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Uganadan Bishop Says Anti-Gay Law Not Urgent Because Uganda Has No Gays

An Anglican Bishop in Uganda has spoken out against the country’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill.

Not because he thinks it’s immoral, but because there aren’t any gay people in his country.

Bishop Godfrey Makumbi of the West Buganda Diocese of the Church of Uganda says he doesn’t “condone” homosexuality, but that the recently postposned measure is taking up too much time: “Sincerely it is overshadowing other problems,” Makumbi said, according to the Ugandan Observer “Our prime problems are on everyone’s fingertips; corruption, dishonesty, impudence and impunity, human sacrifice, poor service delivery and absolute poverty.”

Well, at least Makumbi gets to the right result, even if he doesn’t take a stand for tolerance.

But we’re not really down with his next assumption: “Realistically this is not in our culture, because our African sexual values are completely heterosexual, I personally have never seen people fancying [homosexuality] here, except in Europe,” he said.

Wow, Makumbi and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should hold a no-homo party.

But if Bishop Makumbi doubts there are gays in Uganda, he can ring up David Kato, the LGBT activist who successfully sued a Ugandan tabloid for outing him and printing his address.

Oh wait, he can’t—David was brutally murdered earlier this year.

UPDATE: It turns out the offices of the LGBT equality group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) were just ransacked and their computers and office equipment stolen. Hmm, can you rob people that don’t exist?

 

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 30, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      Queerty It’s worth putting a link to Eusebius McKaiser a gay african philospher/social activist /talkshow host /journalist ( probably does part-time stripping, and car repair) for the low down but not down low. Here: http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/02/homosexuality-unafrican-claim-historical-embarrassment

      Dec 30, 2012 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      Extreme poverty and corruption. Check. The other part saying there are no gayz in his country like ahmadipshit said about Iran.

      Ironic they have no problem killing gays while claiming at the same time they don’t exist.

      Dec 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaym50ish
      gaym50ish

      In 2007, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad evoked gales of laughter when he told an audience at Columbia University that there were no homosexuals in Iran. Apparently the threat of death in some countries is enough to keep most of them inviisible, but that does not mean they aren’t there.

      Dec 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      First Ugandan leaders say that there is a rampant epidemic of homosexuality in that country and that stronger laws must be passed. Then you have this Bishop that says there are no gays in Uganda because of their African morality. It can’t be both so which one is it?

      Dec 31, 2012 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Charles175: You sorely underestimate the ability of religious wackos and halfwits to carry these ideas simultaneously.

      Lets not forget there is a youtube video where an American woman is asked if Obama is an “African, muslim, socialist, communist, terrorist sympathiser and homosexual” and she replies clear as day “He is ALL of those things and more”.

      Never underestimate the stupid, they draw from a limitless pool from the desolate ether.

      Dec 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      You sorely underestimate the ability of religious wackos and halfwits to carry these ideas simultaneously.

      Lets not forget there is a youtube video where an American woman is asked if Obama is an “Afric@n, musl1m, soci@list, commun1st, terror1st sympathiser and homosexu@l” and she replies clear as day “He is ALL of those things and more”.

      Dec 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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