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United Nations warns Ugandan President against signing anti-gay law

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  1. Derek Williams 31 Dec 2013, 4:54pm

    In theory, Ugandan LGBT can call their government’s bluff by large scale co-ordination and simply dobbing themselves in en masse.

    Let’s do the math:
    • Population of Uganda = 37 million
    • At 5%, gay population of Uganda = 1.8 million
    • Size of Ugandan military = 50,000
    • Capacity of Ugandan prison system = 15,000
    • Current occupancy of Ugandan prisons = 38,000
    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Ugandan-jails-most-crowded-in-East-Africa—new-report/-/688334/1940590/-/lbpyvlz/-/index.html

    Ugandan prisons rank in the top ten of the world’s most overcrowded prisons. So, let’s divide the LGBT population estimate by 10, to 180,000 – still three times the size of their entire armed forces, and over 10x the capacity of all their prisons. Even if they freed the existing prison population at midnight, how could their criminal justice system possibly accommodate all homosexuals who voluntarily dob themselves in?

    1. Ridiculous as ever, Uncle Tom.

    2. PantoHorse 1 Jan, 11:45am

      And the other millions of population are just going to sit idly by? They are the ones in the main who ‘enforce’ these kinds of prejudicial laws through their homophobic and invariably violent actions. What you propose is madness.

    3. connor 1 Jan, 1:22pm

      Derek, the continent of Africa, North America, Asia and the Caribbean nations should HAVE done this ‘easy’ solution from evangelical English buggery laws from the 17th century ago. If so, no 167 Salem Village witchcraft State sponsored executions nor coeval murders in those UK Pax hegemony countries.
      Even Oscar Wilde may have lived longer?

      Pomp & Decorum & Civility are dangerous but Henry VIII’s wives knew that.

  2. I am not sure which I fear most, the president signing the bill or the 2/3 over ride vote by the parliament.

    International pressure to rescind this legislation and grant “Human Rights” to LGBT Ugandans must intensified.

    But the International community have been warned be very warry of using sanctions against Uganda by Ugandan LGBT activist Frank Mugisha. His opposition to this action is because he knows first hand how perilous life in Uganda is for LGBT, but he knows that if they have fears about the law… their worst fears are retribution endangering all their lives more than laws as civilians react to possible or actual sanctions. He reminds us of the previous murder of David Kato and others. These examples of rhetoric propaganda “look what that gays are doing to Uganda” by their politicians is a warning! we need to continue with international pressure and careful strategy “before” sanctions become lost LGBT lives.

  3. Life imprisonment for kissing?? Sick savages.

    1. Sometimes the implied racism on this site sickens me. No matter what you think of Uganda’s people, you’re blaming the victim here. Rich Anglo-American “Christians” crafted the bill, pushed it through NGO aid to select Ugandan religious groups in exchange for promoting this latest hateful fraud on Africa (which we all fund by our Anglo/American Empire governments).

      1. twitless 1 Jan, 10:55am

        There comes a time when you have to take responsibility for your actions. Uganda is not a teenager or a child it became independent in 1962 that makes it 52 years old.
        When are they going to stop going on about colonialism and start running their country responsibly. And when are western apologists going to stop defending what happens in Africa by using the old American Empire rubbish.
        Yes colonialism did great damage to African society but at what point do Africans start to get their act together.
        Colonialism also did great harm in other parts of the world but Africa is always the basket case, where other post colonial countries in other parts of the world have managed to solve their problems or are at least on that road.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 31 Dec 2013, 7:25pm

    One consolation is that the UK has cut off aid to that hell hole, not that it seems to be doing any good.

    1. Beelzeebub 31 Dec 2013, 9:57pm

      Aid only ever goes into the self appointed politicians accounts.

      The uneducated of that dump never see it.

  5. what a sour bunch of religio-retarded weirdoes! when will such unenlightened religionists get over the flimsiness of the bibble-related texts on homosexuality? it’s just bigotry! they are NOT saving their youth from homosexuality, they are bullying a minority who should be protected from the work of these religious bigots! these high-ranking, pumpkin-faced bigots who judge themselves and their sexuality to be more superior than the alternative! this is a law for a government-approved gay witch-hunt. society has NOT moved forward in these countries, but they are not lost yet! they need to be made aware that the eyes of the world is on this type of nutter bigotry, and only a short-term, international sanction would work. (i may be more drunk than i thought, but nah! happy same year, everyone!)

    1. not nutter bigotry, it should be utter bigotry! see, drunk!

      1. dorsetbob 1 Jan, 5:32pm

        I like nutter bigotry better , seems more appropriate.

  6. Transforming Uganda, 20 minute video .
    http://vimeo.com/8762603

    1. Jon (Malaysia) 1 Jan, 3:45am

      nutter bigotry works too.

  7. We should cut off their foreign aid. It’s not a culture that should survive. Perhaps a new government will emerge from the ashes of these jackals that will protect all citizens from abuse.

    1. we are too spineless to cut off aid

    2. Wow. Just plain racist crap. The apathy toward this bill comes directly from this type of thinking. Our governments in UK, Canada, Australia and the USA all depend on our ignorance about life outside our countries. Ignore the torture of millions. Judge their pain and suffering as their own fault. Ignore that we sent religious missionaries and our aid to support them, there to spew this hatred into Uganda’s hearts. Ignore that our aid is most often supporting instability and dictatorships, instead of promoting peace or building communities. Then pull out, like a rapist and turn away.

  8. UN my are* what are they going to do if this guy signs?

  9. David skinner 8 Jan, 3:01pm

    Where do get 5%? I thought it was 10% a little while back. Are gays decreasing?
    Please, whatever figure you give back it by evidence.

  10. David Skinner 8 Jan, 3:03pm

    David Kato was murdered by a homosexual prostitute.

  11. David skinner 8 Jan, 3:05pm

    Listen, here,David Kato was murdered by a homosexual prostitute.

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