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Pope Francis To Visit Uganda To Honor Martyrs Who Refused Sex With Gay King

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 11.14.26 AMBack in 1885, nearly 130 years before Uganda’s recently passed anti-homosexual law, the area was ruled by a king.

A gay king.

King Mwanga II kept many young men at his constant beck and call, and executed those who refused his advances — a precursor to Grindr’s block button.

Here’s where the pope comes in. This all happened just after the Catholics had arrived, and part of what enraged the king was that the missionaries clearly didn’t support any gay goings on.

The men who died as a result of turning down a roll in the hay with King Touchy Feely were canonized as martyrs almost 50 years ago, and Pope Francis plans to visit Uganda to mark the anniversary.

“The irony is that the martyrs were killed for resisting the homosexual advances of the Bugandan king, Mwanga. Sort of flies in the face of the “homosexuality is un-African” script,” said Junior Mayema, an African gay rights activist.

 

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Feb 28, 2014
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  • 28 Comments
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Send the Uganda, gays to the USA and all the PeeParty, or Tea, party to Uganda. I am sure they will be happier party.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey2013
      Jersey2013

      @ Mezaien, I agree especially if the Ugandans look like Mr-sexy-bedroom-eyes King Mwanga.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbyjoe
      bobbyjoe

      Yeah, to everyone who praised Francis as some new and improved Pope (cough, cough, The Advocate, cough, cough), here’s a giant middle finger. So the Pope is visiting Uganda right after they passed their “life imprisonment to gays” virtual holocaust law? And he’s visiting to specifically honor those who martyred themselves to fend off a gay man? The symbolism couldn’t be more vile, nor this tacit stamp of approval to the torture and murder of gays and lesbians. Turns out Francis is as evil as every other damn Pope.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      “…and executed those who refused his advances — a precursor to Grindr’s block button.” Really? That is a flippant remark to make concerning a serious issue.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NG22
      NG22

      @Jersey2013: Right? This King was totally hot. I would have fucked him.

      Of course it’s heinous that he killed those who refused him, but no one is perfect, right?

      Feb 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      wow – I just looked him up on Wikipedia and he was quite a horny dude, he also had 16 wives and fathered 10 children. (Is this “bisexual erasure” again?)

      Feb 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cy
      Cy

      I don’t agree with the timing of this Honoring, being so soon after the passing of such terrible laws in that country for gay people, it will be interpretted by some as papal approval, and likely lead to even further violence towards the gay community. That being said, I’d also have to say, as a gay man with morals, I will stand by this pope’s side in spirit, on this issue. But wounds need healing, not scratching, in this world.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blueshirt409
      blueshirt409

      I saw we give the Pope a chance. He very likely is aware that the issue is a hot topic in Uganda right now. He may well urge tolerance. He has, after all, called for the Church to stop focusing on the issue and turn its attention to other matters. He may be using the anniversary as an excuse to speak on the issue and the trip as a way to call attention to it, rather than merely issuing another statement that day, which the Ugandans would just ignore. He may not have our backs 100%, but he’s definitely better than the other Popes in recent memory.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blueshirt409
      blueshirt409

      I meant to say, “I SAY we give [him] a chance….”

      Feb 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daveliam
      Daveliam

      @the other Greg: I was just coming here to say the same thing. This guy was bisexual, it seems.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Archangelo
      Archangelo

      “Besides just being an odd bit of history, the story is important in that it proves being gay and African aren’t mutually exclusive, as some would ridiculously have the world believe.”

      It’s unfortunate that this bat crap crazy psychopath is being cited as “proof” of the existence of homosexuality in Uganda.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      The pope is an @sshole.
      Let’s stop playing in semantics and playing the “what if” game.
      HE IS NOT GAY FRIENDLY, and no matter how some people may want to stretch his actions out of context to make him appear “friendlier”, that doesn’t change the reality

      Feb 28, 2014 at 11:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sdartnut
      sdartnut

      Have we ever known an African ruler to execute some of his countrymen? Could it be that they were killed not because of his sexual advances but because they may have opposed him politically? Could that have been a twist put on the story to make him look worse than he was by detractors, like Christian missionaries? Maybe the ones killed were trying to smother the national spirituality with one of the European invaders?

