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Ugandan MP David Bahati: Losing foreign aid is a small price to pay for having a law against homosexuality

  • Eugene

    So glad you do not mind paying the price for your hatred. You won’t mind then if all investment in Uganda by foreign businesses is withdrawn and you won’t mind if the international community choose not to buy Ugandan goods. Of course, it is always a “small price” to pay for politicians at the top who have access to taxes to sustain themselves while the populace starves.

  • Lee W Dalgleish

    There is nothing moral about actively singling out a minority and imprisoning them. There is nothing moral about actively supporting prejudice that can also lead to death.
    He might think it’s a “small” price but when the rest of the developed world is looking down on you, then you need to take a step back and think about your actions.
    People like him infuriate me. I gather he has a very short memory when it comes to history. All those poor people he has effectively turned into victims. Disgusting!

    • Rumbelow

      Desperate Bahati is shi**ing himself knowing that he’s responsible for the loss of billions in foreign aid and investment, I so hope he gets the full blame along with all those who pushed this anti-gay law through and that they are all called to account for this huge mistake … and sooner rather than later.

  • Colin Cass

    Well said Eugene ,how can these bigots talk of morals when they don’t care in the slightest ,the effect it will have on there people.Unfortunately those people have it seems been brainwashed into the same bigoted thinking,So it looks as if they will have to learn the hard way!

  • D.McCabe

    “There should be some psychotherapy mechanism to help those people because we love them but hate what they do”.

    Firstly, I and all other LGBT people do not need psychotherapy or indeed any therapy.

    Secondly, what I get up behind closed doors, is consensual and has nothing to do with the state. I don’t care what he gets up to,so why is he so obsessed about what we do? I think that we can all think of a few reasons

    • Truth

      To me, these are definitely the ramblings of someone struggling with their own homosexuality. This man is SO obsessed with the subject, it is the only explanation. He wants to ‘kill the gay’ in himself. How can someone be so hate-filled unless he’s struggling with his own ‘demons’?

  • Brett Gibson

    What Uganda and the rest of Africa does with the 100s of millions of dollars they get in aid is beyond me. They seemingly just p*ss it up the wall so I’m glad my tax money isn’t going to these backwards neanderthals.

  • Helge Vladimir Tiller

    Another corrupt idiot- With a Benz and high salary. Selfish, unintelligent and totally without contact with reality-

  • Rumbelow

    This is the man who said, “I would like to see every last gay person killed”, how dare this homophobic and psychopathic nutcase preach to anyone about morality.

    • GulliverUK

      1. He’s put a target on his own back.
      2. He’s endangered every Ugandan.

      If the penalty is severe and excessive prison sentences, or the death penalty, then someone who thinks they may get the death penalty or an excessive prison term is more likely to use deadly force to evade capture.

      If a robber knows they will get a 30 year sentence, but only one person has seen their face, it is more likely they will kill that one person, to evade the sanction of prison. Harsh prison sentences or the threat of death puts the general community of any society at risk.

      If two gay people are seen by a person who then says they are going to disclose this to the authorities, if the penalty if zero or small, that person may be in little danger. But if the sentence for those two is great, possibly death, this means that stopping that person informing the authorities, by any means, becomes more likely, and a greater imperative to ensure their continued freedom. So this law, which requires members of society to take on the role normally reserved for the police, puts them at serious risk. Aren’t they lucky that terrorists are almost always religiously-based, and fanatical, which certainly seems to rule out a gay insurgency force in Uganda. However, it is simply a fact that very harsh sentences, including the threat of death, actually increase the crime rate. Even the fear of death at the hands of mobs is likely to lead to increases in hyper vigilance and the use of violence and force which would not have been expected, in order to secure continued freedom.

      I don’t know if I’ve explained that very well, but I hope people get the gist.

