'Hang them': Uganda paper publishes photos of gays
By GODFREY OLUKYA AND JASON STRZIUSO(AP) - THE WASHINGTON POST
Added: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:22:19 UTC
Thanks to DumneZERO for the link
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: "Hang Them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.
In the days since it was published, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others are in hiding, according to rights activist Julian Onziema. One person named in the story had stones thrown at his house by neighbors.
A lawmaker in this conservative African country introduced a bill a year ago that would have imposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts and life in prison for others. An international uproar ensued, and the bill was quietly shelved.
But gays in Uganda say they have faced a year of harassment and attacks since the bill's introduction.
The legislation was drawn up following a visit by leaders of U.S. conservative Christian ministries that promote therapy they say allows gays to become heterosexual.
... Read more
Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net Comments
Does this set a record for smug nastiness?
- - human rights first Comments
Blasphemy Laws Exposed: The Consequences of Criminalizing “Defamation of Religions”
Eric MacDonald - Choice in Dying Comments
Richard Dawkins gets it right. Sarah Wollaston misunderstands.
AP - CBC News Comments
A Mississippi couple says the church where they planned to get married turned them away because they are black.
Rafael Romo - CNN Comments
In the Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a teenage girl from receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease.