On Monday, Uganda President Yoweri Musevini signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which includes life imprisonment for repeat offenders and jail time for people who fail to report homosexuals to police. This the latest on the repercussions of the world’s most homophobic legislation.
The 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been now passed by Uganda's parliament. The President could sign it into law as early as tomorrow as LGBT people fear further persecution in the conservative country.
Activist David Kato, whose name and photograph was published in a tabloid story that promised to out 100 homosexuals next to a headline reading 'hang them', was bludgeoned to death in his home near the capital; tabloid editor says he has no regrets about the story despite Kato's death.
Uganda's notorious Pastor Martin Ssempa is one of eight anti-gay Christian activists who have been charged for allegedly conspiring to blackmail and injure the reputation of another pastor by accusing him of sexual assault of another man.
David Bahati, the Ugandan MP responsible for the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently under consideration, is found to be linked to “The Fellowship”, a US-based religious and political organisation that is "waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe."
The influence of US evangelical Christians on Uganda's anti-gay bill has been well-documented by the media, but this 40-minute film by Mariana van Zeller is the first to examine the growing influence of American religious groups that has led to a movement to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.