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Kenya: Police hunt gang accused of raping gay men

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  1. One of the aspects of anti-gay laws that is too rarely reported is that such laws actually affect more heterosexuals that gays, since it exposes everyone to false charges and to blackmail, sometimes with the support of corrupt and rogue police officals.

  2. Cardinal Fang 7 Jan 2013, 1:57pm

    That’s particularly true in Uganda – Pastor “poo poo” Ssempa was reportedly recently convicted in relation to such false charges made against a rival pastor.

    I wasn’t aware things were so bad in Kenya.

    I wonder if these gangs see the irony of their actions.

    1. cardinal Fang 7 Jan 2013, 1:58pm

      That’s in reply to F Young above.

  3. The old blackmailers charter at work again.

  4. Lets hope they catch these animals. I would be easy to say that the rapists must be Gay too but there is lots of straight on Gay rape that is about power and brutality. I don’t know how they themselves get their heads round it. Perhaps it is because homosexual acts are rife among straight men in certain places. Vilification is reserved for those who receive.

  5. Brett Gibson 7 Jan 2013, 2:55pm

    Another example of the shining and holy society they have out there. I feel sorry for LGBT people here because socially, Africa is about 200 years behind the west. I heard of a story in Nigeria where a goat was arrested for being a witch for Pete’s sake!! I feel for the people whose lives are needlessly ruined because of religion and I fear that it will be a long time before they can live freely in their home country.

  6. Jock S. Trap 7 Jan 2013, 3:50pm

    This is shameful and one very important reason why being LGBTQI should never be illegal in any country.

    As long as they have these vile laws these crimes will continue as some kind of bigoted acceptance.

    It’s not and all countries that support these laws should be made to see they are wrong and see that human rights include being who we are born to be.

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