WIKILEAKS: Ugandan First Lady Behind Kill-the-Gays Bill
Uganda's First Lady has been pushing for a gay pogrom in her country, according to Wikileaks cables revealed by a Ugandan newspaper.
Janet Museveni - think of her as the anti-Judy Garland - is "ultimately behind" the kill-the-gays bill tailored by Ugandan and American evangelicals. Interestingly, her husband, the president, has been trying to sideline the same bill.
The disclosure comes from none other than a senior presidential adviser in Uganda who felt "morally obligated to speak out against the legislation, which he compared to McCarthyism." That's an understatement. McCarthy never tried to execute communists.
Read the cable here.
Another revelation from Wikileaks, this one heartening: the Vatican lobbied against the bill.