Gay Rights Advocates Protest Outside Ugandan Consulate
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CHICAGO (CBS) – Gay rights advocates – including a few Chicago ministers – stood in front of the Ugandan consulate on the South Side today to pray for a change in the way Uganda treats gays.
Putting the gay rights advocates’ thoughts into perspective – Bishop James Wilkowski of the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest:
“Despite the difficulties we’ve seen this week in the controversies over, of all things, the Duck Dynasty television program, that pales in comparison to our seeing people in any country, in any society being murdered primarily for their orientation.”
The nation of Uganda has passed legislation that would imprison gays for life. The president of Uganda has yet to sign it.
“We’re looking at, really, a new version of Nazism,” says Bishop Wilkowski.
The Ugandan consul general in Chicago has not returned a call from WBBM.