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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Millionaire Gay Couple Sues to Force Church Wedding

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow have launched a legal challenge to the right of churches to opt out of gay weddings. (Surrogacy-UK/Wikimedia/Creative Commons)


Millionaire Gay Couple Sues to Force Church Wedding

http://www.charismanews.com/world/40685-millionaire-gay-couple-sues-to-force-church-wedding

10:00AM EDT 8/20/2013 The Christian Institute

Millionaire gay couple the Drewitt-Barlows have confirmed they have launched a legal challenge to the right of churches to opt out of gay weddings.

In fresh comments published by the Chelmsford Weekly News in the U.K. today, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said legal action had started.

“We’ve launched a challenge to the government’s decision to allow some religious groups to opt out of marrying same-sex couples," he said.

“We feel we have the right as parishioners in our village to utilize the church we attend to get married.

“It is no reflection on our local church, who have been nothing but supportive towards us. We understand their hands are tied by a higher group of people within the church.”

Earlier this month, Drewitt-Barlow said he and his civil partner, Tony, would go to court to force gay weddings on churches.

He said at the time, “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.

“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognize us.”

He added, “It upsets me because I want it so much—a big lavish ceremony, the whole works. I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

“As much as people are saying this is a good thing, I am still not getting what I want.”

A government bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.K. cleared Parliament earlier this year, and the first same-sex weddings are expected in 2014.

The legislation allows churches to opt out of performing gay weddings, and it specifically protects the Church of England.

However, top human rights lawyer Aidan O’Neill says protection for the Anglican Church is “eminently challengeable” in court.

A copy of O’Neill’s legal advice was sent to the prime minister in January, but Mr. Cameron nevertheless proceeded with the legislation.

Exposing the Skelton in the USA’s slave state : General Sejusa accuses President Museveni of Murdering opponents and colleagues



First Read:

General Sejusa Exposes Museveni’s plan to assassinate Generals and cadres opposed to the plan to have his son Muhoozi, as his successor(Muhoozi project) : Media houses closed and under siege over publishing Gen. Sejusa’s Whistle blowing letter.

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/05/general-sejusa-exposes-musevenis-plan.html


'Muhoozi Project': By Installing Son, Gen. Museveni Hopes To Defer Prosecution



An ecumenical love affair : Pastor Joshua Lwere joins Anglican clergy in President Museveni Marriage renewal Vows and Infant baptism function of the president’s grand children



Kagame bodyguard rescued in Entebbe: UN issues ‘strong’ protest over abduction of Rwandans in Kampala

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/08/kagame-bodyguard-rescued-in-entebbe-un.html

 

Museveni dedicates Uganda to God: Copying the antics of US Evangelical dominionists

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/08/kagame-bodyguard-rescued-in-entebbe-un.html

 

Will the Nebanda-Kalungi trial be similar to the Dralu-Kazini trial?? Detectives say they might prefer manslaughter charges against Mr Kalungi, accused of supplying drugs that reportedly killed the Butaleja Woman MP


 

Following Accusations Of Political Murders By His Ex- Top Aide, Pressure Mounts On Uganda's Gen. Museveni


Vincent MagombeAugust 29,2013

Gen. Museveni eulogized Gen. Kazini at his funeral service. Now another top general says Museveni actually ordered the killing

[Uganda: Analysis]

Twenty-seven years into his regime, General Yoweri Museveni, the U.S.-backed Ugandan dictator, is coming under intense pressure from the families of murdered top military and political leaders, who want to know the truth about how their beloved ones perished.

The deaths of Major General Kazini in 2009, Brigadier Noble Mayombo in 2007, and Dr. Andrew Kayiira in 1987 shocked the nation, and up to today many questions remain unanswered as to how they met their end. Now accusations by Gen. David Sejusa, one of Gen. Museveni's closest aides until recently that the Ugandan ruler had a hand in these killings is shaking political circles.

According to Ugandan sources close to the families, the relatives of the dead men are demanding for the post-mortem reports to be made public. And they also want international independent inquiries into the deaths of their loved ones. These demands, according to sources close to the families, are being made not only by the families of the late Kayiira and late Gen. Kazini, but also that of the late Brigadier Mayombo.

The main problem, according to the sources, is that General Museveni continues to block the release of any independent reports into the deaths, and in the case of Kayiira, refuses to disclose the results of a British inquiry that was done at the request of the Kampala regime.

The dead Ugandans were viewed as 'enemies' by Museveni

In all the cases mentioned, the common denominator was that the deceased persons had all fallen out with the president before they died. Major General Kazini and Dr. Andrew Kayiira, in particular, had been arrested and charged with treason. The two were also suspected to be plotting to escape to foreign countries when they were killed.

Dr. Kayiira, who died in the immediate aftermath of 1980-1986 civil war that brought Yoweri Museveni to power, was viewed by Museveni as a political rival, who, according to a family source, had to be liquidated. Just before his death, Kayiira was arrested by Museveni and charged with treason. He was out on bail and was thought to be planning to escape from the country when he was brutally shot to death by assailants who raided a home of a close friend and journalist where he was staying.

