Friday, May 03, 2013

Ethiopian Evangelists 'Pushing For Death Penalty For Homosexuals'

(May 03, 2013, (The Huffington Post UK ))--An anti-gay organisation says it is hopeful a death penalty for homosexuals will soon be introduced in Ethiopia. United For Life Ethiopia, a Western Evangelical Christian organisation which receives funding from the UK and the US, last week held a workshop to discuss the social “evils” and “disastrous” effects of homosexuality in the country, Egypt-based Bikya News reported.

It adds government officials, religious leaders, health professionals, charities and members of the public attended the event at the Bethel Teaching Hospital in Addis Ababa.

Gay Star News reports the presence of a member of the Ethiopian Inter-Religious Council Against Homosexuality (EICAH), who apparently told participants homosexuality “is a result of inappropriate upbringing, identity crisis and moral decay.”

It adds: “At the conclusion of the workshop, the EICAH representative stated that the council is ‘making progress’ in convincing the government to be stricter on homosexuality and introduce the death penalty to punish ‘such acts’.”

The conference also heard from a man who claimed he had been gang raped as a child, in an experience which made him become both gay and a sex worker. Read more from The Huffington Post UK »

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