Anti-Gay Group Exodus international Responsible For Murder Of Ugandan Activist David Kato Releases Statement

Exodus International, which promotes “the message of Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ”,  president and still gay Alan Chambers, whose board of directors member Don Schmierer is one of the three American evangelicals blamed for the explosion in anti-gay violence and legislation in Uganda released a statement today about the murder of LGBT Ugandan activist David Kato.

“The leadership of Exodus international and its member ministries are grieved over the tragic murder of Ugandan gay activist David Kato and we send our sincerest condolences to his family & friends.  Exodus International calls on President & Mrs. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to lead their government into an era of treating all of their neighbors as they would like to be treated. It is abominable that a nation with Christian leadership would endorse or allow anyone to be brutally murdered. In the words of Jesus Himself, those who are without sin cast the first stone. Exodus International condemns the murder of David Kato and calls for justice to be fairly applied, not covered up, when the murderers are caught.” – Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International.

Exodus International  had been warned that what they were a party to in Uganda and would likely bring about the consequences that it has indeed gone on to produce:  By March 1, 2010 Exodus/International, Chambers and Schmierer were told that the conference would be political in nature, would likely result in physical harm to gay Ugandans. Exodus International was well aware of the consequences that its anti-gay campaign in Uganda could bring.

It is time that these hateful anti-gay chritomaniacs be held accountable for thier action and learn that if you hand a person a weapon and tell them who to kill, you are just as guilty as the murderer.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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