A proposed new law in Uganda seeks to imprison people for life for being gay, and hang them if they are HIV+. Sound shocking? Wait until hear about the American connection! (If you read that and thought to yourself, "Well, killing them prevents the spread of the disease and they're gonna die anyway," then get the hell off my Blog - NOW!)
The religious group "The Family," in the US also known as the "C Street" group that includes Senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, John Thune of South Dakota, and Sam Brownback of Kansas, as well as some relationship with SC Governor Sanford, counts as its members the legislator in Uganda that sponsored this "Kill the Gays Bill." The Family is a so-called "Christian" fellowship that includes, among its tenets, the belief that those whom God has put into power cannot and should not be challenged or questioned, including such horrifying past leaders as Pol Pot, Stalin, etc., and they support dictators, such as the leader of Uganda.
Although some members of The Family in the US have quietly opposed the "Kill the Gays Bill" in Uganda, not one has taken a public stand against it. Not one.
It gets worse: You know the National Prayer Breakfast that takes place in DC every year? It's sponsored by The Family. And they have invited the "Kill the Gays Bill" legislator from Uganda to attend it. Nothing like inviting a genocidal maniac to your prayer breakfast, eh?
(The picture shows US Senator Ensign and Ugandan lawmaker Yoweri Museveni (the man behind the Kill the Gays Bill), both members of The Family.)
You know, if you're going to claim the moral high ground, the first thing you should probably do is make a big spectacle out of condemning murder. The second thing you should likely do is disassociate yourself from genocidal maniacs and oppressive dictators. (FYI - Rick Warren has at least publicly opposed the bill. Is he not fundamentalist enough for you, Family?)
What's even more disconcerting: US Members of The Family have travelled to Uganda and met with the Uganda Family members, discussing and comparing ways to deal with "the gays." It appears that the idea to "kill the gays" came from a Ugandan Family member. However, it also appears that the US Family members did not or could not dissuade him from this sinister plot. And he's still a member of The Family. Invited to participate in the US National Prayer Breakfast.
Believing that power comes from God and is absolute, like The Family appears to, how can they tell their Ugandan brother that his Kill the Gays Bill is wrong? Apparently, they can't.
That is one dysfunctional fucking family.