Uganda facepalm

Last Friday, Rachel Maddow had a segment on the opposition to all the anti-gay sentiment in Uganda, centering around the recent murder of gay rights activist David Kato. A bishop there spoke at his funeral, and Maddow played an excerpt of the video. Here is part of the transcript:

I’m not lgbt but I know people that are lgbt and I respect them for what they are and I believe they are going to heaven. They are going to heaven. If they don’t believe, that’s another matter about you if you are a believer, don’t be discouraged.

Even the more liberal, ecumenical religious leaders who lean more towards universalism than their fundamentalist counterparts in Uganda can’t seem to help bashing non-believers. They can respect the LGBT community for what they are, but they can’t respect the freethought community for what they are.


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