Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.
Hate crimes against homosexuals are connected to the political, social and legal environment in which they live. And in Africa religious groups are talking about morals but simultaneously stirring hatred directly leading to violence against homosexuals.
In an open letter, Martin Ssempa, the controversial fundamentalist Christian Pastor of Makerere Community Church in Uganda chides Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church for his recent statement on the proposed “anti-gay” law in Uganda.
Rick Warren tells Meet the Press he doesn’t take “sides” in political debates; South Korea uses pro-natalist fears to restrict women’s access to abortion.
A new report, released by Political Research Associates, connects the dots between U.S. conservatives, African churches and a growing homophobia – with frightening results.