December 12, 2012
Oppose Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Law
Within The United Methodist Church, we have had significant disagreements over issues of human sexuality. We have been unified in our commitment to non-violence, however, and to the protection of LBGT individuals from discrimination and harm. As our Book of Discipline clearly states, we believe that “all persons, regardless of …sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.”
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which could be considered by the Uganda Parliament any day now, makes homosexuality punishable by imprisonment and endangers LGBT individuals and their loved ones. Please take a moment to sign these petitions to Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Uganda Parliament Speaker Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga to urge them to drop this discriminatory legislation, and instead engage in open dialogue about human sexuality.
Yours in Christ’s love for all God’s creation,
Director of Women’s Advocacy
On Christmas Eve, another gun-related tragedy struck: two firefighters in a New York town were shot and killed by a man with a semi-automatic assault rifle. When will our lawmakers step up to stop the violence?
On Christmas Eve, yet another town in America fell victim to gun violence. An ex-convict, armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle, set fire to his house in Webster, New York and then killed two of the firefighters who showed up to protect him — one of whom was just 19 years old.
How many more needless gun deaths must Americans watch before our elected leaders take action?
Aurora. Sandy Hook. And now Webster. After every massacre, Americans ask the same question — what laws can we pass to protect our families? And every time, the answer’s the same: nothing. Time after time, the discussion gets derailed by needless partisan bickering.
It’s high time that we as Americans declared “Enough is enough.” There is no reason for any member of Congress to maintain that military-grade weaponry should be available on the market, no matter which party they belong to.
Tell Congress to prioritize our country’s safety ahead of political games, before more innocent people die.
||Thank you for taking action,Kathleen
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team