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Uganda: Politician behind ‘Kill the Gays’ bill drops death penalty from legislation

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  1. Sister Mary Clarence 30 Nov 2012, 3:12pm

    No there is one man that really deserves to burn in the eternal fires of hell, if in fact they do exist.

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 30 Nov 2012, 3:13pm

      ‘Now there is …..’

  2. Let these morons pay for their own country, I’m done with them. Are we supposed to shower them with adulation for removing the death penalty from their bill? Cut off their aid, their culture isn’t worth saving. Let them replace their government and come back to the rest of the world then.

    1. Stephe Meloy 3 Dec 2012, 9:41pm

      The man is a complete numpty but how does that justify you being racist against ‘them’…(whoever it is you think ‘them’ is…)

  3. The anti-gay Christians who are losing to the “gay agenda” in the United States are the ones who are behind using Africans to do their dirty work of tying to kill the gays any way they can, these anti-gay Christians are evil people and we need to expose the leaders of the evil anti-gay Christians.

    1. Stephe Meloy 3 Dec 2012, 9:42pm

      Well said

  4. That There Other David 30 Nov 2012, 3:32pm

    Is he really as young as his picture makes him look? He’s just a child FFS.

    Although with early stages of glaucoma by the looks of things.

  5. Bahati is a devious and corrupt villain and a psychotic evangelical nutcase, I expect to see him on trial for crimes against humanity at some stage for his ongoing involvement in orchestrating the persecution of gay people.

  6. I would not trust that man, or indeed any politician from that country, as far as I could throw them.

  7. David ‘Batty’ does this Neanderthal monster know his surname is black slang for GAY???

  8. I’ll admit I’m relieved that card is off the table, but this is still nowhere near good enough.

    This medieval, nasty, vindictive legislation and the POS that is behind it need to get out of the Ugandan Politics and STAY OUT.

  9. pushkin kimok 30 Nov 2012, 5:09pm

    Come on, brothers and sisters, let’s have a little whip-round and see what price we can put on the head of this piece of scum!! I pledge $ 1.000,-

  10. Cardinal Capone 30 Nov 2012, 5:16pm

    According to this report, Bahati’s claims are still completely untrue:

    1. Thanks for the link. It paints a terrifying and probably highly accurate picture. The death penalty is not the only problem. Life imprisonment for any of these “crimes” would be a kind of death.
      PN be more cautious with your headlines.

  11. That David Bahati looks to me like a very young, immature, jumped-up thug-in-a-suit!

    That people like him have power over others lives and possibly whether those people may even continue to live leaves me almost despairing.

  12. Dropping the death penalty is an important first step – and shows that the Ugandan government is aware of international opinion – but it should not let them off the hook, or allow western governments to relax their opposition in any way shape or form.

    None of the homophobic laws in force in the UK over the last few decades had the death penalty. Some of them often just resulted in a police caution (when the local police appreciated the lack of public interest). Despite which we still got the laws scrapped. The Ugandan LGBT community deserves no less.

  13. How awfully kind of him. *sarcasm*

  14. barbara copper 1 Dec 2012, 1:09am

    amazed that a person from a race so persecuted for their colour could be so evil towards anyone else in a minority group.perhaps you protest too loud!i am a mother of 5 including 2 gays and wouldnt have it any other way until i read such terrible thoughts as yours.thank goodness we live in a civilised country where your comments would put you behind bars.

  15. The Kitty Channel 1 Dec 2012, 2:20am

    Maybe now the Ugandan authorities will be able to do something about the scandal of child sacrifice which is rife in Uganda. Evidence for this abounds. It would be a more appropriate target.

  16. Somehow I feel only the death penalty will do… For HIM! As they say… The Lord works in mysterious ways

  17. Jock S. Trap 1 Dec 2012, 12:08pm

    I find it disturbing that it’s people in mostly these countries, like this who spew such hatred against the LGBT community yet their own governments of superior ‘straight people’ and their ‘straight’ society of men, women and children who let their own citizens starve because of corruption and greed. Often using violence, murder and torture to keep their wealth and positions.

    Hardly a shining example of heterosexuality is it?

  18. Erm… actually, they haven’t dropped it. It’s still in the bill:

    1. Today’s Box Turtle Bulletin confirms that the death sentence has NOT been removed from the Bill, and that no changes can be made to the Bill without proper procedure so that Bahati himself is powerless to modify the Bill.

      Also in today’s BTB, Germany has frozen all financial aid to Uganda for the next three years, primarily because of evidence of corruption at the highest level of government.

  19. Har Davids 1 Dec 2012, 3:23pm

    In a country where nobody raises an eye-brow when laws like these are proposed, I’m sure the police will look the other way if a gay person is killed.

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