WBEZ | Pam Spees http://www.wbez.org/tags/pam-spees Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Ugandan gay rights group files lawsuit in U.S. against American evangelist http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/ugandan-gay-rights-group-files-lawsuit-us-against-american-evangelist-97 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-21/AP10012207665.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In 2009, American evangelist <a href="http://www.defendthefamily.com/_docs/resources/1139692.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Scott Lively</a> spoke at a &nbsp;conference in Uganda entitled “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda.” That same year, an anti-homosexuality bill was introduced in the Ugandan parliament. It became known as the “Kill the Gays Bill” because of its calls for the death penalty for certain homosexual offenses. After an international outcry, the bill has been in limbo but was recently reintroduced in parliament. Last week, a Ugandan gay rights group called Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against Lively. The suit alleges that for the past ten years, Lively has participated in a conspiracy to deprive LGBT Ugandans of their human rights. Today, <em>Worldview </em>talks with <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/about-us/staff-board/pamela-spees" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Pam Spees</a>, SMUG's attorney, and <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=11575" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Mathew Staver</a>, Lively's attorney.</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/ugandan-gay-rights-group-files-lawsuit-us-against-american-evangelist-97