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Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill Is “Providing Leadership to the World”

Timothy Kincaid

November 9th, 2009

The Ugandan legislature is considering a bill that would enhance sentencing for gay people to include the death penalty for “repeat offenders”, among other “aggravated homosexuality” offenses, and life imprisonment for others. This bill, needless to say, is considered inhumane by most of the West and, indeed, anyone who cares about human right.

But rather than consider how their barbarism is viewed by the civilized world, Uganda’s political leadership thinks this reflects positively on them. (IPS)

But Uganda’s ethics and integrity minister sees the uproar surrounding the Bill as a positive sign that Uganda is “providing leadership” to the world. The minister, James Nsaba Buturo, tells IPS he is happy the Bill is causing a lot of debate globally.

“It is with joy we see that everyone is interested in what Uganda is doing, and it is an opportunity for Uganda to provide leadership where it matters most. So we are here to see a piece of legislation that will not only define what the country stands for, but actually provide leadership around the world,” he says.

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

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joel
November 9th, 2009 | LINK

“It is with joy we see that everyone is interested in what Uganda is doing, and it is an opportunity for Uganda to provide leadership where it matters most.”

Where it matters most? The family? the children? oh dear.. how naive(because neither suffer from it, and accepting it just makes the family more united and as for children, gay parents do just as well parenting), blind(because their high and mighty righteousness seems to overthrow empathy, reason or humanity;blinded by tradition and probably faith ) and just a plain silly remark as this is cannon fodder for gay activist vs christianity. Now they need to rely less on islam and its aggressive stance vs homosexuality. Now they can just quote their overly outspoken pastors, “… in the name of Jesus and extended ‘protect the family quotes'”.

Heartfelt ‘plz forgive them because they do not know what they are doing’

How long will it be till they start claiming that they have successfully rid their country of much of the imported homosexuality with this bill?

Justin Igger
November 9th, 2009 | LINK

What a disgusting piece of garbage country. I wonder if the bedwetting libs will respect this ‘diversity’?

AJD
November 9th, 2009 | LINK

I’m reminded of medieval European travelers who looked upon the relative liberalism of the Muslim world and (especially) Asia with disgust, while Europe was trapped in poverty while the Muslim world and China were the wealthiest places on earth and responsible for most of the science and technology.

Europe saw itself as the pinnacle of civilization at that time, too.

David C.
November 9th, 2009 | LINK

All civilized societies that have been providing aid to Uganda should halt it if this legislation is passed.

Justin Igger
November 9th, 2009 | LINK

“I’m reminded of medieval European travelers who looked upon the relative liberalism of the Muslim world and (especially) Asia with disgust, while Europe was trapped in poverty while the Muslim world and China were the wealthiest places on earth and responsible for most of the science and technology.

Europe saw itself as the pinnacle of civilization at that time, too.”

Wow – try reading a history book you misinformed moron. Historically illiterate people like you are a riot, seriously. It’s as if you can’t deal with the truth, so you just act as if reality is the way you want it to be. What a goof lol.

Timothy Kincaid
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

Justin,

If you have some evidence to present for a contrary argument, please do so. And if you dispute his assertions, please provide links so the rest of us can judge for ourselves.

But abuse of others is not allowed at this site. You may be loling but the rest of us are unimpressed by your insults.

Richard W. Fitch
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

David – Recent news indicates that China is ready to give Uganda $1 Billion in aid with no strings attached. That is more than several of the Western nations’ support combined. It would seem more prudent to continue aid and attempt to see that it goes where intended rather than cut off ordinary Ugandas who are in such desparate plight.

Justin Igger
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

Oh brother, there’s no need to refute that nonsense. He cited no sources btw, so evidently there is a double standard. Hmmm.

Emproph
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

“evidently there is a double standard.”

Yes. One for respectful commenters and one for a**holes.

David C.
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

It would seem more prudent to continue aid and attempt to see that it goes where intended rather than cut off ordinary Ugandas who are in such desparate plight.—Richard W. Fitch

And my question would then be what is the Chinese aid intended to do for the Chinese? And is it really without strings?

I had already thought through the second theme in your remark before posting mine. Who are “ordinary Ugandans” if Uganda wants to “legalize” what is essentially a human rights violation? If the parliament is elected, should westernized societies be supporting people that would kill their neighbors for simply being who they are?

Uganda is a hard problem, and it’s been made even more difficult by some religious leaders.

Ephilei
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

This quote demonstrates the affirmation bias – you will shape the data to hear what you want to hear – and that some people’s mind just cannot be changed through reason. He’s a lost cause.

----
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

I guess Japan also wanted to prove leadership to the world in WWII, and look what that got them in 1945…

U.S. government, take notice.

darkmoonman
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

Wow, given the progressive compassionate nature of most of Africa, I am *so* surprised at Uganda.

I don’t know which is worse: the Ugandans or the local Xtians who are busting their guts to install Ugandan priests in their churches in the USA.

Justin Igger
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

“Yes. One for respectful commenters and one for a**holes” Hahhaha yeah and you come across as a real nice guy. Don’t be afraid to open a book sometime, it won’t hurt ya I promise!

Timothy Kincaid
November 10th, 2009 | LINK

Justin,

You seem unfamiliar with the content and character of the comments at this site.

Do you have a position you wish to state?

Do you have a book that you want to recommend which supports your position?

Do you have anything at all of substance to contribute to this thread?

Justin Igger
November 11th, 2009 | LINK

Can’t a guy be against anti gay rhetoric? sheesh what do you want – academic journal articles? If so…I can do that…

werdna
November 11th, 2009 | LINK

@Timothy- In case you’re missing the ugly pun:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Justin%20Igger

Justin Igger
November 11th, 2009 | LINK

@ Werdna

This is what Timothy told me. You would do well to adhere to this.

“Do you have a position you wish to state?

Do you have a book that you want to recommend which supports your position?

Do you have anything at all of substance to contribute to this thread?”

And I’d like to contribute without your nonsense allegations

Emproph
November 11th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks for the catch, werdna.

Justin Igger
November 11th, 2009 | LINK

So my name happens to be posted on urban dictionary and you think it’s funny to make a joke of it? Nice.

Timothy Kincaid
November 12th, 2009 | LINK

Justin,

Clearly the name you use here is not your given birth name. You selected it for some purpose, likely one that is not particularly admirable. To suggest otherwise is disingenuous.

So far you have contributed nothing of content to the conversation, seeking only to be argumentative, confrontational, and disruptive.

Any future comments by you that are not directly related to the thread content will be deleted.

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