Leader of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), Norbert Mao, on his part has stated that the party is now publicly backing the Kayiira family in their search for the truth. He has tasked General Museveni to make public the British findings on the Kayiira death.

A senior politician from the DP, who was a close associate of Dr. Kayiira, said that as far as the family is concerned, the fact that Museveni does not want to cooperate in the efforts to get the British report released into the public domain points to his guilt. “Why is he hiding the facts? If he were innocent, he would have nothing to fear,” said the politician.

And, so it seems, Kayiira’s family believe that their relative was murdered on orders of President Museveni. Gen. Sejusa, who was former coordinator of Intelligence Services in Uganda says in a bombshell letter that Museveni knows who the killers are and the motives.

The other controversial killing was that of former army commander General Kazini who was also at odds with Museveni when he was murdered in the most gruesome manner. His battered and bloodied body was found lying in a door way at a girlfriend’s mansion in the Kampala suburb of Namuwongo. The death was pinned on the girlfriend, who remains incarcerated in prison, in spite of her protestation of innocence. Kazini's skull was reportedly bashed with what may have been a metal pipe.

Kazini, who served as Museveni’s army commander and had been a leadng figure in the Ugandan military intervention in the DR-Congo war, which followed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was arrested and court-courtmartialed on a number of charges including for treason.

The Kazini family point to sharp disagreements with General Museveni as the main cause of his death.

Upon his death, some family members called for an investigation. According to a family source, Museveni was very angry with their demands, and it was not long before another family member, Singa Muhwezi, the young brother to the late General Kazini was himself killed. Singa was, reportedly, the loudest of all in the family in demanding for an independent investigation into the demise of the fallen general.

For the Kazini family, the deaths of General Kazini and Singa Muhwezi are not the only deaths, whose facts they are seeking to establish.

The family are also interested in getting answers from General Museveni about an earlier death of another Kazini brother, Jet Mwebaze.

Lt. Colonel Jet Mwebaze was a senior army officer who died in Western Uganda in 1998 under unclear circumstances. Officially, the cause of Jet’s death was said to be a plane crash. But some in the Kazini family believe that the army officer survived the plane crash only to be shot by Ugandan army rescuers, on orders from "above". The Kazini family were shocked to learn that some agents working for General Salim Saleh’s were also on the fateful plane when it went down. Salim Saleh is Museveni’s brother, who wields the most power in the country only after Museveni.

In recent times, according to sources close to the Kazini family, state agents have approached the family seeking to bribe them so that they stop asking questions about the deaths. Other family members are believed to have been threatened with death if they continued to demand for an independent probe.

Late Brigadier Mayombo’s family also seeking answers
Noble Mayombo, a former Director of Military Intelligence, who was also an army representative in the Ugandan Parliament, had risen rapidly through the ranks to become army Brigadier and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defense – a position he held at the time of his death.

When Brigadier Mayombo suddenly fell ill, records from the private hospital in which he was first admitted indicated that he was suffering from “acute-pancreatitis” – a condition “where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time."

According to a family source, there is widespread belief that the condition was caused by some form of poison.

The public outcry that followed his death forced the Museveni regime to institute a public investigation, but until today the report that was handed to General Museveni in 2007 has not been put in the public domain.

According to a source in the Ugandan military who knew the late Brigadier Mayombo quite well, just before his death, Mayombo was being investigated by General Museveni, who believed that the youthful 42-year old officer was getting more and more sympathetic to anti-regime opposition leaders. According to this officer, General Museveni was particularly angry that Brigadier Mayombo was persistently pleading with the President to stop on-going arrests and persecutions of political opponents.

In the wake of recent revelations by Sejusa, a four-star general, it seems like a flood-gate has been unlocked. More Ugandans are now demanding answers to the killings of these prominent individuals. The appetite for information is insatiable and The Black Star News reports that the website has already crashed six times since the Gen. Sejusa letter detailing his accusations was posted, due to the excess traffic.
Dr. Vincent Magombe is a London-based Ugandan journalist and broadcaster, also Head of Africa Inform International.

Accusing Uganda President Of Murdering His Own Former Comrades, A Top General Warns Him To 'Go Slow'


David Sejusa

August 25,2013

[Op-Ed: Global]
Gen. David Sejusa, a former top aide to Uganda's U.S.-backed president Gen. Yoweri Museveni, whom he's had a falling out with, sent the following letter to his Ugandan lawyer Joseph Luzige with serious allegations against his former boss, Gen. Museveni.

Sejusa says he has photographs of Museveni's former comrades in arms who he later had murdered and warns him to 'go slow.' In the letter he also accuses Gen. Museveni of ordering the killing of other prominent Ugandans such as Andrew Kayiira, a minister and former rival. Gen. Sejusa was responding to an article in Uganda's The Daily Monitor that he says was a smear campaign orchestrated by Gen. Museveni against him and his family.

The Black Star News obtained the following copy from Gen. Sejusa's associates in London where the general took refuge after denouncing the Museveni regime earlier this year. Gen. Sejusa in part writes:'This time we shall not allow you to murder our people. It started in the Bush, remember our army commander Sam Magara and those boys you used to kill him in cold blood? We kept their photos. They will be released for your enjoyment.'

