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Uganda: Tabloid publishes names of ‘gay recruiters’

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  1. That There Other David 25 Feb 2013, 1:05pm

    More proof of how low Uganda is sinking. Those “journalists” are scum of the more revolting kind.

  2. Martin Ssempa says he hasn’t seen the published article? He has, and he was probably one of the ones most involved in getting the list of names.

    I do hope our country does not send any asylum seekers back to that place.

  3. Lion in Winter 25 Feb 2013, 1:18pm

    Heterosexuality sure must be fragile if people can be “recruited” to the other side. All this speaks to is the fear and ignorance these idiots have in regards to humans. The world should just turn their backs on them and let them destroy themselves. Actually, it’s sad that we live on a planet with imposed political borders – those wishing to flee this tyranny should be able to do so.

    1. Julian Morrison 25 Feb 2013, 2:04pm

      Here’s how it works: they’re gay, they’re in denial, but they know that if a dude came up to them and “recruited” them, they’d find it hard to refuse. Then they assume this applies to everyone else, too.

  4. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 1:26pm

    Dangerous and this goes out against any human rights and decency.

    “gay recruiters” for pity sake. Innocent people are being shamed yet again for being born the way they are by vicious discriminating, bigoted Chosen religion.

    This from people who know what it’s like to be discriminated against yet so freely do they hate.

    Shameful.

  5. DivusAntinous 25 Feb 2013, 1:28pm

    Sigh. It will be a very long time before the rest of te world catches up to our leading western nations. Especially these prematurely decolonised unstable African states.

  6. Uganda is a member of the Commonwealth and probably receives UK aid. It’s difficult to understand why its Commonwealth membership and UK aid aren’t suspended. If a nation was attempting to legislate for execution of a racial or religious minority there would be international outcry and sanctions imposed. It’s disgusting that there appears to be no international effort to prevent the Ugandan Government from carrying out its intentions and why is the UK Government, with the Queen as head of the Commonwealth, not intervening?

    1. That There Other David 25 Feb 2013, 1:37pm

      The majority of Commonwealth members are African and Caribbean states. That should be enough to answer your question. There’s more chance of the UK being suspended from the Commonwealth because of our nation’s policies towards LGBT people.

      1. As that’s the case, then monetary aid should be withdrawn. Can you imagine the UK Government’s actions if a Commonwealth member was legislating to execute Jewish people? Imagine Israel’s reaction – there would be war. Is it too much to expect some international pressure to be put on the Ugandan Government?

      2. casparthegood 25 Feb 2013, 1:53pm

        Do we really want to be associated with this shower anyway? A big part of me says cut them loose ,along with all the other tin pot states, stop all aid and apply severe sanctions. I know it will hurt but as they are great believers in” the lord will provide” Let him get on with it. Rant over

  7. What a delightful country with equally delightful people. Sadly they have such short memories. They forget how mistreated they were under colonial rule. Now they have their independence and the power, what do they do? Persecute another section of their society. Sick, twisted and hypocritical.

  8. This raises so many concerns for the safety and well being of any LGBT human rights advocates, supporters or volunteers in Uganda.

    The myth of recruiters highlights the lack of education, and failure to recognize and accept being “born this way”

    This kind of irresponsible journalism, has placed the lives of so many people in jeopardy or harms way. I seriously wonder how this kind of bigotry will impact on the kind of police protection individuals should have and unfortunately not get because of prejudice.

    There needs to be great scrutiny of the people on these lists, threats against and measures to provide continued protection in the face of great adversity from their government and society.

  9. Terrifying. Imagine being one of those listed – faced with ostracism, harassment and quite possibly much worse.

    But the level of hatred being fomented in Uganda should remind us alarmingly of previous occasions when governments have allowed groups within society to be used as scapegoats.

    This is a dangerous road and should not be welcomed by any Ugandans, including those who believe homosexuality is wrong.

    Law is the basis of stable society, and mob “justice” is no justice at all.

  10. Anyone whose name is on these lists should be granted immediate asylum by any decent state.

  11. http://www.redpepper.co.ug/

    seems to be their website, but there are no contact details or email address published.

    There is a street address and phone number for them:

    The Pepper Publications Ltd.
    Plot 2388 Jinja Road Namanve
    P.O.Box 7335
    Tel 0414-597463,
    Fax 0414-290190

    I did notice that http://www.partycasino.com and Orange (Uganda) both advertised on their pages, so perhaps so pressure there for them to remove the advertising would help end this hate.

    1. Great idea. I just mailed them they’re missing out on my business. Thanks for the suggestion.

      1. Or maybe not. I got an automated answer from info@partycasino.com because I don’t have an account with a referral mailaddress in it for press and ‘solicitors’ and when I forwarded my mail there, it bounced. Anyone with more internet savvy than me that can think of a next step?

  12. Instead of writing trashy biased stories targeting ordinary LGBT folks who just want to live their lives out undisturbed. Why don’t these Ugandan pseudo-journalists focus on some real problems 95% of your population faces each day, like feeding the poor, building more and better infrastructure, tackle population issues, etc. It’s no wonder Uganda is still so late 19th Century!

    1. Frank Boulton 26 Feb 2013, 8:56am

      It’s like Hitler. They’re placing the blame. Why should anything reallistic be done, when we can blame unpopular but innocent minorities for all our wrong-doing?

  13. One would think they would want to be considered less savage and primitive.

    1. Or less intelligent – like you. Use a different line – it’s so boring.

  14. Robert A. Cuthbertson, M.D. 25 Feb 2013, 9:27pm

    This is what America has done for the Ugandan people….this is what American religious BS has done for the Ugandan people….
    This is horrible…just horrible…

  15. Frank Boulton 26 Feb 2013, 8:51am

    No one here mentions that fact that homophobia should be fearful to all humankind. Homophobiic attacks are based not on actual sexual orientation but perceived sexual orientation. Everuone(!) is at risk from homophobia. THat’s why it should be a number-one human-rights issue all over the world.

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