Enter your email address to receive our daily LGBT news roundup

You're free to unsubscribe at any time.

US Government: Uganda’s anti-gay legislation still contains death penalty despite earlier reports

Post your comment

Comments on this article are now closed.

Reader comments

  1. And it’s so much better isn’t it, a life in prison against being put to death.

    I trust the government will hold true to its work and ensure we don’t send a single penny in aid to these animals

    1. billywingartenson 28 Nov 2012, 6:09am

      a couple of large bombs would do to the Uganda Reichstag what we couldnt do to the german reichstag in the late 30s. Send them all to hell.

      Cheap at any price and you can be sure this kind of country doesnt have any real air defense system, tho those sub launched jet / rockets would also do the trick

      1. Dave North 28 Nov 2012, 9:17am

        These idiots couldn’t even manufacture a paper clip, so reliant on the West they are for everything.

        Indeed even their so called “tradition” and “culture”, ie Christianity was imposed on them by the West and they are too stupid to realise it.

        Difference is that they have bastardised Christianity so much to the extent that it is completely the opposite of what it is meant to be.

        1. Elubu Joseph Bulinda 28 Nov 2012, 10:29am

          Hello Dave,
          Watch how you call your fellow Humans, you might claim to be so wise and yet the reverse is true.

          What happens after your death? Even though your the most creative man on earth.
          You boast so much because you are helping someone, and even want the person do exactly as you say. That is not help you are so selfish.
          If you fill you can not give out anymore then keep it. For death will withdraw them from you.

          1. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Nov 2012, 11:19am

            Yes, that’s very much the case in Christian Africa as a whole though isn’t it? Having airbrushed their historically tolerant attitude towards gay people completely out of their own history once European Christianity planted itself there, selfish and bigoted views of missionaries sent to deliver Africa to Christ have been followed without question.

            It seems that Africa was largely at a stage, my guess is due to poor education, to question the message of intolerance it was being given, and those being indoctrinated didn’t feel able to question why previously valued members of communities were from then forth to be outcasts.

            I can understand how that happened in those times Elubu, but what I struggle with now with education much more available is how free thinking and intelligent Uganda’s cannot see how their were pawns in someone else’s game.

            Has Uganda lost the ability to challenge, to question its own history, to determine right from wrong.

    2. billywingartenson 28 Nov 2012, 6:12am

      Can u imagien being a gay in prison in uganda with the hate of the ugandans and the islamic influence.

      A one year sentence to any gay would be a death sentence.

      1. Any sentence in some prions in Africa are a death sentence.
        you don’t realise how much human rights have changed us until you can see what human nature is capable of

        1. yea… the cave is just a few steps away from the temple…. examples abound, and not only in Africa.

      2. ‘Islamic influence’?

  2. Jen Marcus 28 Nov 2012, 3:25am

    The truth is the idiots who drafted,enacted and would enforce such a piece of legislation should be permanently placed an asylum for the criminally insane because it is apparent that they are incurable psycho- sociopaths caused by their severe addiction to twisted pseudo religious thinking and doctrines.

  3. Sounds like they want to have their cake and eat it… pretending that they redrafted the legislation to get the foreign aid and then just carrying on regardless.
    I hope everyone cuts the aid the moment it passes if not before.
    And isn’t it about time someone arrested US hatepreacher Scott Lively for kicking the hornet’s nest? If this passes he’ll have blood on his hands.

  4. It is a shame that the politicians of South Africa cannot bring some influence to bear on this insanity. Their views might carry more weight than those of Europe or America.

  5. If Uganda sent preachers to the US to incite death against a subset of society, they would be denounced as terrorists.

    I guess that only works one way…

    As for Uganda – like North Korea, could this be a little blackmail/leverage to gain advantage. A little sabre rattling and a behind the scenes deal to be made? I don’t know.

    The withdrawal of aid – a double edged sword. Not only are LGBT people at risk from the legislation, but they would also be “blamed” for the loss of aid.

    This is a deeply dangerous situation for a group of people in that country and the only answer to contain the would-be genocide of LGBT people is to have an international crackdown so hard, strong and immediate that the message sinks in. That odious filth like Kadaga was allowed in this country makes it hard to believe that could happen.

  6. Elubu Joseph Bulinda 28 Nov 2012, 10:15am

    Has anyone who support gays and lesbians realized the purpose of God’s creation?

    God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and maltiply, and fill the world. Now tell me how the above two sexual activities will help humans obey the command of God.

    I hate it so much when some Americans and Britons relate Ugandans belief and respect for God’s purpose of creation to foreign Donations. I guess Uganda can do without their donations.

    However neither Death nor life imprisonment penalty is good enough for this abomination of God’s purpose of creation.

    Some reduced imprisonment period like 7 years is better, this will give some one a chance to change.

    1. You stupid ignoramus. Missionaries came to your primitive culture and imposed their mumbo jumbo on you. You are so dumb you can’t now be prized away from it. Keep cosy in your pitiful righteousness. Go stick a cricifix up your arse and have a w*nk. What a twat.

