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Guess Who’s Keeping Its AIDS Money While Trying to Kill Gays? Uganda!


Just so we’re clear: The United States will not be restricting PEPFAR funds to Uganda, despite the country being led by a president who supports state-sponsored execution of gays and lesbians, the very people who could be helped by U.S. aid.

Not that Eric Goosby, Obama’s PEPFAR coordinator, appears to even understand that much of Uganda’s HIV problem exists in the heterosexual community. As Michael Airhart notes, “Goosby falsely contends that it is a homosexual phenomenon that threatens the ‘general population.'”

Appointed by Obama in the spring, Goosby is supposed to be “the lightning rod” in fighting AIDS worldwide. President George W. Bush’s only worthwhile legacy — fighting HIV in Africa — is now being led by a man whose mission is to limit the spread of the virus, while providing education and treatment funding for countries hardest hit.

But in doing so, he’s propping up a nation that still treats HIV as “the gay disease,” that further stigmatizez the queer community, and is now calling for the murder of anyone who dares involve themselves in same-sex sex.

Meanwhile, as Canadian and British leaders come out — at least verbally — against Uganda’s treatment of LGBTs, American officials, including Sec. of State Clinton, remain painfully silent.

Might The Family’s influence reach farther than we thought?

On:           Nov 30, 2009
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    • Keith Kimmel

      God bless America!

      Nov 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joel


      Nov 30, 2009 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Attmay

      Don’t pay taxes if you don’t want your money going to murderers.

      Nov 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • badlydrawnbear

      Politicians in the US are doing the same thing, trying to craft ‘opt out’ options for states to ignore the newly passed federal hate crimes legislation that expands hate crimes to cover sexual orientation while still taking the money ear marked specifically to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.

      Dec 1, 2009 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb

      Not to be a pain, but I had to go look up PEPFAR. Next time save us the trouble.

      Dec 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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