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Shadow foreign minister for human rights speaks out against Ugandan anti-gay bill

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  1. Well said, Kerry McCarthy.

    Please put pressure on the coalition to take action against Uganda.

  2. Spanner1960 26 Apr 2012, 2:08pm

    Oh, it’s only taken them about three years to actually notice it. Not that anybody will do jack sh|t as Nigeria and Uganda have oil now.

    1. What has Nigeria got to do with it? You do realise Nigeria is as far away from Uganda as Serbia is from the UK, don’t you?

      1. David Waite 26 Apr 2012, 6:40pm

        Rehan, does this answer your question to Spanner 1960?
        “What has Nigeria got to do with it? You do realise Nigeria is as far away from Uganda as Serbia is from the UK, don’t you?”
        What does geographical distance have to do with the discussion here? BTW, Serbia’s attitude toward this issue is so much farther away from the UK’s attitude (as compared with Uganda and Nigeria) one wonders how Serbia can actually expect to join the EU. I’m interested in whether you challenge Spanner’s assertion that economic considerations drive the UK’s moral, ethical and cultural pronouncements. They certainly do here in the U.S. and I feel sure we learned that sort of situational ethics with our mother country’s milk.

        1. So if we’re to talk about homophobic attitudes in Latvia, you think it’s particularly useful to bring in homophobic attitudes in Albania, just because they’re on the same continent? Well, maybe that works for you, it doesn’t for me. Perhaps if you travelled a little more you’d be less inclined to lump vast territories together – and, incidentally, it’d probably help if you didn’t seek to blame your own country’s ills on a former colonial power – I’m pretty sure you can take full responsibility for your own attitudes.

  3. Archbishop of Taunton 26 Apr 2012, 4:29pm

    Thank you for speaking up Kerry.

  4. I find it ironic that Ugandan politicians always complain about Britain acting colonial and how we shouldn’t interfere while using our old laws to persecute LGBT citizens.

  5. Good luck with that, Ms McCarthy. It’s going to be an uphill struggle dealing with the idiots in power in Uganda.

  6. Barbarians, these anti gay people are barbarians, they are not only anti social but barbarians who are uneducated and the fact that American anti gay Christians go to Africa to incite these uneducated barbarians to hate and kill LGBT Africans is a fact of record. These anti gay Christians are criminals as well as the African barbatians who go along with their madness.

    1. I’m so bored of these responses…

      1. You’ll note that the US Christians are ‘criminals’ but the Africans are (of course) ‘barbarians’.

  7. Thank you, Kerry McCarthy.

    Arresting Scott Lively and bringing him to trial would send a strong message to Uganda, but there’s no reasoning with religious fanaticism.

    The ‘Kill-the -gays Bill’ has to be trashed, the sooner, the better.

    And colonial laws updated..

  8. Uganda is such a disgusting and backwards place

    I wish more people would speak out against the horrible country, but at least somebody did and thank you for that!

  9. kibirango A 27 Apr 2012, 11:35am

    I would rather have LGBT people in Uganda other than the corrupt Museveni government. Why would you persecute those enjoying their private life instead of persecuting those embezzling public funds.Well done kerry

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