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Rwanda Doesn’t Want to Criminalize Gayness. Just Spreading Gayness


It’s hard to tell whether Rwandan lawmakers are serious about scrapping plans to criminalize homosexuality. Originally intent on sentencing “any person who practices, encourages or sensitizes people of the same sex, to sexual relation or any sexual practice” to fines up to $1,758 (when the average Rwandan makes $350 a year), there’s now momentum from the Political Affairs Committee in the Lower Chamber of Parliament to kill the proposed law. All because the United Nations asked nicely?

AllAfrica reports the U.N. keeps pointing out something called “human rights.”

The President of the Political Affairs committee; Bernadette Kanzaire told parliament yesterday that the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) council had requested the government to scrap the article pointing out that it was contrary to articles 16 and 26 of the United Nations Convenant on Civil and Political Rights that seek protection of all citizens with disregard to sex, religion and others.

“All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law.

In this respect, the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,” artcle 26 of the Convenant says.

But maybe there’s a difference between The Gays and The Sexual Predators! Or at least some legislators would like you to believe as much.

Kanzaire’s six-man team is charged with reforming of Rwanda’s 33- year old penal code.

However, Kanzaire informed lawmakers that several opinions gathered during consultations indicated that homosexuality shouldn’t be tolerated in Rwanda since it was against the cultural norms of the nation.

She said it was important to support the authorities in educating the youth to adhere to the cultural values which discourage homosexuality.

Kanzaire said that the draft article within law, which is still under debate, proposes to punish those who use their sexual orientation to spread the gay gospel to minors. She said the proposal does not in any way spell out any punish for those directly engaed in the act.

Yes, we must punish gay adults who spread The Gay to the youngins!

On:           Dec 28, 2009
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  • 1 Comment
    • terrwill

      The reason is not because the UN asked “nicely” it is that
      some countries have begun to threaten to withold aid to that
      cesspool called africa. All of a sudden these homphobic
      savages, who’s countries have very little natural resources
      besides dirt, their populations live absolute poverty while
      the so called leaders live like royalty. Without foreign aid
      they too would suffer like the masses. The likes of Prick
      Warren and his minions using these african countries as dry
      runs for their wet dreams of similar legislation in the
      United States failed to mention that there might be a
      backlash from civilized countries……..

      Dec 28, 2009 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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