The Rev. Mark Kiyimba was forced to leave his Ugandan home in March for his safety.
The gay-rights activist, now in the United States, stood before a captivated church crowd Sunday morning to discuss Uganda's gay rights issues.
Though he's not gay himself, Kiyimba has traveled from church to church across the United States for the last 12 weeks, hoping to raise awareness of a Ugandan anti-homosexuality legislation.
"[The bill] is ugly and inhuman," Kiyimba said during the service at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, 10 S. Gilbert St.
Under the bill, homosexuality — which is already a criminal offense in Uganda — would be punishable by death for those considered serial offenders, suspected of "aggravated homosexuality" and are HIV-positive, or involved with sex acts with minors.
Kiyimba is scheduled to speak again at 6:30 p.m. today in the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. The event is free and open the the public.
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