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Ugandan President Says He
Will Sign Tough Antigay Measure

New York Times, by Nicholas Kulish

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/15/2014 8:56:37 PM

Nairobi, Kenya - Gay rights in Africa suffered another setback when President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda told members of his party on Friday that he would sign a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases. The measure would criminalize “the promotion or recognition” of homosexual relations. (Snip) According to Amnesty International, homosexuality is illegal in 38 of 54 African countries. Homosexual acts can be punished by death sentences in Mauritania, southern Somalia, Sudan and northern Nigeria, where justice is carried out according to a version of Shariah law.

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This makes you wonder exactly what are the African-Americans going to say about this, especially in Congress? Makes one wonder if this effects 0bama´s lack of travel to the Dark Continent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 2/15/2014 9:38:16 PM     (No. 9734215)

So, is there going to be calls for boycotts of Ugandan goods at universities?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mfm, 2/15/2014 9:44:40 PM     (No. 9734224)

Until the Times starts caring about the Christians getting massacred in Africa they have no credibility with me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/15/2014 9:52:57 PM     (No. 9734232)

Once again, the left remains quiet as they do in other cases where human rights violations take place in Muslim countries or anywhere there is no political clout to be gained. Lefties really don´t give a hoot about the oppressed minority...these people don´t serve any substantial purpose for them to inconvenience themselves and the oppressors are not white, European Christians either.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/15/2014 9:58:20 PM     (No. 9734234)

Who´d a thunk...Uganda has the right idea. I´m so tired of hearing about homosexuals. So tired.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/15/2014 10:14:49 PM     (No. 9734245)

Even Ugandans understand the difference between a vagina and an alimentary canal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/15/2014 10:23:46 PM     (No. 9734247)

Homosexuality is not normal human behavior. In that sense homosexuals are not normal individuals. That does not mean their nature driven choices have to be criminalizesd and their basic human rights violated. But the perverse insistence that theirs is an alternate normal lifestyle deserving the same social recognition and worthy of being presented to young people as an acceptable alternative choice is causing severe backlashes all over the world.
It is time we in the West take a breather and rethink this madness.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/15/2014 10:55:41 PM     (No. 9734269)

Uganda suffers terribly from AIDS. I can understand their disapproval of homosexual activity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mark34, 2/15/2014 11:36:03 PM     (No. 9734281)

FTA:
"The NRM caucus has welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants;"
“The normal person was created to be attracted to the opposite sex in order to procreate and perpetuate the human race;”

I wish there were leaders here in the U.S. with the moral courage to use that kind of language to explain why homosexuality is detestable. Moral Majority (from back in the day, for those old enough to remember), where are you? Why don´t you speak up?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/16/2014 1:03:38 AM     (No. 9734307)

Alright! I´m going to spend my vacation dollars in Uganda! "Uganda Love It" "We´re More Than Just Cannibalism"

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