Below is the letter with some words converted to American English spelling:

Dear counsel Luzige, I have read the monitor story of today 25. 8. 2013.

It's nauseating to say the [least]. As you can see this is a government run amok, mis- information stunt.

But it's dangerous too as it shows a CRIMINAL INTENT. First of all, I don't know of any close relative who runs a forex bureau. Who indeed would have access [US $8 million]? That type of money is of course peanuts to the Museveni family.

That's why in their eyes, it's a credible spin. But like all lies, this is not hard to expose.

In any case, this should not be difficult to establish, its source, transit route through bank of Uganda, etc. So go right ahead and publish the name of the forex and the owner and all those other factors about the alleged transaction.

Secondly, let's know the name of other relative who left the country with that stash of money and back, that who could carry such huge amounts of money undetected. That US Dollars 8 million. How foolish must this spinner be! It is laughable.

To try and sound smart, the spinners mix in foreign intelligence. You don't have to be bright to know the foreign power they mean. Remember they had alleged that before I got away, I met and plotted with the British High Commissioner about my escape.

This was leaked in the press by their local tabloid. This, as we all know was a total lie. So this is basically intended to serve three purposes:

1). To lay ground to harass, disorganize and harm my family and their livelihood. This will not be the first time as I will explain later. However, as the story develops the people of Uganda will get to know the game plan of Museveni and his gang. They will learn that this is a trick long played by Museveni to get to his political opponents, their families and businesses.

Actually Museveni did the same with Maj. Gen James Kazini when he accused him that he was sending money to elements in Southern Sudan (SPLA) and West Nile veterans to topple him. That's when Museveni ordered his execution by procuring the services of a 6-foot 6-inches man to murder Gen Kazini. Forget that trash of [Lydia] Draru.

In case of Kazini, again some forex bureau, originally said to belong to Gen Kazini, but actually that belonged to a known relative of Museveni was later to be used to pass the money for the payment of the executioners of Kazini, to the accounts of the assassins.

The family of Gen Kazini knows this, and when his young brother SINGA [Muhwezi] tried to follow this, he too was killed. And the KENYAN team of private investigators which had been hired by the family was attacked and it left the country at night. And the family was threatened and their businesses targeted, etc.

Two very close senior relatives of Museveni supervised this. But I will not mention their names for now, though their names are known by those with this information. But for now lets keep it at that. Now it's the same game being played by Museveni and those close to him, we are watching.

This time we shall not allow you to murder our people. It started in the Bush, remember our army commander Sam Magara and those boys you used to kill him in cold blood? We kept their photos. They will be released for your enjoyment.

This mischief must stop Mr. President.

You know we know you. You are dealing with a different cup of tea. Please go slow in trying to enjoy it. It will burn you. So go slow on your dirty tricks campaign.

For those not in the know again Andrew Kayiira was said to possess money before he was gunned down by Museveni goons.

The list of the killers is known because the case was investigated by the best police in the world.

So there is no debate about that. The reason given was money. Mr.  Museveni knows the real motive and the real executioners. If Mr. Museveni does not go well and use this time to ask for amnesty from the people uganda, then your crimes will overwhelm you.

Let Scotland Yard release the Report of Kayiira's murder and many many others. The world will be shocked about the murderers in our midst.

For now your game plan is clear. It's stupid because its reckless. But watch out. I can assure you your every move is being watched. Those who died will live to haunt you. I don't steal like you.

The British government knows my situation. Britain [is] not a corrupt Banana Republic like ours which you have destroyed through your corruption. They would not allow US 8 million to be smuggled at the airport. It's a foolish lie.

2). The second reason for this story is to try and make me look as dirty as that Club of Looters. Unfortunately for you, it can't hold now. It's too late. I know you are trying to destroy the little I earned at home.

Just like you did in 1996, 1997 and 1999. If you do, God will reward me 10-fold or more. He always did and will!

But everything has its time. So you can go ahead and please yourself Mr. President.

3). Third reason is to threaten people from helping me, by trying to link them to a rebellion.  This rebellion is music to my ears. It's not bad at all as it sounds when it's being alleged. Not bad story at all. We need to be told its extent, organization, personnel, arms, support. Target, etc etc!

It's gonna be interesting. So go right ahead and charge me, not for desertion, for that's not the real reason you assaulted the Entebbe International Airport, but for that alleged treason, bring it in the open.

It's high time. Just be informed [I am] not afraid.

Lastly a word of caution to those being used for this propaganda, you may be paid. But when the country sinks, you too will be chief guest at the sinking party.

So we need to be mindful of what all this portends to our country.
Gen. David Sejusa
Ugandan

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

An ecumenical love affair : Pastor Joshua Lwere joins Anglican clergy in President Museveni Marriage renewal Vows and Infant baptism function of the president’s grand children





First Read:

INFANT BAPTISM EXPOSED!

