Ted Cruz Joins Joe Biden in Support of the LGBTQ Community.

Matthew C. Woodruff

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"Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality' is grotesque and an abomination. ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse," Ted Cruz wrote on Twitter concerning a recently passed law in Uganda.

Biden threatened possible sanctions for those involved in carrying out human rights abuses and said he instructed his National Security Council “to evaluate the implications of this law on all aspects of U.S. engagement with Uganda.”

Biden called the law shameful and part of an alarming trend of human rights abuses and corruption in Uganda and a threat to everyone residing in Uganda, including U.S. government personnel, tourists, and members of the business community.

Some of Ted Cruz’s followers criticized him for speaking out against the barbaric law.

"Ted, seems to me your focus should be here at home working to get the unjustly punished J6 prisoners out of jail," wrote one user in response. "I'm disappointed in you."

U.S. based Conservative Christian groups have been working for decades in the African nations to get them to criminalize actions like homosexuality and this isn’t the first time one of them have attempted to attach the death penalty to it, according to Boston-based Political Research Associates (PRA).

It identified three organizations it believes are aggressively targeting the continent: Pat Robertson's ACLJ, the Catholic group Human Life International and Family Watch International, led by the Mormon activist Sharon Slater.

Their report concludes that these groups “have launched or expanded their work in Africa dedicated to promoting their Christian right worldview. A loose network of rightwing charismatic Christians called the transformation movement joins them in fanning the flames of the culture wars over homosexuality and abortion by backing prominent African campaigners and political leaders."

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Matthew is an independent journalist, an internationally award-winning author best known for Dark Humor/Lite Horror/Supernatural short stories, as well as an ordained minister who served as a domestic missionary. He is a lover of the unusual, travel, cats and the spark that makes people tick. Matthew is based in Florida, USA.

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