Thursday, January 26, 2012

David Kato

David Kato, the founder of Uganda's gay rights movement was murdered a year ago today.

The official police reports say it was a robbery (first they said it was over an attempted seduction).

How stupid do they think we are?

The man got death threats daily. A local newspaper in a front page editorial called for his death. He stood alone against a government effort to criminalize and kill gays and lesbians inspired and funded by American evangelicals.

May he rest in peace, and may the small seed planted with him and watered with his blood grow into a mighty tree.


Leonard said...

May Anglican MP David Bahati and Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi stop perpetuating, lies injustice and hatred against LGBT Anglicans/others in Uganda at Church at at Parliament...Anglican David Kato was a victim of the promoting of hate against LGBT citizens in Uganda by irresponsible American and Ugandan religious extremists who seem to delight in demeaning others.

Counterlight said...

And Scott Lively is still trying to wash Kato's blood off his hands.

"All the perfumes of Arabia ..."

Erika Baker said...

That was a terrible day. Thank you for remembering him.