Accommodationists to Mass Murder?

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So, if you haven’t seen this, it appears that David Bahati, the main sponsor of Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, believes he is invited and will be attending the Family’s National Prayer Breakfast in February.

If you’ve been living in a cave for the last six months, Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill includes the death penalty for homosexuals.

In addition, the bill provides for sentences for non-homosexuals knowing homosexuals and not reporting them to authorities, and extradition from other countries (presumably including OURS) Ugandan nationals or others who committed the “offense” of homosexuality on Ugandan soil, and long prison sentences for homosexual “tendencies”.  If this bill were passed in Uganda the way it is, you could literally be imprisoned for looking at a person of the same sex the wrong way, and I quote:

4, Attempt to commit homosexuality.

(1) A person who attempts to commit the offence of homosexuality commits a felony and is liable on conviction to imprisonment seven years.

(2) A person who attempts to commit the offence of aggravated homosexuality commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life.

So, apparently, certain questions have been raised about this visit

Did the sponsors of the National Prayer Breakfast actually extend the invitation for David Bahati to visit?

If so, what will be the position of the Obama Administration on this?  Will he be permitted to come?

Right now, certain blogs are worried about this:

The prayer breakfast is held at the Washington Hilton, which is around the corner from my place. The President attends as do Cabinet Secretaries and members of Congress. If the Fellowship Foundation/The Family wants Bahati as its guest, then Barack Obama, his cabinet and our allies on Capitol Hill can’t go. It’s that simple.

I have a different attitude: let him come.

If the LGBT community does not use this as an opportunity to fight back, I don’t know what would be sufficient impetus than a foreign leader who advocates killing known homosexuals being welcomed to our soil with a kiss and open arms.

The National Prayer Breakfast is occurring on February 4th.  The location where the event is occurring is the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C.  According to Americablog:

Also, every U.S. President since Eisenhower has attended and spoken at the breakfast. Will President Obama agree to share the same room with these two would-be murderers?

If Mr. Bahati attends the National Prayer Breakfast, I would suggest to my LGBT friends and allies who can be in Washington on February 4th do the following:

-Ask the Hilton if and why they support hosting an event that welcomes an advocate of mass murder.

-Attempt to obtain an attendance list for all adult attendees to the National Prayer Breakfast.

-During the demonstration which undoubtedly will take place on that day, attempt to photograph any adult attendee who attends an event welcoming an advocate of mass murder.

-Confront and publish the names of anyone attempting to prevent the demonstration or the photographing of any adult who attends an event welcoming an advocate of mass murder.

-Publicly ask any prominent government official or celebrity why they attended an event welcoming an advocate of mass murder.

-Attempt to get into the event, both for purposes of disrupting the event and to find out who is there.

If the LGBT community refuses to tolerate nothing else, accommodationists to advocates of mass murder should not be let slip under the radar and down the memory hole.  If you knowingly tolerate a person who wants to have the blood of thousands or tens of thousands on his hands, some of that blood should get on you.

As for David Bahati, if you come here, I will not whine to our government about allowing you to our shores.  But if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.


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  1. you’ll want to keep this updated because if buhdy doesn’t get to it first you’ll be subject to malicious and random promotion by me.

    • Robyn on January 17, 2010 at 20:20

    …but one has to wonder if they would invite Heinrich Himmler to such a prayer breakfast.

  2. to simply shut up about this after making and then deleting about four comments.

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