Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ugandan LGBTActivist Beaten to Death

Blood on Too Many Hands

The following is from an article in the NYTimes. Note that on the "Rolling Stone" (not the American Newspaper) cover he is pictured next to Bishop Christopher. Bishop Christopher recently toured the United States with the support of IntegrityUSA. Please keep David Kato, his family, Bishop Christopher and his family in your prayers.

Watch Rachel Maddow tonight. She will undoubtedly have more information on this. She has been the chief national news source for information on the treatment of gays in Uganda and the disturbing ties with "Christian" evangelical missionaries form the US.

For another point of view read my husband's blog on this and follow the links.

NAIROBI, Kenya — David Kato knew he was a marked man.


As the most outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda, a country where homophobia is so severe that Parliament is considering a bill to execute gay people, he had received a stream of death threats, his friends said. A few months ago, a Ugandan newspaper ran an antigay diatribe with Mr. Kato’s picture on the front page under a banner urging, “Hang Them.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Kato was beaten to death with a hammer in his rough-and-tumble neighborhood. Police officials were quick to chalk up the motive to robbery, but the small and increasingly besieged gay community in Uganda suspects otherwise.

“David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S evangelicals in 2009,” said Val Kalende, the chairwoman of one of Uganda’s gay rights groups, in a statement. “The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S. evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood.”

the rest at NYTimes

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