Ugandan LGBT rights activist
Murdered Jan. 26, 2011
American evangelicals who promoted the death penalty law for homosexuals in Uganda helped create the hostile atmosphere in which this hate crime occurred.
I offer prayers for David Kato, his family and friends, and all who share his passion for justice. May we honor his legacy by continuing to work for justice and equality for all. May David Kato find peace with all the other LGBT martyrs and saints who have gone before him.
Update on 2/7/11: I added a powerful video about David Kato from "The Rachel Maddow Show." Be sure to watch it to see scenes from David’s funeral and hear David’s own voice in an NPR interview about homosexuality in Uganda. At the funeral Ugandan clergy speak both for and against LGBT rights. Very moving!
More info is available at the following links:
Wild Reed Blog
Walking with Integrity Blog: Martyrs of Uganda by Caroline Hall, president of Integrity USA
Counterlight's Peculiars Blog