Archive for Rachel Maddow

Death Penalty still on for Uganda

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Religion, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by Chase

Looks like Rachel can keep calling it the “Kill the Gays” bill…

(From the Guardian) “(David Bahati, the bill’s main sponsor) denied reports that international pressure might result in parts of the bill being toned down.” Read more

“For Ugandans such as Pastor Martin Ssempa, who organises anti-gay rallies, the bill brings legitimate moral force to bear on the “corrupting influence” from western societies.” Which is ironic, considering the heavy American influence behind anti-gay events in Uganda and the drafting of this bill. It’s also curious that the “international pressure” they’re now choosing to ignore is coming from the same place.

HT: Towleroad

Uganda Update

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2009 by Chase

The death penalty and life imprisonment privisions have been dropped from Uganda’s upcoming anti-gay legislation.

Still included in the bill are jail sentences for being openly gay (gay sex is already criminalized), peacefully speaking, assembling, or advocating on behalf of homosexuals, and failing to notify the government of a friend/coworker/family member who is homosexual.

Rachel Maddow continues to cover the links between Christian fundamentalists in America and this disturbing legislation.

Additionally, Pastor Rick Warren has finally joined the public opposition for this bill.

HT: Slog

Cuddle the gay away

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by Chase

Rachel’s interview with Mr. Cohen can be found here