It's History and Harm


Pastor Joshua Lwere, the newly elected Head of National fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda joins ecumenists in Bunyoro convention 2013






Museveni renews marriage vows


Museveni, First Lady celebrate 40 years of marriage



Publish Date: Aug 25, 2013


President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni have renewed their marriage vows, toasting to love and friendship at a colourful ceremony that saw the jovial couple also witness the baptism of their grandchildren.


The groom clad in a black suit and white shirt and the bride a crème trendy gown thanked God for the forty years in marriage saying this is a journey they started as two people but they are now a family of 23. The coupled renewed their commitment to love each other and asked for forgiveness where they wronged each other. There was laughter when the Bishop asked the groom to kiss his bride, and the president said kissing was un African.


The memorable event took place on Saturday at Nshwere Church of Uganda in Kiruhuura District and was attended by close family members, religious leaders, ministers, members of parliament, business fraternity and well wishers.


The occasion was preceded by a baptism ceremony of Ruhamya Kabuguma Kainerugaba, Kenshuro Nankunda Kainerugaba, Ihendu kainembabazi kainerugaba, children of Brigadier  and Mrs Muhoozi Kainerugaba; Samuel Tandeka Karugire son of Edwin and Natasha Karugire; Mumutiine Rubanza Bicubirenga Rwabogo, Kendagaano Mwanganye Kebihembe Rwabogo, Judah Nyentsya Rutasingwa Eyokyeero Rwabogo children of Mr Odrek and Patience Rwabogo and Muhanganzima Kirunga Kamuntu, Nduhuura Rushongoka Kamuntu, Kakyama Museveni Rugasira Kamuntu children to Mr Geofrey and Diana Kamuntu.



The President and the bride commended the Church for the reforms they continue to embrace and urged it to preach against killing each other.


"Am glad you accepted to baptize my grandchildren with their indigenous names. I however want the Church to intervene and stop the continued bloodshed in the area over land conflicts because these are killings by Christians against fellow Christians which is un Godly,” he said. He also discouraged the shaking of hands as precaution to avoiding against Hemorrhagic fever.


They later hosted their guests to a grand luncheon at the family home in Rwakitura which was attended by senior government officials including the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, the Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki and the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi among others.


Museveni hailed his wife Janet for being transparent and religious saying she prays regularly and constantly. He thanked God for blessing them with children and grandchildren who have been raised by his wife to be responsible and disciplined. He told their guests that he was an absentee husband and father since he was involved in the liberation struggle. He thanked God for keeping his family.


“The way God brought us together and enabled us to complement each other was indeed a miracle,” he said.


The President who gave an in-depth background to the liberation struggle revealed that he trained 28 fighters in Montez, Mozambique, but of those only four were alive today, including Generals Salim Saleh and Ivan Koreta who also attended the ceremony.




He said Obote and other young people squandered the chance to organise their country because they did not know God. He stressed that there was no need for another war.


He said that there are crucial issues in the society today including the fear of God, maintaining peace and creating wealth for the families.


The First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni thanked God for joining them and leading them through the 40 years of marriage, saying He never abandoned them through both the good and difficult times. She expressed confidence that they would move together in life, describing her husband as a kind person who loves his family and who has put his life on the line for the sake of his country.


The couple’s son Brig. Muhoozi Kainerigaba said that God gave his father courage (obumanzi) to fight for Uganda and liberate it. He said that God gave patience to his mother during the difficult moments.


The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali congratulated the couple for sustaining their marriage saying it is an excellent example to the rest of Ugandans especially at this time when the institution of marriage is under satanic attack and increased divorce rates.


"Sustaining marriage and being in love for all these years is not easy. Marriage is not a bed of roses, but is built on trust and forgiveness. The first family has set a wonderful example. All the other politicians and leaders should set out priorities and never forget their families" he said.


He said the couple’s actions will ignite a new wave of respect for marriage among Ugandans and sends a clear message to the rest of the world that Uganda is a Godly nation and a source of pride.


Rt. Rev. Ntagali cited poverty, hatred and homosexuality as the immediate challenges to the institution of marriage and urged legislators, police, leaders and politicians to join the church in the fight against the vice to protect families.


"We don't know who is behind this agenda and what they are up to. We maintain our position that marriage is between man and woman. We want to see our children marrying and getting grandchildren, therefore we must join forces to fight this evil" he said.

Museveni, Janet celebrate 40 years of marriage



Posted  Sunday, August 25  2013 at  18:52

President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Saturday renewed their marriage vows at Nshwere Church Uganda in Kiruhuura District.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali, presided over the ceremony. The couple has been married for 40 years.
The couple renewed their commitment to love each other and asked for forgiveness where they wronged each other.
The two thanked God for the forty years in marriage saying this is a journey they started as two people but they are now a family of 23.
The ceremony was attended by close family members, politicians and religious leaders.

Oprah's Lifeclass Coming to T.D.Jakes’s MegaFest 2013: Free beer for Oprah and Osteen?





Peppard: Free beer for Oprah and Osteen? Kidd Kraddick would want it that way



Last week, in a move that the late radio king Kidd Kraddick would have loved, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning co-host Big Al Mack put up a sign outside his Uptown bar hoping to capitalize on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ upcoming spiritual gathering at American Airlines Center, MegaFest.

