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Rachel Maddow Reports on U.S. Plan to Send 'Experts' to Uganda to Refute Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to send "experts" to Uganda to speak with President Museveni about homosexuality and whether it's a choice. As you may recall, Museveni assigned his own "scientists" to the task to determine whether it was genetic or a choice, and after hearing from them, signed the Anti-Homosexuality Law.

Watch Rachel's segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

Buzzfeed reported earlier on a State Department forum at which Kerry spoke:

“I talked personally to President Museveni just a few weeks ago, and he committed to meet with some of our experts so that we could engage him in a dialogue as to why what he did could not be based on any kind of science or fact, which is what he was alleging,” Kerry said. “He welcomed that and said that he was happy to receive them and we can engage in that kind of conversation… maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration.”

He added that the State Dept. was still formulating its response to the Ugandan human rights abuses:

“There’s been already a review taking place,” Kerry said, to examine policy towards all countries where homosexuality is criminalized, “to figure out what the options are as to how we can begin to change minds, move leaders, reach the public, the same kind of education that took place frankly here in our country.”

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  1. Lively and his Ilk should be Imprisoned for exporting Hate

    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 19, 2014 8:16:41 AM

  2. THE LOGAN ACT (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

    The Act was intended to prohibit United States citizens without authority from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Mar 19, 2014 9:47:26 AM

  3. @MARCUS BACHMANN: What authority would 1 need?

    Posted by: fLuke | Mar 19, 2014 10:11:03 AM

  4. Meanwhile the beheadings will continue until morale improves.

    Posted by: Rad | Mar 19, 2014 11:11:59 AM

  5. Just. Stop. The money flow.

    Posted by: Whitneyisadude | Mar 19, 2014 2:33:20 PM

  6. @RAD... you could also say "morality"

    Posted by: castaway | Mar 19, 2014 2:42:58 PM

  7. Send her. But she's have to call Ellen about a "Cover Girl" make over.

    Posted by: Ben | Mar 19, 2014 9:23:02 PM

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