Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-01-18
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


  TODAY'S BUZZ

Leading promoter of Uganda's "Kill-the-Gays" bill to be honored in Chicago suburb
From a news release
2011-09-29

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Gay Liberation Network Plans Sat., October 15th Protest

A stridently anti-gay organization, "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" (AFTAH), is planning to honor Scott Lively, a principal proponent of Uganda's proposed death penalty bill for gays, at its annual banquet Saturday, October 15th at the Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL.

The Gay Liberation is initiating a protest at 6 PM that night and invites all individuals and organizations who believe in civil rights to join in protest against one of the foremost American advocates of violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

Scott Lively journeyed to Uganda in 2009 with other U.S. evangelical gay bashers to stage a "Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda" even though homosexuality was already illegal in that nation. Lively helped stoke anti-gay animus by playing the "child molestation" card, asserting that gays are "looking for other people to prey upon, and that when they see someone from a broken home, it's like they have a flashing neon sign over their head … male homosexuality has not traditionally been adult to adult, it's been adult to teenager. … The gay movement is an evil institution."

It was following Lively's "seminar" that legislation was introduced into the Ugandan parliament that would impose the death penalty for so-called "aggravated homosexuality." All gay meetings would be banned under this draconian measure, and heterosexuals could be jailed as well for any advocacy of homosexuality or defense of gay people. Lively has supported this further criminalizing of homosexuality, even as some evangelicals like Rick Warren have distanced themselves from it. (Lively advised against death sentences for Ugandan gays, but only because it might result in "public sympathy" for them; he prefers forced "rehabilitation.")

More recently, Lively justified anti-gay violence when David Kato, Uganda's leading gay advocate, was murdered. Lively wrote, "It is as if the militant ranks of 'Code Pink' were transported back to 1890s America to agitate for 'sexual freedom.' Our great grandparents would not have countenanced this. There would have been violence, as there has now been in Uganda." [emphasis added]

AFTAH's Executive Director, Peter LaBarbera, has also spoken in favor of the Ugandan bill, and AFTAH is cited as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, as is Lively's Abiding Truth Ministries. LaBarbera has been hot-wired into Illinois Republican politics for years, serving as the primary local booster of the Alan Keyes senatorial campaign in 2004 and pairing closely with Jim Oberweis's multiple campaigns for governor and senator. Twice LaBarbera has put considerable effort into attempts to get anti-gay referenda on Illinois' ballot, trying to mimic the hate climate that accompanied California's Proposition 8.

Those traveling to the anti-AFTAH protest from Chicago are invited to meet other activists in front of the Ogilvie Metra station at 500 W. Madison at 4:10 PM, Saturday, October 15 to travel on the train to the protest. For more information, email the Gay Liberation Network at LGBTliberation@aol.com


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Felicia, 36, and Miguel Barahona, 4, dead of hate violence, intimate partner violence 2017-01-18
World: Pakistan census, South African channel, shocking Brazilian crime 2017-01-18
Survey of 50,000+ youth reveals post-election spike in bullying, harassment 2017-01-18
Activists want to quash Uptown TIF subsidy 2017-01-18
Torres to work with Howard Brown 2017-01-18
Poll: 10M LGBTQs reside in U.S. 2017-01-18
Wife of Orlando shooter arrested 2017-01-16
Berlin washroom vandalized 2017-01-15
Justice Dept.: Pattern of rights violations in Chicago Police Dept. 2017-01-13
Attack on Affordable Care Act: Lambda Legal urges action to save lives 2017-01-11
Two-spirit transgender woman killed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2017-01-09
Intimate partner violence homicide in Newport News, Virginia 2017-01-06
Mesha Caldwell, transgender woman of color, killed in Mississippi 2017-01-06
Thousand Waves to Offer Free Workshop on Self-Defense, Bystander Intervention 2017-01-04
Timber Creek owners file court appeal 2017-01-04
Know Your Rights: Ensuring Equality for LGBTQ Employees 2016-12-28
New tracking tool for religious bills launched 2016-12-28
HB2 repeal fails 2016-12-28
National roundup: Pulse lawsuit, lesbian judge removed, artists against Ivanka 2016-12-27
Looking back: National news 2016-12-26
Miss. man pleads guilty to hate crime in trans murder 2016-12-23
Judge issues decision in Open Meetings suit 2016-12-23
Community, labor, faith leaders to join in January 14 mobilization for resistance 2016-12-22
Report looks at LGBT social-justice groups 2016-12-21
Schock pleads not guilty to charges 2016-12-21
Johnson HIV conviction reversed 2016-12-20
Gun Violence Prevention PAC IL on weekend Chicago gun violence, Fernwood 2016-12-19
U.S. House aims to cut crucial LGBTQ protections 2016-12-16
New tracking tool for religious imposition bills 2016-12-16
Civil rights leader in lawsuit against American Airlines 2016-12-16
Mississippi's anti-LGBT law reaches 5th Circuit: Lambda Legal joins opening briefs 2016-12-16
Lambda Legal goes to 11th Circuit for security guard forced out for being a lesbian 2016-12-15
Louisiana Judge strikes down Governor's Executive Order protecting LGBTQ state workers 2016-12-14
All Survivors Project to study, shape policy on male sexual victimization in war 2016-12-14
Transgender employee in Louisiana prevails in employment discrimination case 2016-12-14
HRC highlights anti-LGBTQ state bills, Illinois protections, laws, legislative proposals 2016-12-14
International Human Rights Day: LGBTIQ activists urge Trump to uphold human rights 2016-12-12
MOMBIAN Of hate and hope 2016-12-07
World news: India's pride, Romanian court, Prince Harry/Rihanna 2016-12-06
NCAVP mourns intimate partner violence homicide of Dalia Elhefny Sabae in PA 2016-12-05
 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.