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Ugandan president Museveni distances himself from anti-gay bill

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  1. Your last para is wrong, and based on the misinformation put out by the proponents of the Bill. It would also provide for the death penalty for “repeat offenders”, i.e. anyone who has gay sex more than once, and life imprisonment for first offenders. Anyone who fails to report a gay to the authorities within 24 hours will also face jail.

    For full information and links to the actual Bill, see the blog of GayUganda.

  2. Sounds like there’s a fair amount of spin going on here, and either way the homophobia accusation still stands whether it’s NARTH like courses and imprisonment or death penalty.
    I suppose there’s some comfort in the fact that they actually care what we think, but I get the impression they’re giving us this more for reasons of not having their aid cut then because they actually believe in these values.
    I think western politicians should take out sanctions against the ex-gay ministries who sold them the idea that gays should be cured as well.

  3. Jean-Paul Bentham 14 Jan 2010, 9:11am

    Absolutely. Scott Lively and Richard Cohen, to name but two, should be banned from entering Uganda on the grounds that they incite hatred and violence, just like Savage and Phelps in the UK.

    Also, this Burata character needs therapy now, and should step down.

    Unfortunately, the opposition parties have been crippled by Museveni (he ain’t no saint) and there is no cure for homophobia. A lot of damage has already been done.

    Leaving a word of encouragement on GayUganda is an excellent idea.

  4. Jean-Paul Bentham 14 Jan 2010, 9:45am

    “President Museveni remains as homophobic as he was when he warned the youth a few weeks ago against homosexuality but his conscience like that of my silent colleagues in the opposition is quite accommodating when he senses a potential threat to his political survival.”

    —Anne Mugisha

    Anyone failing to check in to GayUganda these days is missing a real education.

  5. Jean-Paul Bentham 14 Jan 2010, 11:46am

    “When others gain a civil right, my rights are not reduced in any way. “Civil rights” are a win/win game — the more won by others, the stronger the army defending my rights becomes.”

    ……..Julian Bond, born January 14, 1940

  6. They’re feeling the pinch, but the simple fact that this bill is even considered, says a lot about this country. It’s time certain standards are set to determine if a country is eligible for aid. The West is far from perfect, but sponsoring countries as backward as Uganda seems a terrible waste. Divert the money to countries that deserve it, and I know there aren’t many.

  7. Mihangel apYrs 14 Jan 2010, 12:49pm

    money talking LOUDLY

    strange how it can sometimes overwhelm the sound of Xian preaching and self-righteousness

  8. The Grinch 14 Jan 2010, 3:58pm

    He needs to distance himself from that large cock in the flag behind him…cock lover.

  9. Jean-Paul Bentham 14 Jan 2010, 6:32pm

    It’s been recently discovered that Uganda is sitting on an important oil deposit. O-I-L !!

    Guess who will win the ‘elections’ in 2011.

    And I wonder where the money to exploit this natural resource will come from.

    Rumor has it that The Family is warming up to Museveni, on condition that Butaro – or whatever his name is – is “thrown under the bus”.

    Chances are the bill will never be tabled, but that won’t cure the homophobia in Uganda. Lively and Cohen will be disappointed that “divine justice” has been foiled, that’s all.

  10. Mumbo Jumbo 14 Jan 2010, 8:38pm

    He’s obviously worried about paying for his next fleet of Mercs.

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