For Christmas This Year, Ugandans Will Finally Get Their “Kill The Gays” Bill

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, oft-known as the “Kill the Gays” bill, will be passed before the end of 2012, just in time for Christmas…’tis the season to violate any number of human rights.

On Monday, speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga announced that the bill, which originally prescribed the death penalty for  certain homosexual acts, will become law this year.

The AP reports:

Ugandans “are demanding it,” she said, reiterating a promise she made before a meeting on Friday of anti-gay activists who spoke of “the serious threat” posed by homosexuals to Uganda’s children. Some Christian clerics at the meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, asked the speaker to pass the law as “a Christmas gift.”

“Speaker, we cannot sit back while such (a) destructive phenomenon is taking place in our nation,” the activists said in a petition. “We therefore, as responsible citizens, feel duty-bound to bring this matter to your attention as the leader of Parliament … so that lawmakers can do something to quickly address the deteriorating situation in our nation.”

The anti-gay activists paraded in front of Kadaga, with parents and schoolchildren holding up signs saying homosexuality is “an abomination.” The speaker then promised to consider the bill within two weeks, declaring that “the power is in our hands.”

“Who are we not to do what they have told us? These people should not be begging us,” Kadaga said of activists who want the bill to become law.

Homosexuality is currently illegal in 76 countries, 38 of which are in Africa – the result of centuries of missionary indoctrination and Western  imperialism.

The seeds of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill were planted by Parliament member David Bahati, under the guise of protecting the children from homosexuality. According to Bahati, the West has been recruiting poor kids to the dark, or at least tastefully lit, side. Uganda already has laws in place that criminalize homosexual acts, but Bahati called for even stricter punishment…for the sake of the children.

No matter what part of the world you go to, that argument never gets old does it?

The bill has been delayed several times in the past but Bahati claims that it is popular enough with lawmakers to pass without difficulty.

Multiple governments, as well as human rights and religious organizations, have condemned Uganda for the proposed bill and the European Union has threatened to cut financial aid to the country should the bill pass. So this Christmas, Ugandans may not have anything under their tree, but at least they’ll have the blood of innocent people on their hands.

And that’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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  • 2eo

    This is religion at its very core. They speak with forked tongues to those who have the power and intellect to fight them but this is how they treat the masses.

    This is what they want in every nation, they want pogroms and concentration camps for us. They just won’t say it loud in western countries because we won’t stand for their dogma anymore.

  • Charlie in Charge

    Completely insidious to ask for this horrific bill as a “Christmas gift.” Not all religions oppose gay love but Christianity needs stand against this ugliness if it wants to be taken seriously as a religion of love.

  • Dionte

    Their wishes will lead to their own destruction.

  • Fitz

    Those Stupid monkeys can’t even feed themselves. Cut the aide, give it 10 years, let the die off, then build some condos and a shopping mall. The whole culture is disgusting and not needed on the Earth any longer. Rape women, criminalize gays, spread AIDS more than some cracked out hustler and then claim spiritual and religious high-ground. Sure. The world is buying it.

  • Bascha

    Some places in the world are just pits of despair, greed, corruption, and death. Some of these places should just go boom.

  • Freddie27

    @Fitz: It’s spelled “aid”, dummy. Why are racists so uneducated?

  • Burlington

    These ‘ afro-africans ‘ have nothing because they are ignorants. It’s unbelievable the degree of ignorance, poverty and intolerance that reigns in that continent.

  • chioma

    I am a hetero black African Christian ally. I knocked on doors when I was in uni stateside to ensure that an anti same sex marriage prop got shut down. Responding to violent bigotry with hateful, idiotic and close-minded statements makes you look bad.

    My pro gender equality church mentioned this last week. I wasn’t there, but a fellow parishioner mentioned it to me. I googled it. Your site was a top result. So for those who Carr about the issue, what they will get is the impression left by your commenters. I was hoping to find a “what to do” call to action, but instead, I got isolating comments.

    The NGOs that are banned there are made up of black African Christians.

    The LGBT community there? Black African and likely Christian.

    We don’t have a monopoly on bigotry or suffering.

  • Papi Balenciaga

    @chioma: Well said.. They are no better than the ones who put forth this bill…
    @Fitz: No, tell us how you really feel.

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