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Ugandan News Blog: “What Makes Someone Gay and Can People Change Orientation?”

Jim Burroway

January 14th, 2010

When I saw that title appear on the Uganda Talks blog of that nation’s The Independent newspaper this morning, I was prepared for the worst. But then I saw the byline: Warren Throckmorton. He alone among American evangelicals was out front on this issue clear back in March of last year. I hope this article is able to make its way into the print edition.

But this just goes to show that if those who claim to be against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill were really serious about their claims, they could quite easily demonstrate their sincerity rather than falling back to playing the part of a helpless dupe. But Exodus’ shirking their responsibility is a well-established pattern that is giving Christianity a black eye to millions of people around the world. As I said before: Uganda will forever be their legacy and their cowardly silence will become the indelible image of Christ seen by LGBT people the world over. And thousands of Ugandans — and many more thousands of Americans — will never forget it.

Click here to see BTB\’s complete coverage of the past year\’s anti-gay developments in Uganda.



Edward Miessner
January 17th, 2010 | LINK

And for us who are gay and Christian, this will make our choice in religion more difficult to justify to others.

Richard W. Fitch
January 17th, 2010 | LINK

As a person who believes sexual orientation is innate, I don’t try to defend that; and as a liberal Episcopalian, I can be proud of what the leadership of my church family is affirming.

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