The President speaks about the power of prayer to foster civility and bridge divisions in remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.
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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