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Ugandan president Museveni ‘opposes death penalty for gays’

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  1. Simon Murphy 8 Jan 2010, 4:07pm

    Too little, too late

    I think that even if the proposed law is scrapped in its entirety I think that UK aid to Uganda’s government become contingent on the total decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    The CURRENT law already states that homosexuality be punished by 14 years in prison.

    Britain cannot give money to such a regime.

    See the Youtube link below – it is a disturbing film showing how US Christians have been encouraging genocide in Uganda:

  2. ‘Uganda moves from the 15th century to the 17th century’.

  3. Matt Pepprell 8 Jan 2010, 4:36pm

    It’s great isn’t it when an ethics minister of a country says “gays can be counselled and they stop the bad habit”.

    The bad habit of what exactly? Loving somebody? I’m guessing though, this appeases Archbishops around the world…

  4. Jean-Paul Bentham 8 Jan 2010, 6:52pm

    Reperative therapy is unethical.

    And if Uganda is really worried about its children, something should be done about children being kidnapped, butchered and their blood and body parts offered to the spirits of Voodoo which is as alive in Uganda as Lively himself.

    Moseveni needs the boot and the opposition parties need a boost.

    Uganda democracy…what a bloody farce.

  5. Adrian T : ‘Uganda moves from the 15th century to the 17th century’.

    I wouldn’t say that. Seems to me most central Africans have just slightly evolved above stone-age man: http://tinyurl.com/ycls3wp

  6. Jean-Paul Bentham 8 Jan 2010, 7:40pm

    Happy Birthday, RobN!

  7. Jean-Paul Bentham 8 Jan 2010, 7:51pm

    Is it possible this whole anti-gay proposition is but a smoke screen to conceal some lucrative reality:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/6937546/Ugandans-sue-government-over-oil-deals.html

    I can’t imagine why I’ve become so cynical; people used to call me Pollyanna!

  8. Cannot believe the hypocrisy 8 Jan 2010, 7:58pm

    So compassionate and forgiving of them to only jail gay people for life! No doubt the prison warders will make sure they are treated humanely and protected from other violent inmates…

    Meanwhile, former child-sacrificing witch doctors are becoming evangelical Christian priests and the Ugandan Govt is granting an amnesty for their killings. It was on UK television last night. The following clip on the BBC website is of a former witch doctor turned evangelical Christian priest who killed 70 children, including his own son! He has been granted amnesty in return for converting other witch doctors. And Bahati says gay people are a threat to children!
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8441813.stm

  9. Mihangel apYrs 9 Jan 2010, 12:33pm

    there are a number of contributors to this site who accuse people f racism when we relfelct that central Africans aren’t civilised as we believe civilisation to be measured.

    I would welcome a comment from any of them concerning the preceding comment and its link

  10. Har Davids 9 Jan 2010, 11:09pm

    Not very convincing, Mr. President. You people let the cat out of the bag and we can only hope that aid-money that has disappeared over the years will stop pouring in now that you’ve shown yourself for the low-lives that your political élite are.

  11. Jean-Paul Bentham 10 Jan 2010, 2:51pm

    Yea, but just look how civilized Moseveni looks in a custom tailored suit, a white shirt and tie.

    Mihangel ap Yrs:

    The only comment I could think of is that I am teary-eyed when I look at the beautiful young children playing happily in my neighborhood. The thought of a Voodoo practitioner slaughtering any one of them for “good luck” or “wealth” makes me nauseous.

    Uganda – what a farce of the democratic system and of human rights. I wonder where Steven Lively is right now.

  12. So here we are once more back with gay cures and “NARTH”.
    As an amimator it suddenly occurred to me that the “NARTH” word sounded somewhat familiar, it’s a word constantly used as a catchphrase by a mouse of little intellect in a recent Warner’s cartoon.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o620WWho-o
    I think ‘the Brain’ succinctly sums up my feelings about “NARTH” at the end of this clip.

  13. Wow things are looking up.
    Instead of killing gays, Uganda can now offer them “therapy” to ruin their lives and possibly make them kill themselves! Brilliant!

    End sarcasm.

  14. Jean-Paul Bentham 10 Jan 2010, 9:28pm

    This whole thing is far from over…for example, check this out:

    Posted on Advocate.com January 08, 2010

    Jewish Group Creates Ugandan Fund
    By Neal Broverman

    UGANDA PROTESTORS

    American Jewish World Service X390 (GETTY)

    The American Jewish World Service, an international development and human rights organization, announced Friday that it has established the Urgent LGBT Uganda Fund to support gay and lesbian grassroots groups in the African nation.

    Responding to the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which could imposed the death penalty or life imprisonment on gays, the AJWS set up the fund and created a website for individuals to donate to it.

    “AJWS’s work is propelled by a very basic value: the essential dignity of every human being,” AJWS president Ruth Messinger said in a release. “Through the creation of the ‘Urgent LGBT Uganda Fund,’ in conjunction with our broader advocacy efforts, AJWS is taking the lead in the Jewish community and in the broader faith-based community to ensure that all people — regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity — can realize their full, true selves.
    ____________________________________________

    Scott Lively should be brought to justice at the Hague; NARTH and EXODUS need to take human rights a wee bit more seriously…soon.

    And where’s Hank these days??

  15. Mihangel apYrs 11 Jan 2010, 10:45am

    and the archbeard of Catabury STILL hasn’t made a clear, loud, unequivocal statement.

    Silence implies consent

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