Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Intolerant Agenda Of National Prayer Breakfast Sponsor

Americans United Speaks Out Against Intolerant Agenda Of National Prayer Breakfast Sponsor

AU’s Lynn Calls On Leader Of ‘The Family’ To Repudiate Extreme Anti-Gay Law In Uganda

February 2, 2010

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today deplored the intolerant agenda of “The Family,” a secretive Religious Right group that sponsors the annual National Prayer Breakfast.

At a Washington, D.C., press conference this morning, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director, joined religious leaders in criticizing The Family for its ties to David Bahati, a Ugandan legislator who is pushing a draconian anti-gay law.

The Family, also known as the Fellowship Foundation, sponsors the National Prayer Breakfast, which attracts the president and a large number of members of Congress each year, as well as foreign dignitaries. According to researcher Jeff Sharlet, Bahati is a member of The Family.

Lynn called on President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to attend the prayer breakfast, to condemn the Ugandan proposal, which calls for the execution of gays and the imprisonment of those who promote homosexuality.

Read the full press release at www.au.org

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