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    Thursday
    Dec062012

    An Urgent Call from U.S. Faith Leaders in Support of Gay Ugandans

    By Human Rights First - December 6, 2012

    Washington, DC—In response to news that Uganda’s Parliament will discuss and vote on a proposed anti-homosexuality bill by December 15, a group of prominent American Christian leaders have united to reiterate their firm opposition to this deeply discriminatory piece of legislation, the adoption of which the Ugandan speaker of parliament recently suggested would be a “Christmas gift” to the Ugandan people.

    In an open statement issued today, American Christian leaders denounce the fundamental injustice of labeling lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people as criminals. They also decry propagation of the dangerous myth that LGBTI persons pose an inherent threat to children. The signatories of the statement reiterate their belief that the criminalization of homosexuality in any form is incompatible with Christian faith in democratic societies. [Read Full Story]

    Photo by Peter G. Tatchell