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Cafe owner denies speaking at Ugandan anti-gay rally, attempts to stop protest

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  1. Paul Clevett 9 Jan 2013, 1:07pm

    Well, if they’d asked his boyfriend….

  2. “christian event” is synonymous with “anti-gay rally”, and what rock has he been living under to miss the coverage of the kill the gays bill?

  3. ...Paddyswurds 9 Jan 2013, 1:26pm

    I would hazard a guess thet video of this bigoted homophobes speech will come to light in the very near future once the owner has struck a deal for the maximum amount of payment…..

  4. He went to Uganda. Does the bible say nothing about lying?

    1. Staircase2 9 Jan 2013, 8:22pm

      I agree the article is confusing but what it says is that he said is that it wasn’t an ‘anti-gay rally’ but a Christian one.

      He doesn’t deny attending the event nor speaking – he says he was misquoted.

      The opening paragraph appears to say he denies going due to the way it’s written. Please amend, Pink News

  5. Is it enough to simply “not support” legislation like this?
    All too often people assume silence to mean unspoken agreement. If not by those against killing homosexuals, then certainly by those in favor of such.

  6. George Broadhead 9 Jan 2013, 2:21pm

    The Ugandan Daily Monitor reports:

    The remarks by pastors came amidst controversies and media reports of increasing promotion of homosexuality. Rev. Paul Schinners from the United Kingdom commended Uganda for the Bill, saying it was a clear stand for God.

    “There is no other nation world over that has such a plan and through this, Uganda is going to be blessed,” Rev. Schinners said.

    “We understand that Uganda had many problems like tribalism, corruption, but many people are simply pointing fingers and judging each other yet all this cannot cause change but it is conviction that would bring change in society,” he added.

    Has the paper made this up?

    1. Staircase2 9 Jan 2013, 8:25pm

      That language doesn’t make any sense in that last paragraph which is out if step with the words he’s quoted as saying here on Pink News.

      It may well be entirely possible that The Daily Monitor made them up. They did after all label him a ‘Rev’…

  7. This was my fav bit of the piece: ” …it is not an anti-gay rally, it is a Christian event.” which is like saying ‘it’s not wet, it’s water!”

  8. Why are these people so selective in their use of the bible to justify their bigotry? There are hundreds of other things in there that attract equal chastisement to being gay. Wearing clothes made of two different materials, for instance. Why does he not demonstrate outside M & S or George at Asda? It’s all just getting a bit silly and the only way to treat people who continue to incite hatred is … what? Make them look as ridiculous as possible :)

  9. “The remarks by pastors came amidst controversies and media reports of increasing promotion of homosexuality. Rev. Paul Schinners from the United Kingdom commended Uganda for the Bill, saying it was a clear stand for God.

    “There is no other nation world over that has such a plan and through this, Uganda is going to be blessed,” Rev. Schinners said.

    “We understand that Uganda had many problems like tribalism, corruption, but many people are simply pointing fingers and judging each other yet all this cannot cause change but it is conviction that would bring change in society,” he added.”

    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Calls-to-pass-the-anti-gays-Bill-dominate-New-Year-messages-/-/688334/1655670/-/11vv8ob/-/index.html

    It wasn’t me, it wasn’t me!!!!

    1. George Broadhead 9 Jan 2013, 5:27pm

      Has the Daily Monitor deliberately misreported this or lied? If so, why? If the report is true, there must be plenty of witnesses who can vouch for it. How can we find out?

    2. barriejohn 9 Jan 2013, 5:37pm

      Thanks for that link. Everything else has been second-hand, but that seems to be the nail in his coffin. One can only assume that, in his mind, encouraging homosexuals to behave themselves is in no way homophobic whatsoever!

  10. barriejohn 9 Jan 2013, 5:33pm

    How could he possibly have attended that rally and not known about the bill? Yet he is adamant that he is not homophobic, and threatening to sue anyone who says otherwise!

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2013/01/08/i-am-not-homophic-says-uk-pastor-who-attended-a-year-end-rally-in-uganda/

  11. Staircase2 9 Jan 2013, 8:29pm

    Certainly the quotes here on Pink News regarding what he’s saying in defence of himself have a ring of truth about them versus the gobbledygook of that last paragraph from the Daily Monitor…

  12. Damage is done buddy! A lot less customers for you now!

  13. I hope the demonstrations continue at his store and I hope they are all peaceful and respectful of the public.

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