BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — A judge convicted a gay couple in Malawi Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency after a trial that drew worldwide condemnation of this southern African country's colonial-era laws on homosexuality.
Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa said the sentencing will take place on Thursday. The couple could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.
This should have been in the commerce section of the news. After all, homophobia is an export of the U.S.'s Christian Right. The latest cargo unloaded by Lou Engle in his recent visit to Uganda may be proof that uber-Christians are still taking to heart Rick Warren's motto: "Whatever It Takes."