Uganda MP David Bahati remains defiant in his opposition to homosexuality even as lawmakers move to table his anti-gay bill.

Bahati is the author and primary sponsor of a controversial bill that would increase the penalties for being gay in a nation where it is already a crime. Bahati's bill proposes putting repeat offenders to death under certain circumstances.

The measure, however, might have proved too controversial.

President Yoweri Museveni has called the legislation redundant and unnecessary, according to recent comments made by Information Minister Masiko Kabakumba.

In an interview on NTV, Bahati remained defiant, repeating his claim that children are being recruited by gay people. (In fact, he told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that more than $15 million has poured into the country in less than a year to defeat the bill and recruit children into being gay.)

“We don't have any provision on promotion of homosexuality anywhere. We don't have any provision on same-sex marriage. We don't have any provision in our rules on recruitment of our children. We don't have any provision on counseling and caring. We want to make it very clear. We want Parliament to come up with a rule that is specific and clear to address the imagined problem of homosexuality.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)