Results tagged “africa” from Last Word

In a videotaped interview with The Guardian news agency, the much lauded President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, told a reporter that she and her country were not interested in decriminalizing sexual relations between gay people. In an edited 2-1/2 minute clip, President Sirleaf would not even speak about homosexuality, only referring to the topic as "that" and "that area." Sirleaf ... [Read]

Dr. Rachel Maddow questioning the ex-gay promoter Richard Cohen on his ties to the upcoming bill in Uganda which in part calls for the imprisonment and/or execution of gay people. Cohen and his ridiculous "International Healing Foundation" have had close relations with the top proponents of the "kill the gays" bill, as have other ex-gay proponents, and many other ... [Read]

''Homosexuality will not be promoted, encouraged or supported in Uganda.... It is never, ever, a standard practice in the civilised world for a diplomat to address the press of a country in which he or she is serving on how the host country is handling affairs of its land.... It is clear to government and whoever cares to understand ... [Read]

"We have to stand against any efforts to marginalize and criminalize and penalize members of the LGBT community worldwide." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the White House World AIDS Day press event in reference to U.S. funding of HIV/AIDS programs in Africa and the controversy surrounding a proposed "Anti-Homosexual Bill" introduced in Uganda's Parliament that would criminalize homosexuality ... [Read]

''The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations.'' Saddleback Church leader Rick Warren responding to a request from Newsweek ... [Read]