Western Evangelical Group Pushing Ethiopia to Impose Death Penalty for Gays

Will Ethiopia consider imposing the death penalty for homosexuality? Bikya News seems to think so:

EthiopiaAn anti-gay organization that held a recent workshop on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Ethiopia is reporting that the death penalty against gay people in Ethiopia may be on the horizon.

The workshop reportedly looked with the social ‘evils’ and ‘disastrous’ effects of homosexuality in Ethiopia, and was led by United for Life Ethiopia, a Western Evangelical Christian organization with local representation.

Government officials, religious leaders, leading heath professionals, charities and members of the public attended the event at the Bethel Teaching Hospital in Addis Ababa, last week. In the workshop police alleged ‘homosexual family members and neighbors’ have sexually abused 117 boys last year. It comes on the heels of much antagonism toward the LGBT community in Ethiopia.

GSN adds:

At the conclusion of the workshop, the EICAH representative stated that the council is ‘making progress’ in convincing the government to be stricter on homosexuality and introduce the death penalty to punish ‘such acts’.

The ECIAH representative added that prospects for capital punishment being legislated against gays ‘seems promising’.

The United for Life Ethiopia (ULE), led by Dr Seyoum Antonios, sponsored the event as well as ECIAH.

ULE is a Western Evangelical organization that receives funding in the UK and US and offers to ‘cure’ gayness as well as campaigning aggressively against LGBT people in the country.


  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    So they have a pedophile problem but want to kill the gays instead. Why don’t they just kill the pedophiles (provided there’s physical evidence and not just unfounded accusations)?

  2. Jack M says

    So now Evangelical “Christians” are promoting the death penalty? Guess they forgot all about the Ten Commandments. I thought they knew the Bible inside and out.

  3. Will says

    Why would the idiots in Ethiopia not question why these evangelical bastards from the west don’t live in the ‘great’nation of Ethiopia if clearly the west is accepting gays more and more thus causing some sort of social unrest?

  4. Francis #1 says

    What’s happening is that religious bigotry is losing in the Western World. So instead their going into African countries, Caribbean countries and pushing their hatred there on the masses.

    Not Christian behavior, and not human behavior. These people are barbaric.

  5. Paul R says

    If they try doing that, they’ll lose most or all aid from Europe and likely the US and Canada and possibly Japan. The UN and World Bank would also respond. Iran might be able to kill gays, but it doesn’t receive Western aid. This seems like a no-starter. Ethiopia would be an even bigger hellhole without aid, and I’d like to see these “Christians” make up for the many millions in lost funds.

  6. says

    Adolf Hitler lives in the hatred of the religious fanatical. Some human beings never learn from history. Fear is never the answer. Love is always the answer.

  7. bandanajack says

    just exactly what and where is western evangelical organization. this article is severely lacking in facts. i can’t begin to act against shadows, nor can i advocate for united states or united nations action without some specific information.

    the classic deep throat admonishment to follow the money would seem to be the next step. is money from the US federal government aiding or abetting this call for capital punishment?

    are any major US churches funding this organization? if so do the congregations know what their money is being used for? if so, they need to be publically called out.

    some detail would be appreciated.

  8. Derrick from Philly says

    PAUL R,

    @ “Silly Negroes”

    it took him a while to create his comment. You know, he had to figure out how to put the words together.

  9. Moz's says

    drive a wedge into it by pointing out its heretical protestant upstarts and the ethiopian orthodox and ethiopian catholics (the 1st xtian converts outside of Judea) should turn their backs on such noob heretics from the west

  10. Jesus says

    Tank you western Evanelical group for pushing ethiopia to impose death penalty for gays gays. That is what they deserve.
    I wish if they impose for the whole world gays the same thing.

  11. Derrick form Philly says

    “I wish if they impose for the whole world gays the same thing.”

    Oh, so you only want straight guys to pluke you in the butt.

  12. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    I just retrieved my snail mail and there’s an ad from Trader Joe’s pushing “Limited Edition Peaberry Coffee From Ethiopia”.

    I think I’ll pass, Joe.

  13. Sean says

    Reality check. Christian fundamentalists cannot call for the execution of lgbt citizens in the US or UK because public opinion will no longer allow it. But fundamentalists from both are supporting our execution in countries where they can get away with it. We all need to wake up to just how dangerous these people are.

  14. nick says

    “We all need to wake up to just how dangerous these people are.”

    Yes, these people are HERE in our country. They’d like nothing better than to round all of us up, put us in cattle cars, and ship us by rail to extermination centers to be cremated alive. We’ve seen these people before, history tells us what they are.

  15. ***** says

    I wish I knew how to follow the money trail from the chicken patty christian cash registers to these evangelical groups. Anyone want to take bets on there being blood on those chicken sandwiches if and when this passes?

  16. millerbeach says

    Thank you, nick, for reminding us of that. At times, we become so complacent, it scares me. These loons need to be rounded up and put in prison, not us. They are so far removed from Christianity, they should be arrested for false impersonation. I sure hope they enjoy rotting in Hell with Satan, as they are doing his work quite handily.

  17. Vky says

    Imagine if religious people from a distant nation were coming into the US to espouse the killing of a subset of people – would that not be immediately denounced as an act of terrorism? So how is this any different? How are these evangelicals not engaging in exactly that against the LGBT population in Ethiopia.

  18. Tom Cardellino says

    Such bloodlust from self-described “Christians” is still stunning to me. Perhaps this “Satan” idea is something worth re-examining? As the Christian folklore tells it, this Satan character can seem to be a fellow Christian. Seems to me likely that these self-proclaimed Christians are really charlatans who thrive on innocently spilled blood. Are these foreign influences granted front row seats to the executions? Do their eyes glow red when the noose pulls tight or the scimitar cuts clean through?

  19. Ethiopia says

    Please do not always talk about human right issue!!! This is about moral issue–sin against God!!! Sick humans who use unnatural and frustrate their bodies!!! You all cursed before you came out from your mom’s body!!! Dirty people–how could live life like this??????

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