Christian Today reports:
Charismatic preacher Joyce Meyer has spoken out against Uganda’s highly contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
In a statement released Monday, Meyer said it is “increasingly evident” that the Bill introduced in the Ugandan parliament is a “profoundly offensive, dangerous and disturbing attack on the very foundation of individual liberties and human rights afforded not only to the good citizens of Uganda, but on the at-large global community”.
“If enacted, this hostile legislation will also further, and adversely, serve as a major setback in the global health efforts to combat Uganda’s Aids epidemic and reduce the record-high infection rates among the country’s HIV population, an already at-risk community that could be further ostracised, threatened, and targeted as potential criminals,” she added, echoing comments from groups like World Vision.
Proposed last October, Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill seeks to strengthen the criminalisation of homosexuality in Uganda by introducing the death penalty for people who are considered serial offenders, are suspected of “aggravated homosexuality” and are HIV-positive, or who engage in sexual acts with those under 18 years of age.
“As a global society, we do not have to agree, endorse or condone the lifestyle choices of others. However, history has taught us that we equally cannot and should not excuse those who would hide behind religion or misuse God’s word to justify bigotry and persecution,” she insisted.
Similar to Joyce Meyer, I do not have to agree with the lifestyle choise of homosexuals to condemn this Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a gross injustice that contravenes the grace of God and the teachings of Jesus.
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