The Religious Right Supports Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation

I didn’t realize how serious I was being when I related conservative Christians’ talk of theocracy to the Ugandan bill that would punish homosexuality with death. While the death penalty clause may have been removed (some confusion remains), the law would still allow life in prison for even those advocating on behalf of gay rights.

Apparently, that is A-OK with the likes of the American Family Association and the New Apostolic Reformation, while Tony Perkins of Family Research Council praised Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for his stance on behalf of “traditional values” without mentioning the bill.

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

A threat to anyone’s freedom is a threat to everyone’s freedom.