National Prayer "Hour" ?

  • GQjock

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    Feb 05, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
    Yesterday was the annual National Prayer Breakfast
    The National Prayer Breakfast that is hosted by the FAMILY
    The right wing advocacy group that was shown to be implicit in the Ugandan Kill The Gays Bill
    Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton attended But they both spoke very eloquently about how gays and lesbians are being beaten and used as a scapegoat by religion

    They spoke how religion is being abused and used to hurt people around the world

    Now there is an alternate view of the Prayer Breakfast called the National Prayer Hour
    Hopefully next year and in the coming years politicians will peel away from this lunatic fringe and come over to the National Prayer Hour


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  • lopakados

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    Feb 05, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    thank you for posting this - it is very enlightening. I don't agree with a number of things Hillary Clinton endorses but I was very impressed that she took such a bold stand against the treatment of gays and lesbians in Uganda.
    I would love to see the national prayer hour continue annually. It's a good thing that the truth about the family is coming to light.
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    Feb 05, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    I used to be dating a woman who was in the line of succession in the Ugandan Royal Family, one of the princesses. Her father was the King (Wampamba), and her uncle was the former President (Binaisa), and I knew Binaisa fairly well, having spent a number of nights in the ex-President's home in Brooklyn, NY, when he was a college professor here in the US.

    The Princess knew of my basic Gayness (although I do like women sometimes, too) and told me that her uncle would be very unhappy if he knew I was Gay, although she had no real problem with it, and had even visited my long-time boyfriend at his home in Manhattan with me when we would go up to NYC.

    It truly saddens me that the Ugandans feel this way, as I must say that family, and Mr. Binaisa (or Uncle Godfrey as we all knew him) were always VERY kind to me, and I'll always look back on those days with great fondness.

    We need to figure out a way to stop being so polarized in this world. It's gonna lead to nothing but grief. And that need to learn to be more moderate probably goes for me, too!