Friday, 4 February 2011

Video: Americans protest evangelical backing for Uganda's 'kill the gays' bill

On the morning of Feb. 3, President Barack Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event sponsored by The Fellowship - also known as The Family - where he discussed his prayers for recovery for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), an end to violence in Egypt and his personal faith. Outside the Washington Hilton, however, Get Equal and a handful of activists held a "Breakfast Without Bigotry" - which Get Equal described on Facebook as an event to "protect our lives and speak up for those who can't for fear of imprisonment and murder" - to protest The Family's sponsorship of the event.

As The Family's anti-gay record becomes more widely known, particularly its work in Uganda, the National Prayer Breakfast has become increasingly controversial.

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