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David Kato, Laid To Rest

Buried in his family’s ancestral village of Nakawala about 25 miles outside Kampala, Ugandan activist David Kato drew “hundreds” mourners today, as family and friends gathered to remember the man likely murdered for his vocal opposition to homophobia. Some attending the service wore tees with Kato’s face on the front and “La luta continua” (“The struggle continues”) on the back. Oh, and then there were the anti-gay religious folks: One pastor began screaming with a mic, “The world has gone crazy … People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back, they should abandon what they are doing. You cannot start admiring a fellow man.” In addition to a statement from President Obama, the Sec. of State Hillary Clinton has called on authorities there to fully investigate his murder. Thus far, it appears police are investigating his slaying as a robbery gone bad, which is I guess what you call it when a man walks into Kato’s home, bashes him in the head with a hammer, and exits without taking anything.

Video from the service:

By:           Max Simon
On:           Jan 28, 2011
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  • 2 Comments
    • giovanni
      giovanni

      RIP Brave Soul!

      Jan 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      David Kato was a truly heroic man in a violent and ugly country. Rest in peace, sweet prince.

      Jan 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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