Gay Republicans — who apparently still actually exist for some reason — are asking President Obama to take some time away from accepting Nobel Prizes for peace to call for a little not-murder…
While the President is in Norway accepting a Nobel Peace Prize, Ugandan political leaders are considering a bill that criminalizes gays and lesbians. "If the President wants to start earning the Nobel Peace Prize he is accepting, he can start by speaking out against this outrageous Ugandan law," said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud – the only national organization for gay conservatives and their allies.
"President Obama's lack of leadership on international human rights issues is appalling," continued LaSalvia. "From his refusal to confront the radically anti-gay regime in Iran to his refusal to speak out against this proposed Ugandan law — this President's silence speaks volumes about his priorities.
Jeeze. When gay Republicans have the undeniable moral high ground and can with straight faces call you out for your hypocrisy, it's probably getting to be around that time when you should start rethinking your strategies.
Tags: Barack Obama, LGBT, Nobel Prize, Republicans, Uganda
Aaaawwww… Isn't that so Christian of him? Those Christians sure are Christian, aren't they? Why, they're almost as Christian as the people who didn't need to have their names tied to legalized murder before they came out against this legislation!
And, wow, what a nice "let's maybe not kill gay people even though they're evil" sentiment mixed in with explanations for why he shouldn't be tied to the atrocious behavior of Ugandan Christians (despite the fact that he should totally be tied to the atrocious behavior of Ugandan Christians). It's even nicer than when he wrote…
Globally last yr 146,000 Christians were put to death because of their faith. No one, except Christians, said anything.
…on Twitter in response to this horrible proposed law originally.
Wouldn't this be a better world if everybody would just live by Christian ideals?
Tags: Christianity, LGBT, Religion, Rick Warren, Uganda
I've been meaning to write about this whole American Christian politicians getting Uganda to jail its homosexual citizens and murder its HIV-positive citizens thing for a while now, but somehow I just couldn't find the funny side of a bunch of U.S. congresspeople speaking for America while trying to use an African country as a testing ground for their Christian wonderland fantasies.
At any rate, Rachel Maddow has been covering this on here show, and last night she had a nice long conversation with the "formerly" gay inspiration for hate and murder in the name of Jesus. And it is a terrible thing to witness.
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Tags: Bart Stupak, Christianity, Chuck Grassley, HIV/AIDS, House of Representatives, Jason Jones, John Ensign, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Religion, Rick Warren, Senate, The Daily Show, The Family, Uganda
Since I have a feeling a good majority of you don't follow my friend Ian on Facebook, I feel pretty safe just flat out stealing the following introductory text for this story from him, and none of you will be any the wiser. The perfect crime!
Hey, it just goes to show you, if you work hard and apply yourself, one day you can become king of Uganda…
For years, Charles Wesley Mumbere worked as a nurse's aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania, caring for the elderly and sick. No one there suspected that he had inherited a royal title in his African homeland when he was just 13.
On Monday, after years of political upheaval and financial struggle, Mumbere, 56, was finally crowned king of his people to the sound of drumbeats and thousands of cheering supporters wearing cloth printed with his portraits.
Now I just have to wait for Ian to inherit a royal title that I can lift, and I'm totally in there!
Tags: Africa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Uganda