Our Shameless Men and Brash Women

by
Abby Zimet

Protesting Obama's appearance at Thursday's National Prayer
Breakfast and its ties to Uganda's anti-gay law, progressive religious
leaders have unveiled plans to
hold a 17-city American Prayer Hour
"as an affirmation of inclusive values." Their press conference
featured members of Obama's own faith-based council and a gay Ugandan
named Moses who is seeking U.S. asylum; he told of being beaten, fired
from his job, and raped by a policeman.

"There was no way I could go to a doctor..." Moses said. "I knew if I told the health workers [about the rape]... they
would report me, and I
would at least make the headlines in the newspapers."

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