      1. Elubu Joseph Bulinda 28 Nov 2012, 10:51am

        It’s high time you realized why God created you.
        You should also know that God Exists.

        1. Well, who am I to ignore sound advice from such an intelligent specimen like you, Belinda.

        2. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Nov 2012, 1:34pm

          Elubu – you should really learn to read and understand your Bible. There is no one single mention of homosexuality in the Bible. The word was not in existence at the time any parts of the Bible were written.

          The original texts of the Bible have been translated and corrupted over the centuries. Having been ‘interpreted’ again and again, all original meaning has been lost in some cases.

          ‘Sodomy’ is a good example often referred to when homosexuality is incorrectly cited from the Bible. A sodomite is not a person who engages in anal sex. A sodomite is a person from the land of Sodom. By some twisted Bible logic a sodomite is now connected with gay people, when in fact the sin of the Sodomites was raping angels … although God had sent the angels to warn of the destruction of Sodom for some other unclear sin before all thought of raping angels came about.

          I understand you have been taught only a narrow view of biblical texts, but explore wider and learn mate.

          1. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Nov 2012, 1:43pm

            To follow on from that the Angels escape the rape, God destroys the land of the Sodomites), sparing Lot who they had come to warn and daughters (though his wife gets the chop). His daughters then go on to rape him in order to get themselves pregnant.

            There was a lot of weird un-Godly stuff going down in Sodom without a doubt but its hard to make a gay connection to any of it

            And yet …. that connection seems to have been created inexplicably.

            I’m quite happy to rattle on about countless other biblical myths if it will make the slightest difference or encourage you to look further, but honestly I doubt you really have it in you to even try to understand a different side.

        3. Elubu – open your eyes. The world is full of people with different beliefs, most convinced that their belief system is the right one. Trying to force them to believe something else will NEVER work.

          The law needs to respect all these beliefs, but not favour any in particular. The law should be based on reasoned debate, studies and evidence. You are wrong.

          As for your offensive take on homosexuality – you clearly don’t understand what it is to be gay. That is your fault.

          The views in Uganda are simply ignorant and a reflection of the undeveloped nature of the country. Your views on homosexuality are not superior to ours: they are primitive.

    2. Apart from anything else in your drivel above, do you really think populating the world further is advisable? Try to think beyond the texts you’re been indoctrinated with, if you can.

  7. Elubu Joseph Bulinda 28 Nov 2012, 10:43am

    How I wish I was an MP right now in Uganda and hold a big representative post at the world level,

    I would battle out Death and life imprisonment penalties for all cases in the world.
    Why should a human being be put to death or imprisoned for life?

    HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE.

    And therefore even internal Criminal Court should remove life imprisonment and death penalty.

    If this world is to a better place to stay for all human race.

    1. “HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE”

      Into what.

      Something that they are not.

      I don’t think so.

    2. “HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE.”

      Ugandans have been given multiple chances to change, buddy.

  8. Elubu, hilariously your Facebook profile contains the following text:

    “Are you ready for the second cumming of Our load Jesus Christ?”

    Are you for real?

  9. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 28 Nov 2012, 12:15pm

    No the bill should be WITHDRAWN immediedly!

    Uganda is a poverty and full of religious zelot nutters theocracies who formed the corroded and corrupted hell-hole to what it is today!

  10. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 28 Nov 2012, 12:17pm

    Trade sanctions and completely stopping or suspending all aid monies or money to Uganda should do the trick!

  11. Another Hannah 28 Nov 2012, 12:24pm

    I would much prefer it if the British and US government ust invaded these places properly. messin around the way they do ust costs us money, and makes our lives worse. better to just take over these backwards dumps in Africa and the middle East, implement civilised law, and take the profit. Most of their citizens would have better lives.

  12. casparthegood 28 Nov 2012, 1:25pm

    Go away you foolish man and learn someting usefull to your fellow countrymen. You and your kind are all that is wrong in your benighted land. Learn from history not fairy-tales

    1. casparthegood 28 Nov 2012, 1:28pm

      sorry that should have been to our african visitor above

  13. How much far right Christian group money is behind this?

  14. Spanner1960 28 Nov 2012, 4:51pm

    UK stops funding Uganda:’Last week, the UK froze direct financial aid to Uganda following revelations by the Auditor General that up to Shs50 billion meant for Peace and Recovery Development Programmes in northeast Uganda was not put to use for the purpose it was meant for.

    As Norway, Sweden and Denmark, however, froze their financial assistance to Uganda, Korea, France and the Netherlands this week collectively committed close to Shs140 billion to support energy, sanitation and irrigation programmes in various parts of the country.’

    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Bigirimana-throws-out-British-staff/-/688334/1627564/-/3rlu8az/-/index.html

These comments are un-moderated and do not necessarily represent the views of PinkNews.co.uk. If you believe that a comment is inappropriate or libellous, please contact us.

Top commenters this week

Latest stories

See all