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Uganda Takes A Nod From Putin, Criminalizes “Gay Propoganda”

President_Museveni_Uganda_Anti-Gay_Bill_0On live television, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law that tightens the stranglehold on gays and lesbians living in the African nation. It includes a ‘life imprisonment’ term for “repeat homosexual offenders” and makes it illegal to promote homosexuality. Oh, and straight people choosing not to report on known homosexuals? That’s also a crime now.

It turns out Western diplomacy doesn’t do a damn thing when it comes to Uganda’s draconian anti-gay legislature. It was just earlier this month Museveni made a big public show condemning the bill for fear of damaging foreign aid relations.

He also had these choice words to add:

‘We don’t impose ourselves on Western culture. What is wrong with this then? Why must you show us how you kiss? We are sick of homosexuals exhibiting themselves. All Africans are flabbergasted by this exhibition of sexual conduct. I do not understand why a man can’t be attracted to a beautiful woman and instead be attracted to a fellow man.”

Tough to argue with that kind of logic.

Human rights advocate and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemned the law, putting out this statement:

“When President Museveni and I spoke last month, he gave his word that he would not let the anti-homosexuality bill become law in Uganda. I was therefore very disheartened to hear last week that President Museveni was reconsidering his position.

We must be entirely clear about this: the history of people is littered with attempts to legislate against love or marriage across class, caste, and race. But there is no scientific basis or genetic rationale for love. There is only the grace of God.”

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Feb 24, 2014
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  • 7 Comments
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      Needless-to-say the rule of law has been dead in Uganda for quite some time. The international LGBTA community should accept the Ugandan government’s latest actions as a admission of genocide and deal with all Ugandan government officials accordingly.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      Homosexual Ugandans seeking asylum should immediately be received and sheltered. I guess we’ll see what President Obama mean when he said that passage of this law would make relations “difficult.”

      Somebody get Uganda a dictionary.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      ‘Straight people who don’t report gays will face imprisonment as well’? Hm… How interesting.

      I’m in the camp that Ugandan gays seeking asylum should be given such status.

      As to the nation of Uganda itself, let them burn in the fires of the self-defeating hysteria they’re sure to create.

      The only way some people know to keep their hands away from the stove is to burn themselves badly enough first.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RayJacksonMs
      RayJacksonMs

      This is a White House petition. It needs 100 more signatures to reach 150. At that point it is automatically posted to the public on the White House petition webpage. If it gets 100,000 signatures in a month the White House has to post a public response to it. I know they are making statements but this forces them to put something in writing and 100,000 signatures sends a strong message we are going to make Uganda a long term issue. Share it on Facebook. If it or another petition doesn’t go viral it will never reach 100,000 signatures.

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/united-states-should-halt-all-funds-uganda-until-recent-anti-gay-legislation-they-passed-repealed/qnkydjFS

      Feb 25, 2014 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson
      Ron Jackson

      Uganda religious stupidity brought to you by American evangelist. Ain’t religion uplifting? Perhaps the idiots in Arizona should petition to become a “state” of Uganda. I’d vote to let them go.

      Feb 25, 2014 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW
      DonW

      “I do not understand why a man can’t be attracted to a beautiful woman and instead be attracted to a fellow man.”

      Methinks he doth protest too much.

      Feb 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      @Ron Jackson: NO! not when I am in Tucson, We will go to WAR, against the fucking Christian whites.

      Feb 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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