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Uganda: New Anti-Gay Law Could Cost Museveni Millions in Aid

Posted February 25th, 2014 at 1:43 pm (UTC+0)
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Under a newly-enacted law in Uganda, anyone caught having same-sex relations could spend the rest of his or her life in prison.  Not only that, but anyone “attempting” or “aiding and abetting” homosexuality could get jail time, and even speaking one’s opinion of the issue out loud could have serious consequences. Despite appeals from President […]

US: Duck Dynasty Crying Fowl Over Free Speech Rights

Posted December 20th, 2013 at 10:30 pm (UTC+0)
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I’ve hesitated this week to blog about a big free speech debate that’s raging in America, because in the big, global picture, where gays in Uganda risk life in jail and activists in Syria simply disappear, it might seem embarrassingly petty.  But it is about free speech, something we Americans still tangle with. “Duck Dynasty” […]

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UPDATE: Elton John Plays Moscow, Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Posted December 7th, 2013 at 3:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Sir Elton John went ahead and played at Crocus City Hall in Moscow Friday night, December 6, pausing to explain why he decided to perform.  This full transcript of his remarks is provided on the Elton John Facebook page: “I have something to say. I have always loved coming here, coming to this country, ever […]

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