Among those appearing with Jakes this week in Dallas are Oprah Winfrey and televangelist Joel Osteen.

It’s been a month since Kraddick’s startling death in New Orleans. His morning radio team is carrying on heroically, putting out a top-notch show and getting back into the gag business.

Outside Big Al’s McKinney Avenue Tavern there is a sign that reads “Oprah Winfrey & Joel Osteen Come Eat Free and Sing Karaoke at McKinney Avenue Tavern.” And then, there’s the fine print at the bottom, “Wings and domestic draft only please. (Joel, we have non-alcoholic beer.)”

Oh yeah, Al put up the sign on what would have been Kraddick’s 54th birthday.

“Kidd would have wanted it that way,” joked fellow Kidd Kraddick in the Morning co-host J-Si Chavez.

“Yes,” agreed Kellie Rasberry, ‘because Kidd was all about promoting Al’s bar.”

Oprah's Lifeclass Coming to MegaFest 2013


July 2, 2013

Los Angeles, CA—Oprah Winfrey will travel to Dallas, Texas to film an all-new episode of her popular OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network series Oprah’s Lifeclass at MegaFest 2013, Bishop T.D. Jakes' multi-day event, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, August 29.


Tickets to attend the show will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 5 at 1 p.m. ET via TDJakes.org/oprahslifeclass.


Oprah will take the stage in one of the world's most social experiences on television to kick-off MegaFest 2013 at 9:30 a.m. CT. She will be joined by Bishop Jakes and together they will continue the important work of reaching out to the many fatherless sons and daughters who are struggling and in need of healing. Earlier this season on Oprah’s Lifeclass, Oprah and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant started the in-depth conversation around fatherless sons and daddyless daughters, a crisis affecting nearly 21 million children in the United States today*, that elicited a strong and passionate viewer response.


The episode of Oprah’s Lifeclass will air in September on OWN.


About Oprah’s Lifeclass

The NAACP Image Award-winning series Oprah's Lifeclass is a richly interactive experience where millions of students from countries around the world participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each class, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Follow @OprahsLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #Lifeclass.
For more information, visit www.oprah.com/lifeclass


About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network:
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 80 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own


About MegaFest 2013
MegaFest is one of America's largest Christian multi-day events and has welcomed more than 700,000 attendees since its inception in 2004. Past speakers and performers have included Aretha Franklin, Will Smith, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey and Cirque du Soleil. This is the first time for MegaFest to be hosted in Dallas. Registration for MegaFest is currently open. Tickets for the three-day men’s and women’s conferences are $50 per person, while three-day admission to the youths’ and children’s conferences are $20 per person; discount family and group packages are available as well. For more information, or to register, visit www.mega-fest.com.


Media interested in covering MegaFest can email MegaFest.Media@bm.com or call 1-866-257-5474 with credentialing requests.




Gay Lawmaker to Christians: We’ll Take Your Children



 

Gay Lawmaker to Christians: We’ll Take Your Children



7:00AM EDT 8/26/2013, Matt Barber

Few people doubt that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes to become president in 2016. Unfortunately for him, he may have just signed away any chance of that.

Last week, Christie signed A3371, a draconian piece of legislation that bars licensed therapists from helping children overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior or identity. This law bans help for minors even when—as is so often the case—those same-sex attractions arise from childhood sexual abuse by the likes of a Jerry Sandusky.

This law will prohibit minors and their parents from receiving counseling they desire and will force counselors to violate ethical codes because they will not be able to help clients reach their own counseling goals. This law would enslave children—whether abused or not—to a subjectively determined sexual identity they reject.

The connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is undeniable. Consider this: Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that homosexual men are “at least three times more likely to report CSA (childhood sexual abuse)” than heterosexual men.

Moreover, the Archives of Sexual Behavior—no bastion of conservatism—determined in a 2001 study that nearly half of all gay-identified men were molested by a homosexual pedophile. The study notes, “46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender.” 

For obvious reasons, this politically motivated law has been dubbed the “Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act.” Liberty Counsel, one of the fastest-growing civil rights law firms in the country, has stepped in to protect New Jersey children, parents and licensed therapists. We’ve filed a suit to block the law, as we’ve already blocked a similar law in California.

In his signing statement, Gov. Christie wrote, “Government should tread carefully into this area and I do so here reluctantly. I have scrutinized this piece of legislation with that concern in mind. However, I also believe that on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards.”

Beyond the fact that Christie and the New Jersey legislature have just violated the First Amendment rights of New Jersey parents, children and counselors, there remains another problem with his assertion: It’s not true. As with any form of therapy, the “experts” are all over the board on the issue of change therapy.

For instance, both New Jersey Democrats and Christie cited the American Psychological Association (APA) as justification for this gross infringement on the right of self-determination. Although, no doubt, the highly liberal APA supports this and similar "Sandusky laws" for political reasons, the group’s own task force on change therapy—led entirely by members who themselves are “gay”-identified or known political activists—has had to admit, nonetheless, that homosexuality itself “refers to feelings and self-concept.”

