As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]
by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
A recent International News Brief said, “Police reportedly stopped a gay ‘wedding’ in Mtwapa, Kenya, on Feb. 12 after a large mob formed and threatened to stone the couple and set them on fire.” In fact, while an anti-gay mob did form at the local office of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, which treats people with HIV, and while the mob did threaten occupants of the building, some of whom were arrested, sources say that no “wedding” was planned, despite multiple reports to the contrary in Western and African mainstream media. The notion of the “wedding,” sources say, was whipped up by anti-gay clerics, anti-gay media and others to add fuel to anti-gay hysteria that is sweeping the region and has led to multiple attacks on gay people by anti-gay mobs. For a detailed look at the situation, see http://tinyurl.com/hrwkenya and http://tinyurl.com/dougkenya.