Rolling Stone - no relation to the American mag] pictured Kato and another man on the front page under the words "Hang them", and the sub-headlines "We Shall Recruit 100,000 Innocent Kids by 2012: Homos" and "Parents now face heart-breaks [sic] as homos raid schools".
It's an old theme. THEY are coming for your CHILDREN.
Sarah Palin's recent use of the phrase "blood libel" sparked outrage because its an infamous slur that Jews kill Christian babies to make Matzo. The Nazi's used such propaganda to suggest that Jews (and homosexuals) were a threat to good German children.
Though admittedly most people had to check Wikipedia to find out if they should be angry or not, it was more her tone which was offensive in light of the Tucson tragedy.
Nevertheless, it points to the long history of using children to instill fear and hate.
Illustration (right) from the antisemitic
children's book, The Poisonous
Mushroom, in which a Jewish man
is depicted as a child molester
attempting to lure German children
with candy. [The Breman Museum]
Author Nathan James first noted the parallels for GBM News:
Most comparisons to Nazis in today's rhetoric are just wrong and offensive.
But as a list of 400 Rabbis have signed a letter condemning Glenn Beck for Nazi-baiting and claiming George Soros helped send his fellow Jews to the camps, here is a REAL and undeniable parallel.
Inciting hate. Using children. This method is even older than the Nazis, yet the religious right continues to employ these tactics. David Bahati, 'Pastor' Martin Ssempa and their American Evangelical puppetmasters like Scott Lively & Rick Warren have David Cato's blood on their hands.
We must keep reminding them of that fact. ~~~~
Statements on the Cato murder.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- "...We honor David’s legacy by continuing the important work to which he devoted his life."
It was a long time in coming. John McCain did is curmudgeonly best to stop it. Still, in a rare saturday session the Senate passed the repeal of DADT 65-31.
An Obama Promise fulfilled - Equality for the gay and lesbian members of our elite armed forces. And just in time for Christmas. But of course, there are some Grinches who need a chill pill.
Tony Perkins from the 'Hate Group' Family Research Council (FRC) shrieked that repeal was "jeopardizing national security". And, presumably, kicking out thousands of highly trained, willing troops because of who they love is not a threat to our nations safety. What a douche.
But our favorite tops them all. Peter 'Porno Pete' Labarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) sent out an almost unhinged missive as the finale vote loomed after passing the filibuster in the Senate:
Be sure to drop Peter a note of condolences.
In what will become known as The Call - Pastor Joseph Tolton gave a rousing speech calling out various organizations for their silence on the issue of Uganda's draconian "Kill the Gays" bill...
... and for "same gender loving people of African descent throughout the globe to come out, come out, come out, wherever you are and stand with us, our hour has come, the curtain has been drawn and they are calling us onto the global stage. The time to come out is now!"
Tolton also implores:
... the religious right to "get out of Africa!"
... for the "global decriminalization of homosexuality."
... "pastors of African descent to make your voices heard and to forcefully condemn the religious right for its racist and homophobic actions. Your silence means that you are complicit!
... "the Congressional Black Caucus to take an official stance on this issue, and to partner with black LGBTI organizations and moving the black community toward the full inclusion of it's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sexed sons and daughters."
BLACK FAITH ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL LGBT JUSTICE
GBMnews -- Pastor Joseph Tolton, Rehoboth’s own presiding cleric, who read out the “call to action” on Uganda, imploring the United Nations and the US State Department to make decisive moves to address the plight of Uganda’s gays. Tolton cited a right-wing, Republican-based, American evangelical group, “The Family” with “exporting hatred to Africa, with a direct threat to the LGBT community in Uganda, by funding and sponsoring the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”