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President of Uganda signs the anti-LGTBQ legislation

President of Uganda signs the anti-LGTBQ legislation

As the US slept, the president of Uganda signed the pending anti-LGTBQ legislation into law.

The law, which has been denounced by everyone from President Obama to former Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and which President Yoweri Museveni appeared to have been wavering on in the past few weeks, forbids the “promotion” and “recognition” of homosexuality. It punishes first time offenders with up to fourteen years in jail and allows up to lifetime sentences.

The BBC has the whole story here.


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Bill Ghrist

From the BBC report:

It criminalises the “promotion” and even the mere “recognition” of homosexual relations “through or with the support of any government entity in Uganda or any other non-governmental organisation inside or outside the country”. [my emphasis]

Does this mean that missionaries, clergy or other representatives of The Episcopal Church are now to be treated as criminals in Uganda?

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