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**TAKE ACTION**Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Promise to Veto the "Kill the Gays" Bill**


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Kit
- 637 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Conservative lawmakers in the Ugandan Parliament are once again pushing a bill that would make being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender a crime that is punishable by death. **PLEASE SIGN**



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 10:44 am
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Text of the petition:

Conservative lawmakers in the Ugandan Parliament are once again pushing a bill that would make being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender a crime that is punishable by death.

The Ugandan "Kill the Gays" bill is back on the Parliament's schedule to be passed before the end of the year.

After he initially endorsed the bill, President Museveni responded to international pressure and promised to veto the bill. But it's going to take a massive outcry from activists to overcome intense pressure at home and ensure that he keeps this promise.

Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Keep your promise to veto the "Kill the Gays" bill. Sign the petition, and we'll hand-deliver the signatures to Uganda's embassy in Washington, D.C.

The newest version of the bill would pit Ugandans against each other. Teachers, parents, and landlords -- among others -- could be criminally charged if they fail to denounce their students, children, and renters they know to be gay. Meanwhile, gays and lesbians will be subject to life imprisonment and even, in some cases, the death penalty.

Homophobic fervor has been brewing for years in Uganda, but was most recently stepped-up by American, right-wing evangelicals who traveled to the country for the purpose of spreading disinformation about homosexuality and encouraging anti-gay legislation. In the past week, they've been cheering this bill on and pushing for its passage.

This isn't the first time this brutal bill has been debated in Uganda. Lawmakers tried to push a "Kill the Gays" bill last year, but a massive outcry from activists around the globe forced Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to form a commission to investigate implications of passing this legislation. As pushback intensified, the commission recommended that the legislation be withdrawn.

Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Keep your promise to veto the "Kill the Gays" bill. Sign the petition, and we'll hand-deliver the signatures to Uganda's embassy in Washington, D.C.

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans are at stake. We must take action right now.
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Please go to | VISIT SITE | and sign this petition lives are at stake. Do share with others, please.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:02 am
Thanks Kit :) .......... We've reached 71% (17,808) of our goal of 25,000 signers!

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Elle B. (81)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:21 am
Ty Kit. Signed. The "Reich wing" knows no bounds. . .

"The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives” ―Mohandus K. Gandhi

“Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.” ― Edward Abbey
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:05 pm
Signed....thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:16 pm
Thanks for taking action. Here are some ways you can spread the word to make sure Ugandan President Museveni knows the critical importance of vetoing this bill.
Signed and posted to FB, thanks Kit
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:39 pm
Already signed, thx Kit. Here are 2 more:
Stop Uganda's Kill the Gays Bill

Hours to stop Uganda's horrific anti-gay law
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:39 pm
Signed Kit Thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:58 pm
previously signed--a very important action where preliminary news is the public pressure is making a difference so continued pressure may prevent this becoming law
 

Nichole L. (68)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:40 pm
Signed, Kit. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:45 pm
already signed, TU Kit
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:59 pm

Thank you for signing and please do share this everyone.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb shared and google shared. Thanks Kit
 

Judy C. (106)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:19 pm
Signed. Thanks, Kit. Also, thank you Angelika for the links. Signed those too.
 

Irene J. (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:56 pm
Signed, noted and shared!!!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:54 pm
Thanks! Your signature has been submitted.10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%We've reached 56% (28,053) of our NEW goal of 50,000 signers!

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Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:28 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:32 pm
Signed in private email and shared on FB, noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:31 am
Done Cheers
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:58 am
Thanks! Your signature has been submitted.

Gladly signed. Thanks Kit.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:46 am
Signed and noted!
 

Michela m. (3875)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:02 am
Not allowed to Sign

Signed the 2 Petitions by Angelika
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:17 am
S&N
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:54 am
Signed TY Kit
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:43 am
Noted and signed.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:48 am
Also signed Angelika's petition links.
 

Yvonne F. (169)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:45 am
Sorry, seems to be US only!!! Thanks for posting though, Kit
 

Yvonne F. (169)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:48 am
Signed the petitions Angelika have posted though!!!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:22 pm
For US only
 

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:23 pm
signed
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:27 pm
Poop, you have to be American to sign the petition.

