RELIGION
04/04/2014 08:01 am ET Updated Apr 04, 2014

Uganda's Churches Defend Anti-Gay Legislation By Invoking Beloved African Saints

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On Monday, thousands of Ugandans rallied in Kampala to celebrate the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a law targeting Uganda's LGBT community with harsh legal sanctions and possible life imprisonment. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who signed the act into law in late February, spoke at the rally and denounced oral sex, "sodomy," and Western threats to withdraw aid from the East African country.

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