The task force confessed that such therapy has shown “varying degrees of satisfaction and varying perceptions of success.” It acknowledged within its own skewed, very limited “study” that some people had “altered their sexual orientation. ... Participants had multiple endpoints, including LGB identity, ex-gay identity, no sexual orientation identity, and a unique self-identity. ... Individuals report a range of effects from their efforts to change their sexual orientation, including both benefits and harm.”

Reports of “both benefits and harm”? Exactly what might be expected from any form of therapy.

But that’s for adults. Here’s the kicker: The APA also acknowledged that there is no evidence whatsoever that change therapy harms minors. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, addresses this, the most outrageous aspect of the law.

“The very report that the governor cited for signing this law also admitted that there is absolutely zero research—none—regarding the effect of change therapy with minors,” Staver says.

Get that? Gov. Christie just signed into law a bill purporting to prevent harm to minors from change therapy, citing as the reason an APA report that admits there is neither research nor empirical evidence to suggest that change therapy harms minors.

Is your head swimming? It should be.

The governor is one of three things. He is either ill-informed, politically motivated or stupid.

I don’t know. I guess he could be all of the above.

Meanwhile, many experts are outraged by this gross overreach by Christie and other New Jersey liberals. Dr. Nicholas Cummings, former president of the APA, wrote in USA Today, “Contending that all same-sex attraction is immutable is a distortion of reality. Attempting to characterize all sexual reorientation therapy as ‘unethical’ violates patient choice and gives an outside party a veto over patients’ goals for their own treatment. A political agenda shouldn’t prevent gays and lesbians who desire to change from making their own decisions.”

Cummings has testified to personally helping hundreds of formerly homosexual clients achieve the change they desired.

Things get more sinister yet. Last Wednesday, New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly homosexual, bombastically compared change therapy to “beating a child” and suggested the government take children seeking change away from their parents. He told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, “What this does is prevent things that are harmful to people. If a parent were beating their child on a regular basis, we would step in and remove that child from the house. If you pay somebody to beat your child or abuse your child, what’s the difference?”

Mat Staver responded on the same program, “It is shocking to hear the law’s sponsor threaten parents that the state will remove their children from them if they provide the counsel they need and which helps them. This is the ultimate nanny state.” 

I’ll take it a step further, and I think I speak for many Christian fathers: None of my three children suffer from unwanted same-sex attraction, but if any of them did and they decided to seek change therapy to reconcile their feelings with their faith, Mr. Eustace and the rest of his "Gaystapo" would be extremely ill-advised to crest my front porch with designs on taking my children.

Is this George Washington’s America or Joseph Stalin’s Russia?

Popular Youth Pastor Matt Pitt of The Basement Jumps Off 45-Foot Cliff Running From Cops



Popular Youth Pastor Matt Pitt of The Basement Jumps Off 45-Foot Cliff Running From Cops

http://www.christianpost.com/news/popular-youth-pastor-matt-pitt-of-the-basement-jumps-off-45-foot-cliff-running-from-cops-102909/  

 Matt Pitt, 30, founder of one of America's largest Christian youth ministries, The Basement, was arrested by Alabama police for impersonating a police officer for the second time on Tuesday night after he jumped off a 45-foot cliff in a last ditch attempt to escape.

"He is lucky that cliff didn't take his life," Jefferson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian told AL.com. "For his family's sake and for his I am truly glad he is OK. As I said before, going to jail may very well have saved his life."

Pitt, who has been battling longstanding rumors of drug use, was wanted for impersonating a peace officer but refused to surrender to authorities. He was arrested shortly after he gave an interview to a local television station.
Christian praised Birmingham police for helping to catch the wanted pastor and noted that they weren't happy with the youth leader's behavior.



"Obviously they were just as offended by this suspect pretending to be a police officer as everyone else was,'' Christian said in another AL.com interview.

When officers asked Pitt where he worked at the time of his arrest, he told them that he worked for the sheriff. "His story just continues to get stranger by the moment,'' said Christian. "You can draw your own conclusions as to why."

The evangelist was released from the Jefferson County Jail just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday and he was later picked up by Shelby County sheriff's deputies where he is being held without bond.

On Thursday, investigators told Fox 6 that they were awaiting the results of a drug test ordered for Pitt on Wednesday morning.

"The public has to be able to trust, when they're talking to someone that presents themself as a law enforcement officer, if that's what they are. We depend on that for law enforcement to operate effectively," Christian noted in that report.

Authorities noted on Thursday that there was a high possibility that Pitt will serve some jail time for this current case because he violated the probation of a 2012 case where he was charged with a similar offense.

The Basement was started by Pitt in the basement of his parents' house in 2004 and is a monthly Christian youth-revival service that features popular music and energetic speakers.

As word of his arrest spread, reactions have been mixed, but some ex-board members and clergy said Pitt wanted to be a "Lone Ranger."
"We saw him going down the wrong way," an unidentified board member of The Basement said in an AL.com report. "He pushed everybody away."

Another unidentified ex-board member said Pitt and his closest advisers: "took their eyes off Jesus. I believe there were great possibilities. I believe people were helped. I never looked at Matt as a rock star. I saw an opportunity to win the lost. In the beginning Jesus was foremost. ... God is not going to be mocked."

