10 responses

  1. Women
    January 5, 2010

    In comparison to its African neighbors, is Uganda really exceptional in this regard? A quick perusal of Wikipedia resources suggests that homosexuality is illegal with stiff penalties (jail for > 1 year or death penalty) in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, and Botswana. In Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, and Somalia the penalty is death or life imprisonment. In fact, only South Africa recognizes same-sex couples in any legal regard, and most of the African countries not mentioned above have laws that make homosexuality illegal with lesser penalties. Are US evangelicals to blame for the laws in all of those other countries too? Didn’t Uganda already have a life imprisonment penalty for homosexuality before said conference took place? American liberals want to blame American conservatives for the attitudes of the vast majority of the world against the public practice of homosexual behaviors rather than face the fact that the values held my American liberals put them squarely among a very small minority.

    It sounds like a small, powerful contingent of the Western world who see themselves as “more civilized, more educated, or more aware” than the natives is once again trying to force its norms and values onto the African continent. Have we learned nothing from our previous meddling into African affairs?

  2. GreenEyedLilo
    January 5, 2010

    What an evil, hideous excuse for a human being. It must be an absolute hell to be Scott Lively.

    @ Women: Yes, because when a lot of people are doing something wrong, that automatically makes it right. How dare anyone get nosy enough to try to save others’ lives?

  3. toujoursdan
    January 5, 2010

    It was western (Christian) conservatives that created this mess in the first place. Before European colonization African indigenous cultures were all over the map on homosexuality. It was Victorian and Catholic missionaries that laid the ground for the current mess.

  4. EvilPoet
    January 5, 2010

    Proverbs 6:16-19 – why isn’t homosexuality mentioned in the list of things god hates?

  5. Priya Lynn
    January 5, 2010

    Woman said “Have we learned nothing from our previous meddling into African affairs?”

    Of course because no way should we try to stop the murder or life imprisonment of innocent people – thank god no one interfered in the Rwandan genocide either.

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