Family Research Council Lobbied Congress To Support Death Penalty Law For Homosexuals

By: Elise
Friday, June 4, 2010

Joe Jervis, from Joe. My. God. has the details on this one:

According to the FRC’s official lobbying report for the first quarter of 2010, they paid two of their henchmen $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals. The resolution passed in the Senate on April 13th, but remains languishing in the House almost four months after being referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Guardian has a good description of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law:

Homosexual acts are already punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Uganda. The private member’s bill, tabled last year, would raise that penalty to life in prison.

It proposes the death penalty for a new offence of “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive or a “serial offender”.

It could also lead to a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone failing to report within 24 hours the identities of any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered person.

Here’s what the mission statement of the FRC says:

Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.

This organization says they are promoting a Judeo-Christian values – I don’t see anything Christian about murdering people for who they love. Everyone who gave a penny to the Family Research Council contributed to their lobbying for a law that will kill people because of who they love.