Please Attend this Meeting to Support Human Rights and Save Lives
Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo who directs Integrity, the LGBT human rights organization in Uganda will be touring the US in May speaking about the alarming legislation that will be up for a vote this fall in Uganda’s parliament — the bill will make homosexuality a crime subject to capital punishment. It will make people who do not report a person they know is homosexual subject to a jail sentence. Bishop Christopher himself has undergone considerable persecution from authorities in Uganda and from his own church for his support of LGBT people in Uganda.
The bishop will be speaking at the Methodist Church in Mission Valley Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 pm to local PFLAG chapters and other humanitarian and human rights groups. Please attend this talk about human rights. Find out what you can do to lend support for LGBT individuals in Uganda and all of Africa.
Bishop Christopher is a PhD and is retired from the Anglican Church. He is straight, married for 46 years, and a father and grandfather. His purpose is to make people in the US aware of the precarious position that LGBT persons in Africa are in regarding the genocidal effects the passage of the bill will unleash. Our show of support for Uganda’s gay community may help defeat the proposed bill.
Click on this site to read about the cruel bill that is up for a vote in October in Uganda.
When: Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm
Where: Linder Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley (the white church on the hill overlooking I-8).
(Directions — 2111 Camino del Rio South — Take Friar’s Road to Qualcomm Way. Qualcomm Way becomes Texas Street. Turn off west on Texas Street to get on Camino del Rio South, Linder Hall is the building directly east of the Sanctuary)
Attached is a profile of Bishop Christopher. He will also be meeting with other groups including one at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He will also be meeting Mayor Sanders and other elected officials.
Contact Linda Miles if you have questions about the event. Please publicize this event as much as possible. It really does have to do with saving lives.
Linda (Lindy) Miles