David Bahati (born 6 August 1973) is a Ugandan politician and MP in the Ugandan parliament. He is the MP for the constituency of Ndorwa West and is a member of the National Resistance Movement, the ruling party of Uganda. He is Chief of the Scout Board of Uganda Bahati studied in Cardiff, Wales and received a Master's Degree from the University of Wales. Carl Cooper, former Bishop of St. Davids, said, "It was wonderful to discover that the local MP, Mr David Bahati, also had a Masters degree from the University of Wales and had spent time studying in Cardiff. Wales’ influence often stretches further than we realise."Before entering politics, Bahati was head of finance and administration at Uganda's Population Secretariat.Bahati came to international attention in October 2009 after introducing the Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a Private Member's Bill on 13 October proposing that a new offence be created in Uganda named "aggravated homosexuality" which would be punishable as a capital offence.
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Ascribing phobias in political and social contexts is wrong, says the Associated Press. But fear is what drives anti-gay behaviour.
Rachel Maddow confronted Republican Senator James Inhofe about his ties to anti-gay legislators in Uganda during a tense conversation on her Thursday show.
Last month the Church of England Newspaper called me a Nazi. I thought, as my eyelids splayed in disbelief, that the oceanic depths to which homophobic rhetoric was prepared to sink could not be lowered. Perhaps, I reasoned, they would reacquaint themselves with rational thought and retract the article. I was wrong.
I watched Rachel Maddow's recent interview with David Bahati, sponsor of Uganda's legislation to give life imprisonment or the death penalty to homosexuals (which Rachel calls the "Kill the Gays Bill") with my mouth wide open the whole time. I was in disbelief.
Rachel Maddow devoted almost half of her Wednesday show to a lengthy interview with David Bahati, author of the infamous bill in the Ugandan Parliament that calls for gay people to face life imprisonment or, in some cases, execution if they are convicted of having practiced homosexuality.