      3. He’s whipping up hate against Christians – I hold African Christians in high contempt now. I very strongly believe that the Anglican communion should split on geographical lines. Their values are completely foreign to the Christian values here, in must of Europe and the many parts of the US. I have a lower opinion now of all Christians generally than I did a few weeks ago. Sorry, can’t help that. Same goes for Islam.

  • Ray

    David Bahati-Boy perhaps??? Soooo many ‘phobes are really concealing their gay/bi sexuality.

    • Truth

      Absolutely right, Ray! Even Shakespeare understood the principal of someone struggling with their own inner-guilt and self-hatred: “Me thinks the lady doth protest too loudly”. If only the world could understand this. People like him turn to religion because it appears to bring confirmation that he is right to hate himself. So, these people then selectively use that old novel to reinforce their inner-conflict by obsessively targeting those who represent that which they hate most about themselves. “If I hate the gays, no-one will ever suspect me”. They are the most despicable of humans because they are the biggest hypocrites on the planet.

  • Truth

    I wonder how proud of himself he will be when his nation goes hungry. I wonder how proud he’ll be when the first person dies as a result of his vile law. I wonder how proud – and brave – he’ll be when his own countrymen turn on him …. as he has had them do on their gay citizens? I believe this man is mentally ill and that gullible, ignorant Ugandan’s have simply been taken-in by his hate-speech. If there were such a place as hell, this man would certainly be bound for it.

  • Jones

    Behind closed doors I bet he is saying something very different. At some point they will realise that the millions of pounds of aid they were getting was valuable and come to see sense.

  • Ray123

    Idi Amin lives on. No learning from mistakes whatsoever. Idi would be so proud of you.

  • Rumbelow

    Bahati, ” The West is evil and morally corrupt. Let us teach them a lesson by murdering our own people!”

  • GulliverUK

    We are glad that you approve of countries withdrawing aid — although aid is actually fairly small in comparison to Uganda’s export market – which will now suffer. Tea, coffee, cotton, etc. can all be relatively easily boycotted. Gay Ugandans are welcome here in the West, but other Ugandans, Nigerians, Kenyans, etc., well, I’m not sure they will be welcome now. I’ve had the pleasure of working with people from all over Africa who’ve come here to the UK, and they’ve been great people, all heterosexual, and not homophobic.

    You see we have principles in this country — it’s not culture – we don’t give a crap about culture – it’s the principle that everybody is equally worthy, that all should be equal, have the same opportunities as best we can provide, and if 95% of people in these countries, like Uganda, claim to be proudly homophobic – there’s no point them coming to the UK. They won’t be able to work here, because they won’t be able to contain their homophobia, which will end up in dismissal. And they won’t fit in to our very multi-cultural society, which is pretty tolerant and accepting. If you beat up a person who is gay here — you will go to prison. So, glad we can re-direct aid to countries which really do have principles and core values that we all share — in international treaties (like those you once signed), and glad not to share your values, which are repugnant, and looking forward to the day when you come to your senses, apologise to your country for what you’ve done, they dump these laws, enact protections and equality laws, and you re-join the civilised world. What you’ve done is tar every African as homophobic – people will be very wary of people from Africa, just as we will be of Russians. There will be heightened scrutiny of Africans here – people will be wondering which part of Africa do they come from, and are they homophobic? Homophobia is nothing more than ignorance of people who are gay, when you get to know people who are gay most people’s homophobia (fear) just vanishes. But you can’t get to know gay people if you make them hide because you are persecuting them.

    Wake up Africa – this is the last chance saloon for you. I think the West’s tolerance with your slow progress just ran out.

  • Colin

    Please restrict these type of people from traveling and put a media blackout on their poison. Whats going wrong in his life that he is so vehemently blinkered.

    I hope more funding is cut and that the international communities restrict co-operation going forward. Human Rights are everyone’s rights.

  • Jamie

    Would`nt throw water over this evil creature,if it was on fire.
    If Pink news readers want to see what the Ugandans think,argue with them and vote down the vile comments,just visit observer.ug and pick one of the numerous gay stories.

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