Friday, August 16, 2013

REAL Women of Canada fights back against 'media firestorm'

Gwen Landolt
OTTAWA - REAL Women of Canada does not support persecution of homosexuals, despite what has been written in a media firestorm responding to the organization's Aug. 7 news release accusing Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird of abuse of office for funding homosexual activism overseas.
“(Baird) awarded $200,000 of Canadian taxpayers’ money by way of the Department of Foreign Affairs to special interest groups in Uganda and Kenya to further his own perspective on homosexuality,” said the release quoting REAL Women’s national vice president Gwen Landolt. “He also insulted the speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, at a meeting of the International Parliamentary Union in Quebec City when he criticized Uganda for its position on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.”
In many mainstream media outlets, the conservative, pro-life and pro-family organization has been painted as in support of a proposed Ugandan law to make homosexual acts punishable by the death penalty.  (more...)

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