Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
The Ugandan Parliament is considering an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would criminalize homosexual acts and even impose the death-penalty for repeat offenders or those who are HIV+. In addition, the bill would require anyone (including pastors, health care providers, counselors and even family members) to turn over to the authorities those suspected of homosexual behavior.
Not only is this against every person's right to life and liberty, but it would make the work of pastors to minister to homosexuals difficult if not impossible. I believe that our call as followers of Jesus Christ is to share the transforming truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and extend the love of God through our compassion and love for all.
Passing a bill such as this would not extend the grace and loving-kindness which would draw people to the redeeming work of the Cross.
Therefore, I have signed a letter to Uganda’s President and First Lady Museveni along with Alan Chambers (President of Exodus International), Randy Thomas (Vice President of Exodus International) and Dr. Warren Throckmorton (Member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors). This letter expresses our grave concerns with this legislation and requests that the President not support this bill.
You can read the letter by clicking the image above. Please join us in voicing our opposition to this bill by joining the Facebook group started by my friend, Dr. Throckmorton.