I've posted this elsewhere on Care2, (twice, actually) but under the circumstances, I'll repost again.

http://www.alternet.org/christian-group-says-demon-sex-makes-you-gay?paging=off

AlterNet / By Tana Ganeva
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Christian Group Says Demon Sex Makes You Gay
A Christian magazine warns that homosexuality is caused by sex with demons. And that's just the beginning.
November 26, 2012 |

... But demons aren't just about getting laid. They're wreaking havoc all over the place, in addition to the mischief they've wrought on confused Christian genitalia.
The primary demon fighter in the modern Christian world is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), a global network of Charismatic Christian ministries devoted to Dominionism, the idea that they must take over public institutions in order to save America and the world from ... demons (and gays, of course). NAR is ridiculous, but that doesn't mean it isn't powerful, with millions of followers worldwide and domestic and international political relationships ranging from Senator Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich to heads of state in Uganda.
Bruce Wilson, who's reported on the movement for years, tells Alternet, "for the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation, demon powers, and also divine curses -- incurred by human unfaithfulness to God's plan, are at the root of virtually any and all conceivable misfortunes, from crime trends, drops in the stock market, and declining SAT scores, to headaches and dandruff. I mean that literally."
The movement broke into mainstream political coverage a few times in recent years: once, when reporters obtained footage of a bizarre ceremony involving Sarah Palin, and also during the interminable Republican primary when Rick Perry, long-rumored to have wrestled a few sexy gay demons himself, hosted a massive prayer rally organized by two NAR ministries.
NPR reported at the time that the Perry rally was modeled on the prayer events of the Call, a NAR group founded by apostle Lou Engle. As Rachel Tabachnik, who's done extensive reporting on NAR, told NPR, "The apostles teach what's called 'strategic level spiritual warfare' [because they believe that the] reason why there is sin and corruption and poverty on the Earth is because the Earth is controlled by a hierarchy of demons under the authority of Satan." ...

... 5. Your Towns and Cities, the Entire World
The main strategy Charismatic Christianity has brought to demon-fighting is so-called spiritual warfare or spiritual mapping. The idea is to find demon-infested geographic locations and pray the evil spirits away. According to Bruce Wilson, "Prayer-walkers pray for unknown city residents and they are also encouraged to map and and take notes on alleged ideological enemies, who are held to be under demon influence."
Occasionally this involves the following questionable use of public resources, as Wilson writes, "Components of the prayer-walking and demon-deliverance ideology are being incorporated into the police practices of Orlando, Florida and Peoria, Illinois, in novel and factually challenged efforts that partner local Christian churches with police departments of those cities; teams of church members, with police backup for safety, walk high-crime areas and try to pray down violent crime and murder rates."
But why stop there? Bruce Wilson has documented the massive global effort of the international Transformation network, linked to the larger NAR project. Characteristically, participants in the ITN believe homosexuality is caused by demons that must be eradicated. "The ITN is one of several global efforts operating under the 'transformation' brand, that are re-engineering along theocratic lines cities and even entire nations." writes Wilson.
They have taken a particular interest in Uganda. "For the Transformation movement, which claims homosexuals are possessed by demons and that prayer and faith healing have cured thousands of HIV and AIDS cases in the nation, Uganda is a prototype."
"For over a year ITN representatives have been at work to setting up a training network spanning approximately 14,000 evangelical churches in Uganda, and ITN's head Africa representative states."
Tana Ganeva is AlterNet's managing editor. Follow her on Twitter or email her at tana@alternet.org.

 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:30 pm
The thing is, if people are being told that their AIDS has been 'prayed away' and they're no longer contagious, since the 'demons have been cast out' they'll continue to infect others, so if President Museveni believes that AIDS predominantly affects gay people, this may be a way of killing off even more people than currently die of AIDS there...
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:54 pm
Signed
 

Dianna M. (13)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 3:25 pm
Signed. Posted one on Facebook a couple of days ago.

Kill the "Kill the gays" bill.

We all knew it was coming back, right? Maybe we need to put a stake through its heart . . .
 

Michael M. (5)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:17 pm
Ignorance and bigotry belongs in the 18th Century and NOT the 21st Century. Anyone who supports this kind of barbaric behavior is not a Christian and does not represent decent and intelligent people around the world.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:26 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you, Kit.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:49 am
Some has absolutely no idea what they are talking about if they think writing Ugandan President Museveni is going to stop passage of the "Kill the Gays Bill". Museveni is the leader of the Ruling party in the Ugandan government, the party of David Bahati the author of the bill. Both are members of The Family, both were scheduled to be the "Guests of Honor" at the National Prayer Breakfast held at the White House the year the bill was introduced, both are friends of Rick Warren, NOM, FRC, AFA etc. You want to stop the damn bill write to President Obama, Secretary Clinton and your Senators to demand that if the Disgusting Bill, that still has death penalties in it passes the US will cut off all Aid of all kinds to Uganda. That is the only thing that stooped the damn bill on previous occasions and it is the only thing that will stop the damn thing this time.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 10:44 pm
signed, wth is wrong with the world :(
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:35 am
...Thought I signed yesterday...but, today I did!
 

Laurie H. (706)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:30 pm
Definitely signed//shared~~ Many Thanks Kit!!!!!!~~~
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:49 am
Already have. We also need to dump the C-street Republicans here that are fostering it there.
 

Chris W. (91)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:01 pm
We've reached 89% (89,432) of our 3rd NEW goal of 100,000 signers!
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