The Honduran protesters accused the government of maintaining total silence and impunity in the slayings. The United Nations has also weighed in on the situation, asking Honduras to protect the LGBT community and investigate the murders.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am proud to reaffirm our support for LGBT communities at home and abroad, and to call for an end to discrimination and mistreatment of LGBT persons wherever it occurs.
by The Rev. Canon Albert J. Ogle, President of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation
These moral battles, as we have seen in Uganda, are often driven by well- meaning Christian fundamentalists from the USA in a perverse kind of neo-colonialism. They have no idea of the fallout from these laws to millions of LGBT people who cannot access HIV prevention or care.