President Obama criticizes Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill

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This is why he should have gone to the breakfast, throw their hateful bigotry in their faces. Kind of weird that Hillary would criticize them since she's been known to spend quality time with "The Family".

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama strongly criticized controversial anti-homosexuality legislation being considered by Uganda's legislature during an appearance Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast.

The organization which sponsors the breakfast, the Fellowship Foundation, has been associated with efforts to pass the bill, according to the ethics group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

The measure would punish sexual activity between persons of the same sex with long jail terms or death.

It is "unconscionable to target gays or lesbians for who they are," Obama said.

The measure being considered in Uganda is "odious," he added.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also criticized the bill during an appearance at the breakfast.

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  • Walt

    When this gathering first started during Eisenhower's administration he hated the idea and only went once as a payback to supporters who helped his campaign. He felt this annual meeting had no place in politics. He was right of course. His Vice-President, Nixon, however, embraced this group. Now it has grown into such a political monster with the "family's" hand all over both parties. What is even more disturbing is they have embraced dictators who have committed human rights violations. They disregard the Constitution and want to dictate their ideology on the world and tell us what to think and how to live. This is a prime example of why the framers of our Constitution put in the 1st Amendment the separation of government and religion.

    Politically, Obama had to be there. But at least he used the platform to condemn their practices.