Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), is a member of an influential evangelical network in Washington, D.C. known as "The Family." The network has very close ties to both Parliamentarians and the President in Uganda, who are currently championing an Anti-Homosexuality Bill that will result in gay people being sentenced to death in Uganda.
Among other provisions, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will imprison straight allies of gay people, imprison anyone who talks favorably about same-sex marriage, imprison parents who don't out their gay or lesbian children, and murder any gay people who are caught in what the government considers "aggravated homosexuality."
Rep. Stupak has clear connections to "The Family," and "The Family" has clear connections to politicians in Uganda championing this draconian anti-gay legislation. It's time for Rep. Stupak to clearly come out against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and repudiate any involvement by U.S. evangelicals abroad that could result in the murder or imprisonment of people because of their sexual orientation.
This petition will be sent to Congressman Bart Stupak, as well as his Chief of Staff, Scott Schloegel.
- Chief of Staff
It has recently been revealed that an evangelical network to which you have close connections, known as "The Family," has very strong ties to several anti-gay legislators in Uganda. These legislators include Ugandan Parliamentarian David Bahati, as well as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who have put forward an "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" that will, if passed, lead to the murder and imprisonment of gay and lesbian people in Uganda, as well as their family members.
Congressman Stupak, I urge you to condemn Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and use whatever influence you might have within this network to call for its defeat. This bill, among other things, will: sentence gay people to death for engaging in certain consensual sexual acts; imprison anyone who speaks favorably about same-sex marriage; and imprison parents for not outing their gay or lesbian children to the government. It's a gross violation of human rights, and it's a bill that deserves to be condemned across both sides of the political aisle.
Your affiliation with "The Family" gives you a unique position to speak out about this heinous piece of legislation. Failing to do so is not only a missed opportunity to stop an abusive piece of legislation from becoming law, it's also tacit approval of the type of gross human rights violations that will occur if Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" takes effect.
Please, Congressman, condemn this piece of legislation now.
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