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France condemns Uganda’s proposed anti-gay law

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  1. Jean-Paul Bentham 4 Nov 2009, 8:10am

    ‘In an article for the Uganda Observer yesterday, Bahati said that homosexuality was not a human right.

    He added: ” We will never accept homosexuality for the sake of appeasing other countries or as an incentive for their money.”‘

    Ain’t it amazing what a little christian indoctrination can do. I suggest Uganda enter international diplomatic and economic relations with the Vatican, ’cause it is not about to flourish as an example of western civilization.

  2. I picked up this info from another site:

    “According to :

    ” There is evidence to suggest that support for Bahati’s bill has come from extreme-right Christians in the United States of America who are working through allied churches and parliamentarians in Uganda. In March 2009 the Family Life Network, led by Ugandan Pastor Stephen Langa (affiliated to the Kampala Pentecostal Church), hosted a workshop entitled ‘Exposing the truth behind homosexuality and the homosexual agenda’. The workshop trainers included members of three American organisations well-known in US Christian rightwing circles:

    Scott Lively, co-founder of the hate group Watchmen on the Walls and author of The Pink Swastika, a pseudo-history book claiming that militant male homosexuals helped mastermind the Nazi holocaust;
    Caleb Lee Brundidge, a ‘sexual reorientation’ coach for the International Healing Foundation, a Christian organisation that aims to ‘free’ people from ‘unwanted same-sex attraction’;
    Don Schmierer, a board member for Exodus International, an umbrella body for Christian groups that seek to ‘reform’ homosexuals using Christian teachings.
    Alongside the workshop, the Americans also met with MPs and influential religious actors.
    The Family Life Network has mobilised through churches across the country to deliver a petition to parliament calling for the introduction of stronger legislation against homosexuality. Bahati’s bill is the result.”

    See the whole article at:

  3. I think it’s time to start the petition to keep Uganda out of the London 2012 Olympic Games. They should not be allowed to compete with such a horrible human rights record.

  4. I agree Robert

  5. Mihangel apYrs 4 Nov 2009, 1:50pm

    Uganda, along with that other benighted hellhole, Jamaica, is still an acting member in the Commonwealth. Why haven’t they been suspended yet for their crimes against (gay) humanity? Boy-Milliband, and y-fronts-Bryant are strangely quiet about these bigotted nations- is it because they’re black?

  6. Nice thought about expulsion from the Commonwealth, I expect most of the Commonwealth still penalises gays though, thanks to the Indian Penal Code that was imposed across the board by the Victorians. We can’t get them all expelled.

    Probably more productive would be to suspend the financial aid, which is being ripped off by the corrupt politicians anyway.

  7. Christina Engela 4 Nov 2009, 8:59pm

    Leave it to the oldest democracy in existence to be the first to speak officially against such undemocratic and inhuman practice. It is almost enough to make me want to emigrate to France and learn French!

    I wonder when or if the major powers will follow their lead. I wonder if this will be more than just a token show to appease the human rights watchdog groups around the world – to say yes, we spoke out, are you happy now?

    Even so…

    It is not simply enough to cut financial aid or to ban Uganda from participating in sporting or even cultural events which they probably do not attend anyway.

    Uganda needs to feel what it means to be outcast from all vestiges of international cooperation, the AU, the Commonwealth, the UN and any other trade groups and blocs. They need to be blockaded and forced into a position where they can see holding onto such a vile anti-humanitarian policy and dogma will lead to their utter failure as a state, both economically and politically.

    And if they refuse to back down, then the world must adopt the same stance – after all, this government is adopting the pose of a terrorist state, terrorizing its own people – and do we negotiate with terrorists?

    From the side of the rest of the world, South Africa and the USA in particular, interfering right wing groups who have been using Uganda as some kind of private sociological experiment, should be blocked from acting outside their countries. Affirming church groups should instead be encouraged to repair the damage these evangelicals have done.

  8. Very interesting, Martha. If that’s correct, it doesn’t surprise me.

  9. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Nov 2009, 4:20am

    Christina Engela:

    Chapeau! (Bravo!)

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