      Mar 1, 2014 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @bobbyjoe: I’m with you.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @Archangelo: Nobody has to “prove” that being gay and African are not mutually exclusive. All the gay Africans already know that, as does everyone with a sane, functioning brain between their ears. The idiots and lunatics who refuse to believe that gay people have existed in every culture since the beginning of humanity are going to take a lot more work.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dan4equality
      dan4equality

      I thought something seemed fishy about “gayness” being the cause of all this drama. Here is a scholarly paper that describes that the “sodomy” angle was one vented by who else – Christians, in this case Anglicans. http://www.academia.edu/3697304/_When_Sodomy_Leads_to_Martyrdom_Sex_Religion_and_Politics_in_Historical_and_Contemporary_Contexts_in_Uganda_and_East_Africa._

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dan4equality
      dan4equality

      @dan4equality: *invented by

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevinfior
      kevinfior

      @bobbyjoe: That’s true

      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy_d
      andy_d

      @bobbyjoe: You got that right! I always said to wait and see. Well I’ve waited and I am definitely seeing.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 7:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Archangelo
      Archangelo

      @Respect4all: My response was an attempt at sarcasm. However, if you read the quote from the article, it specifically says “the story is important in that it PROOVES being gay and African aren’t mutually exclusive, as some would ridiculously have the world believe.” That was what I responding to. Your beef should be with the author of the article, not with me.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @Archangelo: I didn’t see that sentence in the article. But anyway, no beef with you at all. I’m a vegetarian.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkorient
      darkorient

      @sportyguy1983: Totally agree with you. While we don’t necessarily agree with the pope’s action, we shouldn’t make light of such a big crime just because the criminal was supposed to be one of us.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Archangelo
      Archangelo

      @Respect4all: LOL!!!

      Mar 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      It would seem that European Christians have been exporting homophobia to Africa for a very long time.

      Mar 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      There are always going to be some people who, if they see a sign that says WET FLOOR… they will. If some people are going to believe that being African and being gay are mutually exclusive, if anyone can be so naïve and dim-witted, there’s nothing that can be done about that, or should even be attempted. I’ll say this about the Catholic Church. They just had to tell anyone in Africa who’d listen that condoms cause AIDS, not help prevent it. And I’ll say this about Francis. Thinking, “Gosh, maybe this new pope won’t be as evil as his predecessors,” is the kind of childlike wistfulness of our departed Shirley Temple. Scrunching up your face and wishing hard doesn’t make your wish come true. Not in the real world.

      Mar 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @the other Greg: No, he can’t have been bisexual he must have been a total homo if he had sixteen wives and only managed to have 10 children.

      Mar 3, 2014 at 7:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      It seems to me the greatest concern is that this Papal Visit will appear to give blessing to the violence and murder of LGBT people in Uganda. Am I the only one who thinks that?

      Mar 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geos
      Geos

      If you wonder how this kind of shit happens the answer is very clear: religion. That is the filth that pollutes peoples minds with ignorance, stupidity and hatred. This is the face of our psychopathic, power hungry, bloodthirsty enemy: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/new-york-times-investigates-relationship-between-american-dominionists-and-uganda

      http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/02/24/uganda-amanpour-roger-ross-williams-god-loves-uganda-homosexual-gay.cnn.html

      They know they can get away with this because gays are a soft target. There is no penalty to be paid for their demonization, torture & murder. If I had the money I’d sponsor death squads to bring justice to David Kato’s murders and the rest of the anti-gay Nazis but alas we have no armies so this will continue until we show there IS a price to pay for this hate mongering. But that won’t happen because we’re still so powerless as a community. Respect comes at the end of a gun. -Mao

      Mar 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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