How are they related?
Are they related?
Uganda executes gay people, you know.
In America gays are at least allowed to breathe. Allowed to live. Even allowed to marry! (in some states!)
But in Uganda? They are put to death. It is literally illegal to be gay in Uganda.
Pretty scary stuff.
A few years ago, the United States tried to pass a bill, H Res 1064. The purpose of this bill was rather simple: to condemn the execution of gays in Uganda. Sounds decent, right? Even to the most conservative Christians, I would hope.
But The Family Research Council stepped in and spent a whopping $25,000 lobbying federal lawmakers to halt its passage! It was not passed.
And where does the Family Research Council receive funding?
Forget DADT and DOMA. We are talking execution of innocents.
Forget gay marriage for a second.
Let's talk about the death penalty for gays.
I wholeheartedly agree with Voltaire's quote:
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
Barring franchises is un-American.
It seems now that the Chick-Fil -A debacle is more than "gay marriage" and "gay rights". Even more than speech! It is about funding a hate group.
It's about funding Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill and the horrors that go along with it.
Can someone please tell me the difference between Hitler's execution of gays in Nazi Germany and the execution of Ugandan homosexuals? Maybe I'm completely off base?
"I think that the supreme court decision Lawrence v Texas which overturned sodomy laws in this country was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions for homosexual behavior. We should outlaw gay behavior." -Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council, [Feb 2, 2012]
So please, carry on and enjoy "Chick Fil A appreciation day" if that's what you choose. I would never stop you from doing so. Just remember what and who you are funding.
Sigh. I really didn't want to post about this y'all. I didn't. =(
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