Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Michelle's Mi-Shit List: Uganda
So we have been talking about this for a while. My friend Michelle seems to always unearth stories of bad people doing bad things. They go on Michelle's Mi-Shit List (get it, Michelle, Mi-Shit, sounds the same.) She is one of the most educated people I know when it comes to the unfairness of the world. She uncovered this:
Uganda is considering legislation that would make being gay punishable by prison -- or even death.
Following widespread condemnation, the bill is now under review, but brave Ugandan campaigners and church leaders have called on Avaaz to take action, saying only worldwide condemnation, in support of their national efforts, could stop the bill.
With courageous people working against intolerance and persecution in Uganda. Sign the petition urging Uganda to withdraw the bill, and it will be delivered to The President of Uganda, his embassies around the world and major donors:
AVAAZ is a great new online movement trying to to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.
“Avaaz” means “Voice” in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages. I am a new member. "Oh no they didn't."
Sign the petition here.