·Even After Death, Abuse Against Gays Continues
·Bodies of gays in Senegal desecrated amid rising homophobia across Africa
This Friday Feb. 5, 2010 photo shows Ousmane Diallo holding a picture of his son Madieye Diallo
Madieye Diallo's body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended on the weedy cemetery with shovels. They yanked out the corpse, spit on its torso, dragged it away and dumped it in front of the home of his elderly parents.
The scene of May 2, 2009 was filmed on a cell phone and the video sold at the market. It passed from phone to phone, sowing panic among gay men who say they now feel like hunted animals.
"I locked myself inside my room and didn't come out for days," says a 31-year-old gay friend of Diallo's who is ill with HIV. "I'm afraid of what will happen to me after I die. Will my parents be able to bury me?"
A wave of intense homophobia is washing across Africa, where homosexuality is already illegal in at least 37 countries.
In the last year alone, gay men have been arrested in Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. In Uganda, lawmakers are considering a bill that would sentence homosexuals to life in prison and include capital punishment for 'repeat offenders.' And in South Africa, the only country that recognizes gay rights, gangs have carried out so-called "corrective" rapes on lesbians. HERE
ANGLICAN/GLOBAL SOUTH and GAFCON PRIMATES/accomplices ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE for the instigating of fear and hate against LGBT Anglicans in Africa?
DO YOU ¨Know Not What You Do¨ AS YOU PERSECUTE OTHER CHRISTIANS?
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Peter J. Akinola, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Justice Akrofi, Archbishop, Anglican Province of West Africa
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop, Anglican Church of Rwanda
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Valentino Mokiwa, Archbishop, Anglican Church of Tanzania
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Gregory Venables, Presiding Bishop, Province of the Southern
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop, Anglican Church of Kenya
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, Archbishop, Church of Nigeria (Anglican
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Henry L. Orombi, Archbishop, Anglican Church of Uganda
REPENT:The Most Rev’d Peter Jensen, Archbishop, (not Primate) Diocese of Sydney
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Become an Anglican HERO and fight BIGOTRY, EXCLUSION, DEMONZING, MARGINALIZING and FEAR and HATE directed against LGBT Christians/others at The Anglican Communion and beyond!
TAKE ACTION: The ANGLICAN UN, United Nations, HUMAN RIGHTS Observer, Mrs Hellen Grace Wangusa from Uganda, has an office and staff provided by the Episcopal Church (USA) at the Church Center 815 Second Avenue, New York, 10017. The direct office line is (001) 212-716- 6263 and the email address email@example.com
Lionel Deimel, HERO, click HERE,¨No Anglican Covenant¨
A Message from Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Anglican HERO
"Uganda's parliament is debating legislation that would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment, and more discriminatory legislation has been debated in Rwanda and Burundi. These are terrible backward steps for human rights in Africa. Our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters across Africa are living in fear.¨
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