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Ugandan asylum seeker wins reprieve

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  1. Jock S. Trap 19 Aug 2011, 11:15am

    Glad he has won this hurdle. I can’t even imagine the grief all this must be causing so lets hope our justice system does the decent thing and allows Robert Segwanyi to stay and contribute to our society.

  2. Thanks also to Paul Canning..

  3. Kudos to Paul Canning.

  4. If this nman really wants to experience persecution, he should try opening a guest house in ‘equal’ Britain.
    I recently sought information from Stonewall as to how well the heterosexual community was represented within the Stonewall workforce. They chose not to reply. I invoked the freedom of information act.and found out they are not bound by it beinga a charity. Still don’t know the answerfrom the organization that preaches equality but practices inequality.
    back to Uganda. Lovely place, highly recommended, especially the Lake Victoria area.

    1. A failure to use the common tools of reliable thinking has led you to believe that this man really wants to experience persecution.

      If nothing else, you have just proven that not all beliefs are of equal value, right?

    2. Jock S. Trap 20 Aug 2011, 9:41am

      Keith – you are the proof that religion is probably most damaging and Evil thing on the planet.

      Your just nasty guy. Clearly so unhappy with life.

      Oh well I’m not, I’m very happy coz I got everything clearly you haven’t.

      Maybe you could move to Uganda in exchange for Robert Segwanyi, the innocent man of the story.

  5. Gay Daily Mail Reader 20 Aug 2011, 6:56am

    Yet again the government steps back from the brink at the 11th hour. Unfortunately for Robert Segwanyi many people in this country are unsympathetic to asylum-seekers due to the large number of people who abuse the system. The general consensus is that this country is now full up yet by allowing 400,000 immigrants in every year we need more houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructure every year which has to be built on greenfield sites at the expense of food-producing farmland. Allowing one more (who is unlikely to have children) to stay is not going to make any difference. The application process for asylum should be made difficult to weed out the bogus claims and those who are granted asylum should be restricted in areas such as voting rights, state benefits and health care until they have been in this country for a number of years. Another option would be to have Australia and Canada take them with financial assistance from the government, paid for out of Foreign Aid Budgets.

    1. But if at least some of the 400,000 immigrants weren’t allowed into this country (overcrowded yes, but it has been so for decades), who’d do all the sh!t jobs that the Benefits Classes consider beneath them?
      .
      Anyway, asylum seekers and immigrants aren’t always the same thing.

  6. Dunno why I keep getting accused of being religious because I abhor perversions such as homosexual practices. I am not attached to nor do I endorse any religion.
    Is that clear?
    I actually despise religion a nd agree that it is atrocious. That does not excuse unclean death spreading practices though!

    1. You have said elsewhere, in one of your hundreds of tedious self-absorbed postings, that you believe in a creator and the Bible (written and compiled by religious people) is the word of God. Religion can be defined as ‘the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods’ (OED) therefore you are obviously religious, even if you shun conventional organised religion for the Only Church of the One Keith the Nutter.
      .
      Now, will you please take your unhealthy obsessions with you and bugger off somewhere else?

      1. Yoiu are not getting it nor are you EVER going to get it! Religion requires service worship and commitment to a God, not mere belief. Where have I said that I practice any of the former?
        By your misinterpretation of ‘religious’ the Demons of the bible must be religious since they also believe in God.
        James 2:19 says…”You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.”…
        If this overwhelming compulson to label me consumes you, you may consider me a philosopher or enlightened educator! You could also try addressing this poser…
        Do you believe there is any sexual act that when practiced solely between consenting adults is immoral?
        None have been able to answer as yet?

        1. Poor Keith. Poor, poor deluded Keith. There are many things I could label you, but ‘philosopher’, ‘educator’ and, most of all, ‘enlightened’ are as far away as they can be from what comes to mind, I assure you.
          .
          Now, my poor dear, please take your unhealthy and above all IRRELEVANT obsessions (have you had even the modest decency to even look at what this news item is actually about?) somewhere where people actually give a fvck.

          1. @Rehan
            The answer to the question will condemn you when I take it to it’s logical conclusion, that is why you won’t answer.

            Anyone else want to try for the prize? here is the question…
            “Do you believe there is any sexual act that when practiced solely between consenting adults is immoral?”

          2. Jock S. Trap 21 Aug 2011, 8:33am

            Keith

            Where in this story is it about sex? Where does this story ask the questions you are? Why are you trying to get people to agree with you, even using ‘entrapment’ to get what you want? Why are you hijacking all stories here to spread you hateful agenda?

            You really are a low life piece of scum.

            You are the only one here that is ‘immoral’ with all your hatred and judgement of all others.

            Now fvck off!

  7. Apologies for allowing a troll to derail this thread as well as all the others.
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    And yes, kudos to Paul Canning as mentioned above.

    1. Thanks for clearing that up, Rehan… a philosopher…mmmm.. I never thought of that !!!

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      “His supporters, including Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and Ugandan Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, said it was clear that he should not be sent home.”

      Bishop Senyonjo’s intervention is far from negligible… like Desmond Tutu, he deserves our admiration and gratitude.

    2. ‘Retired Anglican bishop Rt. Rev. Christopher Senyonjo will begin the American leg of his Compass to Compassion tour tomorrow with a talk at San Diego’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.

      Bishop Senyonjo has been an outspoken defender of LGBT rights and dignity in Uganda, a position that he has taken at great personal cost and risk.

      His picture was published alongside the late David Kato’s photo under the headline tagged with “hang them” during last year’s outing campaign by the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the U.S. magazine by the same name).

      In 2001, Bishop Senyonjo received numerous death threats because of his advocacy, requiring him to remain in exile in the United States for about six months. Tomorrow, he will be speaking at the Cathedral’s Sunday Forum with a talk titled, “Global Equality – How Do We Get There?” ‘

      — BTB

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