"Violence is visited upon us when our lives are made to be valueless," says Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The murder of David Kato in Uganda last week after a tabloid had splashed his name and picture under the headline “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos” and called for their murder. But homophobia in Uganda has US roots as well--evangelical leaders had promoted the country's notorious bill that advocated the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality."Johnson joins Laura in studio to discuss the murder, the flow of US money--both official and through churches--to Uganda, and why it is our responsibility to speak up for the lives of LGBT people around the world.
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