TWO praises Obama for speaking out at National Prayer Breakfast against Uganda Hate Bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2010 /LGBT News - PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truth Wins Out praised President Barack Obama yesterday for his bold speech at the National Prayer Breakfast condemning Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The bill would imprison, hunt down and even execute gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The bill also threatens imprisonment for those who do not turn in their LGBT friends and family members to authorities.

In his speech, Obama said:

"We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are — whether it's here in the United States or, as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda."

The President's words were particularly powerful in the setting of this breakfast, which is hosted by the fundamentalist group known as The Family. This secretive organization is directly linked to the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda. The bill's sponsor, David Bahati, is a key member of The Family.

"We applaud President Obama for having the courage to confront those responsible for the heinous anti-gay bill in Uganda," said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of Truth Wins Out. "We hope that the President's laudable stand makes it clear to Family members in the United States and Uganda that the world is watching. Religion can no longer be used to justify bigotry, intolerance and persecution anywhere on the face of the earth."

Besen is the coordinator of The American Prayer Hour, which is an alternative to the National Prayer Breakfast. Fifteen national organization's launched the Prayer Hour this week to shine a spotlight on The Family's nefarious role in Uganda on the week of their annual National Prayer Breakfast. There are American Prayer Hour events in 20 cities across the nation.

"The easy and safe course would have been for President Obama to remain silent," said TWO's Besen. "Instead, he walked into The Family's house and held them accountable for their actions in Uganda. It was a huge victory for human rights and the president's actions were courageous and honorable."

Truth Wins Out is a New York City-based non-profit organization that fights religious extremism and the ex-gay industry.

SOURCE Truth Wins Out



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