Your feel good story for this Saturday...
"...According to Buzzfeed, members of the religious group – also known as the The Religious Society of Friends – have formed an organisation called the Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR) to help smuggle gay people out of Uganda.
Working with 10 Ugandan “conductors”, the US-based group has funded passage out of the country for around 107 people.
The refugees travel in small groups, first making their way to safe houses in neighbouring countries.
FNUR say that at least 12 people have reached safer countries including South Africa and Sweden, while unconfirmed reports suggest as many as 30 have escaped to Europe....(more)"
It's so refreshing for me, when I see religious groups stepping up in big ways to help the LGBT community around the world. Especially when it's surrounded by a cacophony of hate from the evangelical right that seems to pour out daily targeting that same community.
What is happening there is unacceptable to say the least, and I applaud this groups success at protecting these men and women and I hope them many, many more.
Update: Rec Listed?! I didn't expect to wake up and see that! Thanks!