Uganda to Ban LGBT Advocacy?

Jim Burroway

April 3rd, 2009

That’s what it looks like according to this Xinhua report:

Nsaba Buturo, minister of state for ethics and integrity, said some nations at the United Nations are advocating “sexual rights” which Uganda believes will be used to promote homosexuality. “Uganda will not be forced to legalize practices that are illegal, unnatural and abnormal,” he told a press briefing.

He said he had communicated the position to Uganda’s representative to the UN. “They have no right to call us names, to call us extremists, we shall talk to countries that we share the same belief on not legalizing homosexuality,” he stated.

Buturo said the government has also started a crackdown on certain humanitarian relief organizations that recruit youths into the vice under the guise of giving them education. The government is making preparations to enact a comprehensive law that will make it a criminal offense to promote homosexuality, said the official.

Meanwhile, the media battle continues. The Ugandan anti-gay extremists claim that Uganda’s LGBT advocacy groups are “sponsored by foreign interests to spoil the morals of children in Uganda” — without a hint of irony. This latest anti-gay campaign was in fact sparked by an appearance on March 3-5 of three American anti-gay activists at a conference in Kampala. Those activists were Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, Exodus board member Don Schmierer, and Richard Cohen protegé Lee Caleb Brundidge.

Click here to see BTB’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda.

grantdale

April 3rd, 2009

In fact, we have EVERY RIGHT to call people like him names or call them extremists.

Those ‘every rights’ are called HUMAN RIGHTS. They are guaranteed under the UN Charter — as Australia found out, to its ever-lasting shame.

Criminalisation of homosexuality is against human rights: Toonen v. Australia.

We feel very ashamed that our nation was the one found guilty. Of all nations. For all time.

We are, however, also proud that it was an Australian that took that case forward in the first place.

Minister Nsaba Buturo obviously feels pleased that Uganda chooses to ignore those declared human rights.

Are there any others he wants to ignore?

(rhetorical question)

Nevada Blue

April 3rd, 2009

If you have to lie for your cause then you are an extremist. If you chase down people in the street, if the mere accusation of a thing without proof is sufficient to get you jailed, beaten and killed then you are an extremist. I’d be lying if I said otherwise.

With regard to only talking to countries that agree with you, my country did that for the last eight years to our detriment and the whole world’s. Too bad they can’t learn from our mistake.

Attmay

April 3rd, 2009

This is the gay equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition.

Joel

April 3rd, 2009

“Minister Nsaba Buturo obviously feels pleased that Uganda chooses to ignore those declared human rights.

Are there any others he wants to ignore?

The Un also passed a binding resolution of ‘blasphemy of religion’. From what i understood… extremists(and consequentially religious ppl) have the right not to be offended. Somehow i believe that you value something else over this UN declared human right.

I guess the question might equally apply to you since the UN seems to be THE authority on human rights. Are there any other you want to ignore?

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