Some area clergy also expressed frustration at the young evangelist.

"I think we have to be careful not to let him off the hook as a victim," Lyle Dorsett, the Billy Graham professor of evangelism at Samford University's Beeson Divinity School told AL.com. "He needs to face up to the fact that he's basically dishonest. He needs to get out of the ministry and get himself sorted out. He's got an inability to live in the real world."

Birmingham evangelist Scott Dawson, however, was more gracious in hisreaction.

"This was one of the premier outreaches to young people in the country," said Dawson. "Not only in Birmingham, but across the country. He was the new thing on the market."

"We certainly need to pray for Matt and his family," he added. "It doesn't change the impact on people's lives. They didn't respond to Matt, they responded to Christ. Christ is the one that can changes lives."

 


THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MICHAEL HASTINGS:a repeat of the Gary Webb affair:The government's war on truthtellers

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH
OF MICHAEL HASTINGS:

a repeat of the Gary Webb affair
The government's war on truthtellers

http://www.antipasministries.com/html/file0000415.htm

 

 

Friday, 23 August 2013

Kagame bodyguard rescued in Entebbe: UN issues ‘strong’ protest over abduction of Rwandans in Kampala



First Read;

Kagame , The USA Darling and African economic model who violates human rights with impunity :The danger of running from one USA client state and hiding in another USA slave state : Former Kagame bodyguard attacked in Uganda



When Rwandan Refugees Die like rats amidst Global silence: Rwanda Journalist Shot in Kampala




 

Kagame bodyguard rescued in Entebbe

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Kagame+bodyguard+rescued+in+Entebbe/-/688334/1962966/-/5folaj/-/index.html

By RISDEL KASASIRA & Richard wanambwa

Posted  Thursday, August 22  2013 at  01:00

KAMPALA
The UN yesterday issued a strong protest to the government of Uganda over the rise in abductions and the attempted assassination of Rwandan refugees and asylum seekers in the country.

This came hours after it emerged that a former bodyguard of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who had been granted refugee status in the country, has gone missing.

Mr Innocent Karisa’s whereabouts remain unknown, while Lt Joel Mutabazi, who had been arrested by Ugandan police under unclear circumstances, was being extradited to Rwanda using what later turned out to be a fake Interpol arrest warrant.

Their apparent abduction sparked immediate outrage from the UN agency responsible for refugees.

The agency yesterday appeared to question the Ugandan government’s commitment to its obligations under international law to assure the safety of refugees and asylum seekers. “UNHCR is sending a strong protest note to the Ugandan government over the recent spate of abductions of refugees and asylum seekers and the assassination attempts on Joel Mutabazi by people who appear to be non-Ugandans,” UNHCR spokesperson Kitty Mckinsey said.

A number of former associates of the Kigali regime have, in the past, either transited through Uganda en route to exile, or settled in the country, a situation which has caused a freezing up in relations with Kampala on occasion. Highly-placed sources in the government, who insisted on remaining unnamed due to the sensitivity of the affair in light of Uganda’s delicate relations with Kigali, said the so-called international police warrant for Mutabazi was a fake.

The affected two former close protection officers on the Rwandan presidential security team have been living in Kampala after falling out with Kigali. Lt Mutabazi is reported to have spent a night at Jinja Road Police Station after his last minute rescue.
He had been picked up from his home in Namugongo outside the city on the same Tuesday night by a force of individuals dressed in Ugandan police uniforms and other unknown people believed to be from Rwanda.

Uganda’s state minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Musa Ecweru, who is handling the Mutabazi case yesterday said the police made a mistake in arresting and attempting to extradite him to Rwanda.

When asked why police was using a fake Interpol arrest warrant, Interpol boss Asan Kasingye said: “I can’t comment on the issue.”

In 2012, unknown armed assailants attempted to kill Lt Mutabazi at his former home in Kasangati.

Meanwhile, Karisa, the other former Kagame bodyguard, went missing on Wednesday, sparking off a frantic search by family members.

Mr Karisa escaped from Kigali and sought refuge in Uganda in 2010. Efforts to reach the Rwandan High Commissioner in Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambagye, for comment on the duo’s cases were futile as his mobile phone was switched off. First Secretary at the mission John Ngarambe referred this newspaper to Foreign Affairs minister in Kigali, but Ms Louis Mushikiwabo did not answer our repeated calls.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

Rwanda forged interpol arrest warrant to kidnap extradite Lt Mutabazi from Uganda: Thank God he is rescued.

http://www.inyenyerinews.org/politiki/rwanda-forged-interpol-arrest-warrant-to-kidnap-extradite-lt-mutabazi-from-uganda-thank-god-he-is-rescued/  

August 22, 2013

The UN yesterday issued a strong protest to the government of Uganda over the rise in abductions and the attempted assassination of Rwandan refugees and asylum seekers in the country.

This came hours after it emerged that a former bodyguard of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who had been granted refugee status in the country, has gone missing.


