Prayer Breakfast Spokesperson: Bahati’s Not Coming

Jim Burroway

January 19th, 2010

Warren Throckmorton posted this extremely short statement from Ambassador Richard Swett, who Warren identifies as National Prayer Breakfast spokesperson. Since neither the Family nor the National Prayer Breakfast has a web site where these things could be verified, I’ll have to take his word for it. The statement says that Uganda’s MP David Bahati, the guy behind the proposal to lock up Uganda’s gays and throw away the key (the ones he doesn’t want killed, at least), is not coming to the Family-sponsored event on February 4th:

Ambassador Richard Swett, a longtime associate of the Fellowship Foundation since his days in Congress in the early ’90s, confirmed the accuracy of Mr. Hunter\’s report to Warren Throckmorton. He went on to state, “The National Prayer Breakfast is an organization that builds bridges of understanding between all peoples, religions and beliefs and has never advocated the sentiments expressed in Mr. Bahati\’s legislation.”

For more information, contact Bob Hunter at

That’s a very good start. Now how about sending this statement to Ugandan media? And what about Sen. Inhofe, who is identified as the Family’s point man with Ugandan president Yoweri Miseveni?

Update: I was called away and neglected to finish my thought on Sen. Inhofe. He’s the guy who was been identified as the point man for Uganda. He has met recently with leaders on the region about the insurgency by the murderous Lord’s Resistance Army, so we know he is currently active in the region to put a stop to those violations of human rights.

But going back to the broader questions I raised this morning, there is another egregious threat to human rights that we have yet to see any aubstantive action. I really hope I’m wrong, but there hasn’t even been a hint to suggest this is even on his radar. I hope the Family’s opposition to this bill extends to their point man in Uganda, and not just statements for domestic consumption at home.

Bob Hunter

January 19th, 2010

Who would you recommend I send it to in Uganda? Do you have the addresses? I’d be happy to do so and to anyone else you recommend. Please feel free to do it yourself if you so desire.

Also, FYI, Sen. Inhofe did agree with our earlier statements that Bahati was not coming.

Al Tinsley

January 19th, 2010

You just know Bahati is thinking “WTF, I did what they wanted!”


January 19th, 2010

Firstly, congratulations Bob on being the only descent member of ‘The Family’ and the NPB to actually adress this issue without pussy footing around it. Unfortunately, (or fortunately for the general public), the family as an organisation has now been publicly and quite shamefully linked to this bill for the execution of human beings…..even all the way over here in Australia your organisation is being tarnished because of its dispicable actions and endorsements of this behaviour.

If your organisation has any morsal of a heart and christian values left, your members will publicly denounce this legislation. You and your organisation also know exactly who to contact in Uganda: Bahati, Mossevini and Sempo!!


January 20th, 2010

I hope that David Bahati is placed on the Do Not Fly List and is denied entrance to the United States. He has said that he is going to the US and the UK.

I did write the White House to tell them that I think it is inappropriate at best to allow advocates of mass murder and genocide into the United States. If we are going to deny entrance to anyone, people like Bahati should be at the top of the list. It would also send an unmistakable message to Museveni.

John Doucette

January 20th, 2010

Ambassador Richard Swett, a longtime associate of the Fellowship Foundation since his days in Congress in the early ‘90s, confirmed the accuracy of Mr. Hunter’s report to Warren Throckmorton. He went on to state, “The National Prayer Breakfast is an organization that builds bridges of understanding between all peoples, religions and beliefs….”

Except for gay people. And probably anybody who is not a conservative “Christian”.

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