U.S. evangelicals, including a Southern California pastor, have been linked to passage of repressive bill
Hear our radio interview with Bishop Terry Angel Mason on KNSJ 89.1 FM Descanso today at 5 p.m. along with the full East County Magazine Show, or listen to a podcast of his interview here: http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/5nscnmv12w/AngelMason-Uganda.mp3
By Miriam Raftery
April 2, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Bishop Terry Angel Mason wants to bring his fiancé and their two adopted, orphaned children to America from Uganda. But his family is now in hiding –because of a new law in Uganda that criminalizes homosexuality and imposes a life in prison sentence on gay people, as well as anyone falsely accused of being gay.
The law further requires that doctors, pastors, journalists and others inform authorities about the identities of gays and prohibits all discussion of gay rights issues. The law is fueling hate crimes, including beatings and burnings of gay people. Nor is Uganda alone; other African nations have also passed restrictive laws penalizing gay people, creating a climate of fear.