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Whoopi Goldberg Has A Message For Uganda: “You’re On The Wrong Side Of History”

Whoopi GoldbergUgandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the country’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill into law last week despite heavy opposition from the rest of the world, and LGBT ally/voice of reason Whoopi Goldberg isn’t having any of it.

The bill, which was introduced in 2009, originally sought the death penalty for anyone partaking in homosexual acts, but has been amended to impose life imprisonment for those suspected of “being gay.” The bill, along with a similar bill passed in Nigeria in January, also supports prison sentences for those supporting equality. A witch hunt ensued.

In a video for the HRC, Goldberg slams the leaders of both countries, proclaiming “you’re on the wrong side of history”:

Dozens of LGBT Nigerians were rounded up—okay, when’s the last time you heard that word, people being ’rounded up’? This is not a good thing that’s happened.

It isn’t right to imprison someone for who they are or who they love, and it isn’t right to tell people that they shouldn’t be able to speak up for equality. It is not cool to have people pointing and saying ‘yeah, there’s somebody that I believe is this or that, and someone can take them away. This is not good in any part of the country, in any part of the world, on our Earth at all.


h/t Instinct

On:           Mar 4, 2014
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    • Caleb in SC

      Of course. Whoopi is right.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy

      Yes Whoopi, third world countries have been on the wrong side of history for ages now.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Angelicus

      Always nice to have allies like Whoopi on our side. Kudos Ms. Goldberg.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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