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American Pastor, Former Counselor to Ted Haggard, Killed In Uganda Car Accident

Jim Burroway

October 31st, 2011
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Rev. Leo Godzich, associate pastor at Phoenix First Assembly of God and a member of Ted Haggard’s counseling team after his disgrace, has died in an automobile accident while in Uganda. Godzich ran NAME (National Association of Marriage Enhancement), and he was reportedly in Uganda on a speaking tour about marriage. In addition to being a part of Haggard’s “restoration team” who reportedly met with Haggard once a week for more than a year, Godzich had campaigned against a 1992 proposal to amend Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation.



Jay Jonson
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He was no doubt in Uganda to support the “kill the gays” bill. Speaking of Uganda, Lonely Planet has chosen Uganda as the number one travel destination for 2012. A lot of readers of their website are unhappy. Blogs posted at Joe.My God. and are also unhappy with Lonely Planet, which is the world’s biggest publisher of travel guides. The editor of their website says they knew (and condemn) the Kill the Gays bill, but chose the country anyway.

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I’m pretty sure I know what Rev. Godzich would have had to say had a leading gay rights advocate been killed in such a tragic way.

RIP anyway.

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Since these idiots believe that God brought devistation on Joplin due to Gays that they MUST also believe that God took this life because he does not condone the gay-bashing going on in Uganda….too bad, so sad….NOT!

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“I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.” ~ Clarence Darrow

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Perhaps God has finally had enough of these hypocrites using his name in vane.

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Didn’t he have enough people to bilk out of their money back home?

Ray Harwick
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Twain: “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

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Well, these things come in threes, and this low life and that other low life from North Carolina, James Forrester, both bought the farm, appropriately enough on Halloween. Who’s next?

November 1st, 2011 | LINK

I posted a comment here the other day which was removed, is this site really so strigently censored?

Like several of the posters above I posted a quote, I did not credit the source, Betty Davis.

“Mother always said you should speak nicely of the dead…he’s dead? How nice.

Was this any more offensive than the quotes and opinions others posted here?

Timothy Kincaid
November 1st, 2011 | LINK

Actually, we’re not, Tyger. I’d say we only remove at most a comment or two per week, often going for weeks without a problem.

I’m not exactly sure why yours was removed and, as I didn’t remove it and Jim is generally more tolerant, perhaps it just tripped some program’s trigger and dumped itself into moderation.

That being said, is that comment really so reflective of your thinking and character that you are indignant that it wasn’t read? Yikes.

Betty Davis is known for many things. Few of them are attributes that I want in my obituary.

November 3rd, 2011 | LINK

The Marriage and Divorce Bill has been getting lots of attention in Uganda… those opposed to the Marriage and Divorce Bill are mostly from the same group that supported Bahati’s bill… Anti-gay religious fundamentalists and those pushing their version of “culture” which amounts to a stubborn mixture of homophobia, patriarchy and other stuff that spurns the universal nature of human rights as foreign/alien/unAfrican/western imperialism etc. Ssempa had a 30 minute poopooesque sermon/rant titled “the dangers of the marriage and divorce bill” recorded and repeated on radio. I suspect they’ve been inviting backup to oppose the marriage and divorce bill.

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