GOP Rep. Tim Walberg Praises Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

This year Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the most draconian anti-LGBT legislation in the world. The Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023 criminalizes homosexuality and individuals found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” are subject to the death penalty.

You’d think the religious and political leaders of the world, especially those in democracies, would speak out against such an abominable legislation, and indeed many have come to the defense of the LBGT community in Uganda.

In October, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg, a devout evangelical, traveled to Uganda not to beseech Museveni to repeal the law, but to deliver a speech where he praised the law commonly known as “Kill the Gays” law.

Instead of exporting democracy to the far corners of the world Walberg is spreading his noxious Gospel of homophobia. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that American evangelicals who practically have an orgasm when they read in the Old Testament that gays should be put to death, want to spread their hateful dogma to other countries.

I’m sure that Walberg gets his panties in a twist when he witnesses gays committing “aggravated homosexuality” by having the temerity to express love in public by holding hands, hugging or kissing.

It’s incumbent upon those of us who believe in human rights and gender and sexual equality to denounce homophobia in the homeland and anywhere else in the world.

American Evangelicals Responsible for Uganda’s Brutal anti-LGBT Bill


“In condemning a law the Uganda Parliament just passed that imposes life imprisonment for gay sex, the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality and makes it a crime to even identify as LGBTQ, the White House this week called the measure from the East African nation one of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ laws in the world and said that no one should be attacked, imprisoned or killed simply because of who they are or who they love. Uganda President Yoweri Mouseveni is expected to sign the bill into law.”


The White House condemned this extreme anti-LGBTQ measure in no uncertain terms.

Americans may not be surprised that a third-world nation would enact such a primitive and brutal law. The death penalty for loving someone of the same sex is a legal and moral abomination that shouldn’t exist anywhere in the world.

But what most Americans fail to realize is that it’s American evangelical missionaries who are responsible for the virulent hatred against the LGBTQ community in Africa in general and Uganda in particular. Evangelicals have spent millions pushing an anti-gay agenda throughout Africa.

Instead of spreading the good news that Jesus saves in Africa, evangelicals are spreading the ugly news that gays and lesbians are sinful and deserving of the wrath of God and the condemnation of the government.

Evangelicals aren’t content with trying to turn our secular democracy into a White Nationalist theocracy, they are also quite busy undermining democracy throughout the world.

We must fight evangelicals at home to diminish their ability to corrupt our democracy, and to diminish their ability to spread their hatred to the four corners of the world.