All What Ugandans want for Christmas, is to Kill Gay People

25 Nov

Uganda is passing a new law against homosexuality by the end of 2012 as a “Christmas gift” to its advocates, the speaker of parliament has said.

Lawmakers in Uganda are preparing to vote on a new anti-homosexuality bill that proposes tough jail sentences for consensual same-sex behaviour.

This bill, was introduced by MP David Bahati, and the bill was designed to strengthen Uganda’s already-harsh laws against homosexuality.

I have actually come to the conclusion that the best possible outcome is for the Bill to be passed. Within hours, it’ll be in constitutional court, it’ll be repealed without a doubt (as it is in breach of several constitutional provisions), and everyone will be able to get on with their lives. The actual reality is that Ugandans pretty much stopped caring a long time ago, that is, assuming they ever did.

There are a number of reasons why debating and passing the bill is now the best outcome:

It is time for this bill to stop hanging over the gay community. If it is passed by Parliament, as it surely will,  then we can deal with its consequences “as is” as opposed to as we guess it might be.

Because Those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a “serial offender” – would face the death penalty.

Anyone failing to report to the authorities a person they knew to be homosexual would also be liable to prosecution.

Uganda is a largely conservative society and many people condemn homosexuality both as un-African and un-Christian, a Western import thing and  it’s no one’s business how they deal with a cultural issue.

Homosexual acts are already illegal in uganda, where most gays and lesbians face physical attacks and are treated as social outcasts.

David Bahati on”Kill The Gays”

But this Bill has more to do with money then with saving Ugandas young people, All these so-called pro-children pastors and politicians have used this bill to enhance their profiles, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from evangelical extremists abroad, all in the name of saving children and Christianity as we know it, and will continue to do so as long as the bill lies comatose in Committee. The dishonesty this bill has engendered needs to finally be stopped.

This bill has received worldwide condemnation from countries, gay rights campaigners and human rights groups.

Amnesty International said it  “This bill violates the principle of nondiscrimination as guaranteed under international and regional treaties to which Uganda is a party.”

“We are outraged,” said Noel Kututwa, the rights group’s director for southern Africa. “This goes beyond the principle of nondiscrimination. It goes against the principle of privacy of individuals. And sexual orientation is really a question of the right of an individual to choose how they want to live their lives.”

World leaders condemned the anti-gay legislation when it was first proposed in 2009. Some nations have also threatened to withhold aid to Uganda over its record on same-sex rights.

Prominent gay rights activist David Kato was beaten to death in the country in 2011, a slaying that rights activists believe was motivated by homophobia.

A British producer was also briefly jailed in Uganda in September this year for staging without permission a play about the challenges facing homosexuals in the African nation. If convicted, David Cecil could be imprisoned for two years, his lawyer said.

The discrimination of gays, is not only in Uganda, Homosexuality is illegal in most countries in Africa, where sodomy laws were introduced during colonialism.The death penalty can be imposed in a handful of nations worldwide for consensual same-sex relations, including Nigeria, Sudan, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia and Iran, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

Anti Gay Conference In Uganda


5 Responses to “All What Ugandans want for Christmas, is to Kill Gay People”

  1. Leyton November 25, 2012 at 12:24 #

    This is so tragic! It hurts deep inside to read this and I really do feel ashamed of being Ugandan, when I hear such nonsense.

  2. Marsha November 25, 2012 at 12:43 #

    Bloody country and they made people believe Idi Amin was the worst?? Hmm
    I am soo disgusted!!! 😦

  3. afiqr December 2, 2012 at 06:54 #

    so, what do you think about this kind of law, is it rational?

    • aafroscandic December 2, 2012 at 21:08 #

      The law is not rational at all, instead of the Ugandan government focus on gay people, they should start creating jobs for young people, make sure that the hospitals has the medicine to cure people.

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