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Campaigner: Uganda’s anti-gay bill may not be passed in time for Christmas

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  1. Oh dear. Kadaga is going to be late with her ‘Christmas present’. Maybe she could give her people something equally noxious instead, like some gas chambers. Merry Christmas Uganda.

  2. The only place this bill should pass through is the toilet as thats where rubbish like this belongs as it is a pile of Sh1T.

  3. Funny isn’t it? Anti-gay laws didn’t exist in Africa until they were introduced by white colonisation and zealous missionaries preaching from the bible. So, now that they have their independence, wouldn’t you think they’d want to rid themselves of ANYTHING which reminds them of those terrible times of discrimination. People have such short memories …

  4. I’m afraid you can’t just “rid yourself” of homophobia in countries which are as desperately poor as Uganda and in fact it’s one of the poorest nations on earth. The illiteracy rate is also very high in Uganda and what these African countries need is education to be more accessible to all. The Christian fundamentalism that seems to be sweeping these countries thrives in areas where education is limited and yes people are right when they say Christianity was brought over by European missionaries. Some have said that people in these African countries have “short memories” but forget that people in Britain have short memories too, it was only two generations ago in the 1950s that we were jailing men for the “crime” of being gay. Cutting aid to these countries will not help to solve the problem of homophobia, I’m sorry but I’m not one of those people with the “hit ‘em where it hurts” mentality, that’s the sort of shíte you’d expect from the Mail or the Express. 

    1. Cutting aid money would work. You are right, of course, about what happened in the UK in the 1950s, but, had we, particularly the ruling classes, been reliant on aid money for survival from another county, and the threat of that loss of that aid money, things would have changed, and fast. The fact is that it is the ruling classes who are the ones who benefit most from aid money. And without it, they are nothing. Money talks. It always does. And lack of it, talks even louder.

      1. Cutting aid would not change people’s attitude towards gay people, sure it might persuade the Ugandan government to change their mind on instating the death penalty but it won’t make Uganda a more tolerant country. The existing anti-gay laws prior to this bill are remnants of British colonialism, I’m sorry but I’m of the opinion that responsibility comes with Empire. Society’s attitude cannot change without education and in a poverty-stricken country like Uganda cutting aid could be disastrous.

  5. darkmoonman 15 Dec 2012, 1:13am

    How disappointing for the “good” Christians of the world.

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