Friday, December 20, 2013

'Countdown: 10 of the most anti-lgbt stories of 2013' and other Friday midday news briefs

The Year In Homophobia: Ten Of The Worst Anti-LGBT Stories Of 2013 - Class action suits against homosexuality and "AIDS rings," are just a few of things entailed in how the anti-gay right lost its mind in 2013

What Happens When Megyn Kelly Promises To Hold A Hate Group Leader Accountable? - My friend, Jeremy Hooper, knocked it out of the park in his appearance on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program last night. He even got Kelly to say that she would ask later guest, Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, about his anti-gay rhetoric. Naturally she didn't.  

On day Uganda law passes, driving force behind it presents his 2014 plan for America - On the same day that Uganda passed that awful anti-gay bill, one of the architects, Scott Lively, announces his plans for America. Good luck with that, Scott. And I say that to mean not a chance in hell.  

People With HIV Now Live Almost As Long As The General Population Does - This is excellent news BUT we ain't stopping until we eradicate this awful disease.

Uganda passes anti-homosexuality bill; lgbts face life imprisonment for orientation

When people whine about lgbts being pushy and such, I always like to say "if you know what I know, you would understand." The following below is one of those knowing moments:

A spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament says lawmakers have passed a long-shelved law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.Helen Kawesa said the anti-homosexuality bill was passed Friday. The new law does not have the death penalty, which was in the draft legislation when it was first introduced in Uganda's parliament in 2010. The original bill was condemned by world leaders who said it was draconian and United States President Barack Obama described it as "odious." Homosexuality already had been illegal in Uganda, but the lawmaker who wrote the bill that passed Friday argued that a tough new law was needed because homosexuals from the West threatened to destroy Ugandan families and were allegedly "recruiting" Ugandan children into gay lifestyles.

And as an online friend of mine said, we have American evangelicals to thank for this. Now is the time to revisit Box Turtle Bulletin's excellent series on how all of this came to pass.