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Christian Post Lies About Uganda

In a Christian Post article about Rick Warren's just-issued denouncement of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, we find this paragraph:
Uganda is one of the only places in the world where engaging in homosexual activity is considered a crime, punishable by fines and jail time, with some government members pushing to make same-sex acts a capital punishment offense. Some reports stated that Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga had announced that the capital punishment proposal would be dropped as a "Christmas gift" to gay rights advocates, but others have said that it still remains unclear what the Uganda government will actually decide.
As we know all too well, homosexuality is a crime in 76 countries, hardly making Uganda "one of the only places." But perhaps the more annoying lie in the above-linked article regards Rebecca Kadaga, who was asked by local clergy to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act as a "Christmas gift to Christians."   In fact, last month the BBC quoted Kadaga as saying, "Ugandans want that law as a Christmas gift. They have asked for it and we'll give them that gift."

Don't expect the Christian Post to make a retraction.

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