Prison or death for LGBT Ugandans is very non-Christian.
From the religious side: This proposed law and the the blatant prejudice against homosexuality is driven by grave ignorance, misguided antiquated interpretations of the holy scripture in many cultures. Please really look at these scriptures historically correct. The New Testament scripture speaks to male prostitution in 1st Corinthians 6:9 and the rampant orgy & idol worship from a people who blatently abandoned & turned their backs on God in Romans 1st chapter; this does not define Same Gender Loving People.
Most anti-homosexual people really become firm in their stance against homosexuality based on Leviticus 20:13 "If a man ALSO lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. ALSO means in "addition too" That means to lie with both or bisexual; furthermore we as Christians no longer live under the Levitical Law of Moses which was for the Israelites before the coming of Jesus Christ and the New Testament (New Covenant). Most of our common and daily routines today would be considered abominations based on the Mosaic/Levitical Law.
Finally, the popular claim against homosexuality in the story of Sodom & Gomorrah is a myth; the tragedy would have been gang rape like in the story of Judges 19 which has nothing to do with Same Gender Loving people and it is scripturally clear that SGL people were not the reason why God destroyed those cities; see Ezekiel 16:48-50.
The King James Version of the bible & the manuscripts that predates the King James Version aka KJV (are the most reliable) which does not include the words 'homosexual' or 'homosexuality' and other buzz words that were inserted in modern versions of the bible starting in 1946 to uphold anti-homosexual prejudice. Please review my youtube video again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL_ij2CRuF0 this time paying special attention to the many many negative comments and my responses.
Samuel M. Brown
Now here is the basic human rights side of the matter from the Human Rights Campaign...
In a country where homosexuality is already illegal, where violent attacks are common and rape is used to 'cure' people of their sexual orientation – a shocking new law has been proposed that would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death.
You may have been following this story already. HRC and other groups have been working on the issue with US officials since October. But with Uganda's Parliament about to return to session, we need your help to launch a nationwide call to get Congress involved.
Write Congress immediately to demand that America leads a strong and immediate international response to stop this law.
Here's what led to this urgent situation: last March, three American right-wing extremists, posing as "experts" on homosexuality, led a conference in Uganda where they claimed that gay men prey upon teenagers, that there is a gay agenda to destroy families, and that gay people can and should be changed to straight.
Then, in October, Uganda's legislature introduced a bill making homosexual acts punishable by death and failure to report them punishable by jail time.
Though the three extremists have tried to distance themselves from this homicidal bill, they can't. They spread lies, posing as "experts," then urged that LGBT people be treated differently based on those lies. That's fomenting hatred – pure and simple.
These Americans have put LGBT Ugandans – and those who care about them – in grave peril. We have a responsibility, as Americans, to protect them.
President Obama has already denounced the law in a written statement. But given the incredible danger that LGBT Ugandans are facing, we must urge him to do more.
Human Rights Campaign
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