We are about to embark on a historic mission to stop persecution of LGBT people in Uganda and we want you to be a key part of our vision. (www.AmericanPrayerHour.org)
Uganda's parliament is now debating what has become known as the "Kill the Gays Bill." David Bahati, a member of the secretive fundamentalist group The Family, sponsored the draconian legislation. On February 4, he will appear at The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, alongside world leaders and members of Congress.
Most people think of The National Prayer Breakfast, which is hosted by The Family, as innocuous and have no idea that the event's sponsors are linked to the anti-gay death bill in Uganda. We believe it is time to inform people and let them know the truth about The Family and its toxic influence overseas.
Equally important, it is time we present a loving and compassionate view of spirituality so intolerant groups like The Family do not define people of faith. This is why we are launching The American Prayer Hour on February 4th, the same day as The National Prayer Breakfast.
The American Prayer Hour will consist of a series of decentralized events across America and be anchored by key events in Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago, South Florida, Minneapolis, San Jose, Birmingham, Anchorage and Berkeley.
If you are in these areas, please attend an American Prayer Hour event.
Our goal is to have people from around the country speak out against intolerance, stand up for inclusive values and do everything in their power to derail the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.
Please, understand, we may be all that stands in the way of blood flowing down the streets of Kampala. I pray that you will link hands and help us do everything we can to save the lives of our Ugandan LGBT brothers and sisters. If the situation were reversed, we'd sure hope they would be there for us, wouldn't we?