Never let it be said that the United States doesn't at least try to keep up with such forward-looking nations as Uganda where the president signed an anti-homosexual bill Monday and a newspaper promptly named the "top 200 homosexuals" in the nation.
In Arizona, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has until Saturday to decide whether to sign a law -- passed by the legislature -- that would allow businesses to exclude homosexuals based on 'religious' convictions. Seven other states have introduced similar legislation but Arizona was alone in passing it.
Perhaps it could be thought of as a small bit of ecumenism -- bringing Islam and Christianity into a more warming embrace?