Remember these guys?Imagine what would happen if people like us were forced to hide in our homes for fear of being arrested, beaten or killed for simply trying to live our lives.
Well, in Uganda today our LGBT brothers and sisters are in hiding and living in fear for their lives because of a successful campaign of hate with roots right here in America.
These men (pictured left) and other Americans created a firestorm of hate that has led to the creation of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was signed into law on Feb. 24, 2014.
Under the new law, any Ugandan convicted of “Aggravated Homosexuality” will spend their life in prison, that is if they are not beaten or killed by angry mobs first.
In a revealing development, Scott Lively, who helped write the bill and lobbied members of the Ugandan Parliament against the evils of homosexuality, was ordered by a US Federal judge to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Just think what would happen if people like Scott Lively, and his ardent supporter Bryan Fischer, were forced to hide in their homes in fear of being arrested, beaten or even killed for their freely chosen religious beliefs? Their desperate cries for help would surely be a constant drumbeat in their FOX News and hate group echo chambers.
Before the bill was signed into law, a government spokesperson said the President wanted “to demonstrate Uganda’s independence in the face of Western pressure and provocation.”
It was precisely “pressure and provocation” from American religious extremist’s that got us here in the first place!
In America the long struggle for LGBT rights is not over, our country is on the right path toward securing equality for many of us in the years ahead. We in the United State are relatively safe. The same cannot be said for our Ugandan friends who are really suffering.
Please help LGBT Ugandans escape the terror of this witch hunt.
For just the cost of one meal out at your favorite restaurant, you can provide meaningful help.
SO PLEASE find it in your hearts to contribute $5, $10, $25, $50 or more to the Ugandan LGBT Activist Refugee Fund.
As our Ugandan brother’s and sister’s wait and watch your donations to come in, just think of the much needed strength and hope you will be giving them to fight another day.