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Uganda’s Kill Gays Bill author not coming to US National Prayer Breakfast

Timothy Kincaid

January 18th, 2010

David Bahati, the author of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality bill which, if passed would dole out penalties of death or life imprisonment to Uganda’s gay population and prison sentences for their heterosexual friends, told the Sunday Monitor that he would be traveling to the United States in February to attend – and perhaps speak at – the National Prayer Breakfast.

Dr. Warren Throckmorton has followed up on that claim and reports it to be incorrect.

However, according to Bob Hunter and others with the Fellowship Foundation, Bahati was invited months ago to come to Washington DC only as a volunteer and not to attend the NPB event. According to these sources, Bahati declined the invitation prior to introducing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. According to Mr. Hunter, the Monitor article and Bahati’s statements came as a complete surprise to the NPB officials here. However, in the event the article was accurate, the NPB officials and Congressional leaders were taking action to assure that Bahati did not come to any of the meetings.

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

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Richard W. Fitch
January 18th, 2010 | LINK

Could it be that The Family decided Bahati’s appearance would pose to much of a security risk? There has been sufficient coverage of the AHB2009 in the NYT, Maddow, et al, that someone could plan to retaliate. That could be a bit unpleasant with a room filled with Congressmen and the POTUS.

david
January 18th, 2010 | LINK

There is a petition in any case

http://www.petitiononline.com/crosswix/petition.html

Tom in Lazybrook
January 18th, 2010 | LINK

Are there any Malawians invited to the National Prayer Breakfast?

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