Just when you thought all the stupid had been wrung out of the human race, a bill before the Ugandan Parliament would: Prescribe life in prison for any act of homosexuality. Demand the death penalty for repeat offenders (don't know how that's supposed to happen, but it may be explained through ex post facto law), if one is HIV+, or if any intoxicant, including alcohol, was used prior to a homosexual act. Carry a seven year sentence for supporting gay rights, which would presumably include any attempt to overturn this law should it pass. Carry a three year sentence for seeing evidence of homosexuality and failing to report it to the police within 24 hours. The authors of this bill are members of the bizarre Washington Christian totalitarian cult called "The Family," which I recently saw best described on another forum as being like something out of a terrible airport novel. In part this may be an element of a larger wedge strategy to both scapegoat gays and sow mistrust in Europe and increase American ties, as Ugandan President Museveni, The Family's strongman of choice in Africa, has been spreading word among young people that gay Europeans are "recruiting" in Africa. For his part, American Pillar of Morality Rick Warren has suddenly decided God does not call him to exert influence in political matters.