Ugandan activist David Kato's killer had negotiated money to be "used as a sexual partner" (according to the police chief), but it didn't go down and he killed Kato with a hammer. The authorities are adamant that the climate of terror in Uganda toward gays had nothing to do with it.
Even if this is true, Uganda's seething hate for homosexuals effects everything -- even this reporting. Watch how the police chief first stumbled over then apologized after reading the phrase "used as a sexual partner".
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.
This is must-see TV. For two days on the Rachel Maddow show, Maddow interviewed David Bahati, the author the now infamous "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda. The bill may pass soon.
But more importantly, she points to Bahati's puppet masters here in America - evangelicals in the halls of power who are using Uganda (and Bahati's ig'nunt ass) as a petri dish, watching how their exported homo-hate germ grows, because they want to bring that madness home.
We've said it all along - we cannot sit back and do nothing as Africa's gays are martyred by American hate. Because they will surely come for us next.
She begins respectfully restrained, but nails him at the end. Bless her monumental restraint. Some regular folk we know would have removed the mic and ... well, figure it out.