Ugandas infamous Kill The Gays bill, which would provide the death penalty for the crime of being gay, is about to become law, based upon current reports and the surrounding political situation in the staunchly conservative and Christian East African country. The bill has been debated in the Uganda Parliament for the past two days, and may come to a vote in the next 24 hours, which is when the current session of Parliament concludes.READ: Uganda Kill The Gays Leader: Homosexuality Is Killing Our SocietyThe bill is being seen by many in the western media as a diversionary tactic for a government attempting to regain control amidst an increasingly angry and rioting population one that is extremely homophobic and anti-gay, thanks in large part to American Evangelical groups, including The Family, that have infiltrated the country of 32 million people, 84% of whom are Christian.Despite reports that the AHBs author David Bahati has conceded to removing the death penalty from the bill, it remains in the bills current form. A surprise move calling for removal of the death penalty provisiuon by Bahatis partner in the bills advocacy, Pastor Martin Ssempa, may have served to allay some concerns, but both Bahatis and Ssempas moves may be chalked up to little more than grandstanding. What counts is whats actually in the bill when it comes to a vote, most likely within the next 24 hours.read more: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/death-penalty-for-being-gay-uganda-kill-the-gays-bill-soon-to-be-law/politics/2011/05/10/19843
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
an increasingly angry and rioting population
32 million people, 84% of whom are Christian.
The anger and rioting is not related to that hateful legislation passing through the Ugandan parliament. It's part of the political unrest common in countries with corrupt governments. The price of living in Uganda has been increasing out-of-sync with the rest of that part of Africa and the leader of the opposition in parliament, who contests the recent election results, has instigated protests which have, due to the anger of the hungry populace, become violent. Add to this police prone to violence, and cronyism amongst the rich government ministers, and you have lots of violence.It isn't directly related to the anti-homosexuality legislation. Most common Ugandans with whom I've dealt don't care about that. It's the quest of a few prominent politicians, looking to cozy-up with monied American conservatives, and a celebrity-seeking pastor, hoping to gain in influence and power. I say this having dealt personally with some of these men.There is nothing of Christ in the government's seeking to legally kill alleged homosexuals. However one thinks a government best should approach the issue, surely no one with an iota of the Spirit can condone this... or simply pass it over. The damage done to the name of Christ in East Africa by these glory seekers sets back the cause of the church by decades. God forbid this legislation pass and be acted upon!