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“Hey Gay Pervert”: A Gay Ugandan’s Conversation With A Legislator

Jim Burroway

December 16th, 2009
MP Benson Obua-Ogwa

MP Benson Obua-Ogwal

Yesterday we posted exclusive clips from the print edition of Uganda’s largest independent newspaper The Monitor, which provided several examples of how ordinary Ugandans talk about gay people. Today GayUganda posted a series of emails from an exchange he had with MP Benson Obua-Ogwal, who has been identified as a co-sponsor who helped draft the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Act. These emails give us a good sense of how some Ugandan politicians talk to gay people:

Hey Gay Pervert,

How about this one coming from all religious leaders across board right here at home?:

www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Church_
leaders_back_govt_on_anti-gay_Bill_95758.shtml

We love gays, but hate homosexuality which has no place here.

Forget about the Bill being withdrawn, for it will be passed in due time.

Benson.

There’s much more at GayUganda’s website.

MP Obua-Ogwal has been identified as a core member of the American-based College of Prayer International, which established a Ugandan campus under the leadership of Julius Oyet. Obua-Ogwa and MP David Bahati, the proposed bill’s sponsor, were two of eight MP’s appointed to serve on the College of Prayer’s “servant leadership team.”

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

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Patrick
December 16th, 2009 | LINK

He obviously loves gays to death.

AJD
December 16th, 2009 | LINK

“We love gays, but hate homosexuality which has no place here.”

Then this bill would be a nice thing to shove in the face of every religious right person who says “We don’t hate homosexuals! We just don’t approve of their lifestyle choice!”

Alex
December 16th, 2009 | LINK

NOM’s next anti-gay ad practically writes itself: “Hey gay perverts, we love you.”

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