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You've probably heard that members of the Ugandan Parliament are, once again, moving forward with their Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- better known as the "Kill the Gays" bill because of its draconian consequences for LGBT Ugandans and their allies. The bill calls for imprisonment or death to those who are LGBT, imprisonment for those who help LGBT folks, and even imprisonment for those who know that someone is LGBT and don't report them to the authorities.

Where did this bill come from? The United States.
This bill was created and the fires beneath it were stoked by American right-wing evangelicals like Scott Lively, Rick Warren, Lou Engle, and many others. Though some have now backtracked from their role in moving this bill forward, many are pressing forward -- delighted at their success.. The worst part is that there are also American politicians who are connected through a secretive group called "The Family" who have the power to put an end to this bill, but refuse to do so.

This bill just hit the docket for consideration, and will come up for debate and a vote very shortly. Will you join our call to American politicians to denounce the bill and spare LGBT Ugandans from almost-certain death?

org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6…

Unfortunately, this bill is no joke. The consequences for LGBT Ugandans are severe, and we've been in contact with several groups that have organizers on the ground right now. There's a very small window of opportunity right now to publicly call out those American elected officials who could -- if they chose to do so -- step in with their friends at the Ugandan Parliament and ask them to kill this bill.

The pressure is on to save our LGBT Ugandan sisters and brothers from the harm that American evangelicals and politicians have heaped on them. Can you take just two minutes to sign this petition, which we will deliver to the American politicians who can step in right away and put a stop to this horrifying bill?

org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6…

Thank you -- and please share this petition as widely as possible in order to shout the truth through the halls of Congress and to let our sisters and brothers in Uganda know that we have their backs...

For equality,

Felipe, Heather, Robin, and the GetEQUAL community


I'd just like to note "The Family" does in fact refer to Focus on the Family/The Family Institute and its branches, such as the state ones like The Illinois Family Institute. I'd also like to remind everyone Exodus International was also backing this bill.
These are hateful organizations that want to kill people.
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:iconjenny345:
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I may not condone their sin but I agree that they should not be killed. That would be murder. God condemns murder. 
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Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Killing the Gays is not the right thing to do. I agree.
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Sonic-13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Rick Warren definitely doesn't support this bill, take caution in slandering others in peaceful protest.
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Dametora Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Rick Warren is an anti-gay pastor who has had major work in Uganda about HIV/AIDS-stopping.
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RaineSageRocks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Just reading about this bill and knowing that someone dared to create such a horrendous and seemingly inhumane thing fills me with deep anger. I mean, good god. Flat-out disgusting, the amount of intolerance shown by this thing.
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Dayglo14 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is infuriating and horrible. I can't BELIEVE people like this even exist!
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vampiregirl2505 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really this is just as bad as hitler but its not towards jews but at everyone which is just.. wrong what r they going to do? kill every kid in there school, parents at their work? or how about there family members this is wrong i hope they reasize this isnt about them and there issuse but about how the world will reacted to what this bill will do
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BeatleChub Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:iconfacepaulmplz: things like this make me doubt people's humanity. why would anyone rather see two men or women holding guns than holding hands?
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Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
... Really? :stare: Fucking Really? There's already enough strife over in Africa, and some fucknuggets decide to make it even worse. Why? Because they dislike LGBT individuals. For no fucking reason. I don't even know why homophobia exists in the first place, but these dumbasses took it to a whole new level of bullshit. This better be some kind of cruel joke.

I would vote against it in a heartbeat - But alas - I am only a child.

One thing I have to say, if this is passed, and the only way it could is if those cunts cheat, the U.N. better get off their ass and do something about it. There are enough men, women, and children suffering in Uganda as is, and LGBT individuals getting brutally massacred is not helping.
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BeatleChub Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
i wish children could have some sort of say in the government. but, what do we know? it's not like we're trying to be peaceful and have humanity or something. [sarcasm]
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Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
That isn't what I meant. I said nothing about children controlling the Government. That would be stupid. What I meant was kids, as in youths, not small kids, should be able to protest against bullshit such as LGBT genocide. About voting against it, I wish I was 18+ so I could.
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BeatleChub Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
well, yeah, 5 year olds wouldnt know what to do.
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AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
The people trying to pass this bill should go back to the 1400 or something... :|
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KnightLycoris Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Uganda, I see you are ever the epitome of tolerance and open mindedness as always.

......................./sarcasm
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waterflower14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
linking this to my journal, if that's okay with you? I won't do it unless/until I get your permission
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
It's perfectly fine.
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Moon12345678 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is this, the freaking Ugandan holocaust?!
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SnailPropulsionLabs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Avaaz also has a petition on this, just a note.

