READ – Why U.S. Religious Leaders Need To Fight For Gay Rights In Uganda.
WRITTEN BY – Thomas Patrick Melady is senior diplomat in residence, The Institute of World Politics, former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Uganda and the Holy See and President Emeritus of Sacred Heart University.
(Rev.) Richard Cizik is president, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.
This is incredibly precise writing from a Catholic, and the former U.S. Ambassador to The vatican. i very mush like his mind and he says the same stuff I have been saying. namely these U.S. religions need to take responsibility for the hate and death spread in Uganda in the name of their religions. This man is wonderful,
In the wake of a recent online campaign, millions of Americans now know the name of Ugandan Joseph Kony, whose Lord’s Resistance Army is responsible for countless atrocities. But in the shadows of these developments, another campaign that would undermine fundamental human rights in Uganda has been ramping up– one that would establish legislation to criminalize homosexuality. As a Catholic who served as U.S. ambassador to Uganda and an evangelical Christian who has traveled throughout Africa, we believe it’s time for more U.S. faith leaders to speak out against systematic efforts to demonize gay Ugandans before it’s too late.