Ugandan schools urged to offer gay cure therapy ‘because of lesbianism’ by Christian charity Mothers Union
Schools in Uganda are being urged to offer students so-called ‘gay cure’ counseling.
Mothers Union Uganda, an international Christian charity affiliated to the Anglican Church, has told schools to stop expelling lesbian students.
Instead they are urging schools in the deeply homophobic country to give young people ‘gay cure’ therapy.
It has also been revealed that some schools are spying on students in a bid to work out who might LGBT.
Mothers Union Uganada president, Ruth Sennyonyi, claims the students need therapy to stop more lesbians being created.
The Christian group claims expelling students who exhibit “lesbianism” and sending them to new schools causes there to be more lesbians.
There is, of course, no truth to claims a person can be ‘cured’ of their sexuality.
President Sennyonyi said: “We cannot keep sending children away from schools because of lesbianism.
“We have to deal with the problem, because they chase you from Nabingo, they chase you from Gayaza and what do they do?
“They send them to me: ‘talk to them, we have expelled them.’
“Then where are they going? So, we need to deal with that problem in the schools.
“We are working yes, we don’t want lesbianism, we don’t want homosexuality but we need to prevent it from happening rather than just chasing away,” she said.
In a shocking revelation, the state’s minister for gender and cultural affairs, Peace Mutuuzo, revealed schools are using spies to identify gay and bi students.
He also called for mandatory lessons in universities explaining to first-year students why they should avoid same-sex relations.
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He told The Observer Uganda: “It is dangerous because these girls have learnt about this lesbianism from schools to begin with.
“It is not common for these acts to begin at home, they begin at school.
“So, dealing with lesbianism from school is critically important. Schools must identify, we used to have prefects, we used to have spies.
“They still do exist. Those structures should not break.
“Instead of punishing this child by sending her to go and face the wrath of the world or transfer her behaviours from one school to another, we’d rather deal with the matter from school”, Mutuuzo said.
Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganada, with life impisonments for the apparent crime of “aggrevated homosexuality”.
The 2007 Pew Global Attitudes Project found that 96% of Uganadans believe homosexuality is “a way of life that should not be tolerated”.