I saw 'the worlds worst place to be gay' where the gay journalist went to Uganda, Shocking how gleeful the politician was about his bill.
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Yes, I got an email from them too. Christmas gift indeed!
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slycooper972 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
this is awful! i'm afraid cuz i'm bisexual..i dont want people to put me to death!
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It wouldn't let me submit. >.<" It said something about not allowing more than 20 E-Mails?
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PS2addictedlioness Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I myself will rip out those USA assholes' back bones.
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Adaria48 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Done! I hope this bill is destroyed!
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Imaginative-Light77 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pure evil, this bill! We cannot let this get passed!
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lucas420 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh!! how horrible.
i didnt sign the first time and i felt bad, so i will sign it this time to make up for that!!!
to kill someone for something so silly as that.. :no:

[good mituna icon <3]
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GarudaX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this bill didn't pass...?
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
It was merely shelved.
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
They're trying to do it again.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Sheer barbarism. All foreign aid to Uganda should be stopped until they relent.
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August-Everlong Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely horrible. If this passes, and it actually begins to take effect, doesn't the UN have to intervene, as this is denial of basic human rights?
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Well, considering they don't intervene with a lot of human rights violations, I doubt they would this.
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AllianceInAlicante Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't know if I can considering I'm underage >n>....
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infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If they prohibited underage people from signing it'd be no different than judging LGBTs... they'd judge you for your age.

I'd say speak out anyway
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infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Signed myself with a custom message added:

Senators,

Uganda is on the verge of passing a bill that will allow for the murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Ugandans. The worldwide network known as "The Family" has deep connections not only to you, but to this bill -- and it's a horrifying example of legislating morality that has gone too far and taken a sinister turn.

It is also against human moral values. Killing someone is bad enough... but killing them for something that is NOT A CHOICE by them (such as LGBT), is beyond immoral. What did they do wrong to society? Did they kill people? Did they steal or ruin assets? Are they not capable of work and contribution to society? I urge you to seriously re-consider these matters and look at what you're doing... not just to them individually... but also what you're doing to the image of humans. Would God be proud of what you're doing? Would your fellow citizens be proud? What if you were in the same place that LGBTs are in? How would you feel if someone was going to kill you just because you were LGBT?

...where has LOVE gone in society now-a-days? Where has Unity gone? Are we now just a bunch of crazy judgmental humans out to destroy each other because of this and that? Where is love? You have a heart. What's stopping you from using it?

...love is the unconditional acceptance of everyone regardless of any conditions whatsoever, whether it would be race, gender, sexual orientation, social status, wealth, health, occupation, moral values, and onward.

Let's
Overcome
Vein
Ethics

We are asking you to publicly denounce this bill and to call on your friends in the Ugandan Parliament to drop the bill in order to ensure that this murderous campaign does not continue.
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AllianceInAlicante Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I just did it:

"Senators,

Uganda is on the verge of passing a bill that will allow for the murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Ugandans. The worldwide network known as "The Family" has deep connections not only to you, but to this bill -- and it's a horrifying example of legislating morality that has gone too far and taken a sinister turn.

We are asking you to publicly denounce this bill and to call on your friends in the Ugandan Parliament to drop the bill in order to ensure that this murderous campaign does not continue.

It is immoral to kill someone in the first place and killing them over something they did not choose is completely horrendous! This Bill punishes people, human beings, for loving someone. What if you were punished or killed for loving someone? This Bill isn't the way.

Sincerely,
An LGBT Activist "
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infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"This Bill punishes people, human beings, for loving someone. "

Good point I didn't specifically think about that.
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AllianceInAlicante Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you. C:
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infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) You're welcome
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MandyMullins2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Signed, and I'm sharing this journal link in my journal (because you're better at explaining it than I am) :).
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trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
*sniff sniff* oh is that some Genocide I smell?
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:iconinfinitelove143:
infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God I can smell it too and it's making me sick to my stomach.
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trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
same here.
*gives ginger ale*
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:iconinfinitelove143:
infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
GINGER ALE!!!
*gulps down a cup*
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trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
you are most welcome
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infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hehe thanks :)
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Fits the definition!
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trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
word to that

ps. omg Mituna!!!
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind that I snatched this off you and put it on #inDISPUTE's front page <_<
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I don't mind at all! <3
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ying-yang-love Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
wow thats horrable! i hope it dosent pass!
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