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Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill

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  1. Well of course they don’t…. now.

    With the entire world seeing them for what retrogrades they are, and the risk of aid for their backwater going up in smoke.

  2. Father Ted 9 Feb 2012, 1:20pm

    Other sources claim the bill has NOT been amended to remove the death penalty, and that that claim is a lie, no one has produced a revised Bill.

  3. Baharu is a member of the government, is he not?

    1. I typed Bahati but the spell check has a mind of its own.

      1. Vauxhall-Boy 9 Feb 2012, 7:09pm

        Shame Bahati does not have a mind of his own!

    2. Father Ted 9 Feb 2012, 2:28pm

      As Warren Throckmorton points out on his website:

      “What is confusing here, and perhaps intentionally so, is the statement above that the bill would not lead to the death penalty. The plain language of the bill does require it for HIV positive people and serial offenders. And, let’s remember, life in a Ugandan prison is also called for in this bill for any homosexual intimacy.

      The designation of Bahati as a “back bencher” may be intended to make it seem that Bahati is an insignificant figure in Uganda. However, this is not the case. Bahati is currently the deputy chief whip for the ruling National Resistance Movement party. The NRM is the party of President Yowari Museveni and is the dominant political party in Uganda. Bahati has a position of power and influence within the party and as such is not a minor player.”

    3. I think he’s only an MP. I don’t know how the Ugandan Parliament works but I imagine it’s pretty closely modelled on the UK’s. If so it takes an individual a lot of support to get a bill onto the floor of the house.

  4. “It said democratic processes required that it be debated, but that it was not part of the country’s legislative agenda to pass it.”

    So the government is saying that it is not part of Uganda’s legislative agenda to legalise genocide, but that democratic process requires it be debated.

    Here’s where I get confused.

    They debate this law. I presume a vote on the Bill will pass. And I presume an overwhelming majority of MP’s will vote yes for it (genocidal homophobia is a populist vote winner in Uganda after all).

    What happens then?

    This monstrous bill will be Ugandan law.

    But it won’t be enforced.

    I call ‘bulls**t’ on the Ugandan government.

    All aid to Uganda must cease until homosexuality is fully decriminalised.

  5. It gets worse! 9 Feb 2012, 2:11pm

    Uganda sounds like a nice place to live if One does not wish to be surrounded by homosexuality

    1. Go and live there if you wish to be surrounded by State sponsored murderous scum. I expect you will fit in rather well with them.

      1. “I expect you will fit in rather well with them.”

        Depends on how much drink there is available – Keith likes his drink very much.

        And a park – we all know how ex-gay rejects like Keith like “4am strolls to clear the head” in the park.

        1. Keith Farrell 9 Feb 2012, 2:30pm

          well this keith is not me, I think the person you are talking about, if it is the same one, is too stupid to supply his name

          1. @Keith Farrell, no this Keith above stopped using his name a while back, becuase his comments keep getting deleted constantly (*giggle*). He’s some American inbred hick with a drinking problem who won an “ex-gay conversion” at his local AA for drunk dancing or something…. most certainly not you.

          2. Vauxhall-Boy 9 Feb 2012, 7:11pm

            So there is quality control from this idiot? Someone does delete posts that are offensive?

      2. It gets worse! 10 Feb 2012, 3:26pm

        It is not murder if it is lawful. It is execution….imbecile!

  6. Keith Farrell 9 Feb 2012, 2:28pm

    It is time that the west realises what Africa is about, and stop giving any of them aid, it does not help is the west still allows their misister to travel outside Africa. What the west need to do is attach any and all funds in swiss bank accounts of dictatators like this and ban them coming to any european country

    1. The Ugandan Govt just gave MPs there $44,000 each to buy a car, while people are starving and even teachers have no money. $300 million of the aid gets syphoned off to corruption annually. Most MPs appear to be Christian fundamentalists/evangelicals, as is the President’s wife.

      As Bahati is the government whip, obviously he’s not going to whip against his own Bill. It will be nodded through without any rational debate. Most likely with the death penalty and life imprisonment intact. It can then be used to intimidate anyone the government doesn’t like.

      The BBC, according to other reports, is being misled by Bahati and the Ugandan Government about the Bill. Strong action needs to be taken now by the Countries that support human rights, as well as by the UN and the Commonwealth.

      1. The influence of the President’s fanatical wife, Janet Museveni, cannot be understated

  7. They say they do not support this murder bill, but they support life imprisonment, as if that’s okay.

    1. jamestoronto 9 Feb 2012, 3:41pm

      I am certain that imprisonment for a gay person in Uganda’s poisonous atmosphere is tantamount to the death penalty anyway. Prison officials and guards would conveniently look the other way when a murderous beating took place.

  8. Anything but the decriminalization of homosexuality and the respect of human rights belongs on the dung heap of Uganda’s history.

  9. The world needs to keep an eye on them and the Christians who are trying to make gay a crime in the free world. The Christians who are trying to make gay a crime need to investigated for their crimes against humanity and LGBT people around the world. You will find these anti gay Christian have crimes they can be arrested for in the free world.

  10. Scott Lovely 10 Feb 2012, 1:44am

    Is the BBC Africa desk totally homophobic too? First that outrageous programme debating whether its ok to execute gays, now they just accept what Bahati says about the Bill, when it’s clear from what BoxTurtleBulletin says that they are being seriously misled.

  11. Staircase2 10 Feb 2012, 3:16am

    ….’shillings’…?!?!

    I think that just about sums it all up really…

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