Lt Mutabazi after who was rescued by the UN call as well as Ugandan authorities, but his former colleague Mr Innocent Karisa’s whereabouts remain unknown, while Lt Joel Mutabazi, who had been arrested by Ugandan police under unclear circumstances, was being extradited to Rwanda using what later turned out to be a fake Interpol arrest warrant.

Their apparent abduction sparked immediate outrage from the UN agency responsible for refugees.

The agency yesterday appeared to question the Ugandan government’s commitment to its obligations under international law to assure the safety of refugees and asylum seekers. “UNHCR is sending a strong protest note to the Ugandan government over the recent spate of abductions of refugees and asylum seekers and the assassination attempts on Joel Mutabazi by people who appear to be non-Ugandans,” UNHCR spokesperson Kitty Mckinsey said.

A number of former associates of the Kigali regime have, in the past, either transited through Uganda en route to exile, or settled in the country, a situation which has caused a freezing up in relations with Kampala on occasion. Highly-placed sources in the government, who insisted on remaining unnamed due to the sensitivity of the affair in light of Uganda’s delicate relations with Kigali, said the so-called international police warrant for Mutabazi was a fake.

The affected two former close protection officers on the Rwandan presidential security team have been living in Kampala after falling out with Kigali. Lt Mutabazi is reported to have spent a night at Jinja Road Police Station after his last minute rescue.

He had been picked up from his home in Namugongo outside the city on the same Tuesday night by a force of individuals dressed in Ugandan police uniforms and other unknown people believed to be from Rwanda.

Uganda’s state minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Musa Ecweru, who is handling the Mutabazi case yesterday said the police made a mistake in arresting and attempting to extradite him to Rwanda.

When asked why police was using a fake Interpol arrest warrant, Interpol boss Asan Kasingye said: “I can’t comment on the issue.”

In 2012, unknown armed assailants attempted to kill Lt Mutabazi at his former home in Kasangati.

Meanwhile, Karisa, the other former Kagame bodyguard, went missing on Wednesday, sparking off a frantic search by family members.

Mr Karisa escaped from Kigali and sought refuge in Uganda in 2010. Efforts to reach the Rwandan High Commissioner in Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambagye, for comment on the duo’s cases were futile as his mobile phone was switched off. First Secretary at the mission John Ngarambe referred this newspaper to Foreign Affairs minister in Kigali, but Ms Louis Mushikiwabo did not answer our repeated calls.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Ebola like fever breaks out in Uganda: Congo crimean haemorrhagic fever confirmed: Like the HIV virus it comes from Animals: Haaa




First Read:

From Uganda now to DR Congo test of Ebola on African Guinea Pigs Continues: 31 people including 5 health-care workers die from Ebola virus in Congo

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2012/09/from-uganda-now-to-dr-congo-test-of.html

Testing biological weapons on Ugandan Guinea pigs: Deadly Ebola virus breaks out in Luweero(Uganda)

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2011/05/testing-biological-weapons-on-ugandan.html


Congo crimean haemorrhagic fever confirmed


Publish Date: Aug 16, 2013


By Taddeo Bwambale and Job Bwire


The ministry of health has confirmed an outbreak of the Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever in the northern district of Agago.


State minister for health in charge of general duties, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye Friday confirmed that one person had tested positive to the deadly haemorrhagic fever.


“The ministry of health informs the general public that a haemorrhagic fever outbreak has been confirmed in Amot sub-county, Agago district,” the minister said at a press briefing in Kampala.


The ministry, however, dismissed earlier reports that linked the haemorrhagic fever to Ebola.


"This disease is not Ebola, although it also causes bleeding. It is not Marburg either. People should remain calm because Uganda has the capacity to containable it," the minister stated.


The first confirmed victim of the Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever is admitted at Kalongo Hospital in Agago district where he is receiving treatment.


Six other people suspected to have come into contact with the patient are under surveillance at the Hospital. The health ministry is also investigating three earlier deaths linked to the disease.


The disease is caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairo-Virus) which causes severe haemorrhagic fever and kills up to 40% of people infected.


Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever is spread by wild and domestic animals. The virus is transmitted to human through bites of infected ticks on animals such as cattle, sheep and goats.


A person who is infected with the disease may present with headache, high fever, back pain, joint muscle pain and bleeding from body parts. Other signs and symptoms may include stomach ache, red eyes, red throat and vomiting.


According to the minister, it is the first ever outbreak of the disease in Uganda.


The first case, who is a male farmer from Baroma village in Atece parish, fell ill on August 8 complaining of high fever, general body weakness, muscle pain and bleeding from some body parts.


One person has been confirmed dead and 6 under strict surveillance of Haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Amot sub-county in Agago district.


According to the statement issued by the Ministry of health samples from obtained from one person have tested positive for Congo Crimean haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).


Tumwesigye said the ministry had sent a team of specialists to Agago district to examine the origin of the disease. The ministry has also set a hotline for the public to report such cases on 075996034.


He advised the public to avoid direct contact with animals, as well as getting into contact with body fluids from suspected cases.


He also advised residents to wear long sleeved to avoid tick bites and report suspected cases to nearby health facilities.


World Health Organisation, Country Representative Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, said there would be no immediate advisory against travel to Uganda since the disease was under control.