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Anti-gay Advocates Confused When Anti-gay Rhetoric Taken Seriously

In Uganda, the government is contemplating a law that would punish homosexuality with death. Apparently, this law was inspired by three American...


In Uganda, the government is contemplating a law that would punish homosexuality with death. Apparently, this law was inspired by three American anti-gay speakers who spent some time lecturing Ugandan government officials about the "evil gay agenda," but are now shocked (shocked!) that the Ugandan government is worried enough about the evil gay agenda to want to kill gay people.One of the speakers, a not very astute man named Don Schmierer, who spoke on the dangers of gay parenting and how it is possible to convert homosexuals back to heterosexuals, said, of the law: "That's horrible, absolutely horrible," he said. "Some of the nicest people I have ever met are gay people." The other two-"Scott Lively, a missionary who has written several books against homosexuality, including '7 Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child'; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads 'healing seminars,'"-are equally upset. Somehow, the three's big collective "whoopsies" rings a little hollow. Nice work, gentlemen.Photo by Marc Hofer for The New York Times
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