Ugandan parliament member David Bahati, the evil sponsor of the anti-gay legislation pending in Uganda, says he refuses to give in to the pressure of donor nations, and not even to the evil Pastor Rick Warren, who denounced the Bill via a video message late in the controversy. From the UK Guardian:
Bahati said yesterday that he regretted Warren’s retreat. “It’s unfortunate that a man of God who has inspired many people across the world can give in to pressure and disappoint them.”
This is terrible news — these self-proclaimed “men of god” (I can’t make myself use a capital “G”), these evil fucks — Scott Lively, Don Schmierer, Stephen Langa, Richard Cohen, Caleb Lee Brundidge and more, have their hands bloody on this one.
Read the article by Jim Burroway, “Uganda “Kill Gays” Bill Sponsor Refuses To Yield” at Box Turtle Bulletin.
Yep, in the country of Uganda, where the Average Life Expectancy is 53 years. The infant mortality rate is one of the highest in the world. Women die during delivery at the rate of 435/10,000. Fifty-one percent of the population of Uganda lives in extreme poverty amounting to US $1.00/day.
WHY aren’t these evil pastors helping the country with those problems? Nah, killing off homos is top priority, apparently.
UPDATE: President Museveni has assured the U.S. State Department on several occasions that he will veto the Bill if it gets to his desk.
U.S. officials have received assurances from the Ugandan president that he would work to block a harshly anti-gay bill from becoming law in his country and would veto the legislation should it come to his desk, according to the State Department.
Jon Tollefson, a State Department spokesperson, told DC Agenda that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pledged on several occasions to the top U.S. diplomat engaged in Africa that he would stop progress on the anti-gay bill.
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson received this assurance from Museveni on Oct. 24 during an in-person meeting with the president in Uganda and again during a phone conversation with Museveni on Dec. 4, Tollefson said.
Even still, there is too much pressure from the Church within Uganda, both the leadership and the “flocks” who follow them.