Report: US to Provide “Further Evidence” to Counter Uganda’s “Scientific Report” on Homosexuality

Jim Burroway

February 18th, 2014

 

National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s Tweeted on Sunday saying, she “Spoke at length with President Museveni last night to urge him not to sign anti-LGBT bill.” In a following Tweet, she echoed Obama’s statement, adding: “Told him it will be huge step backward for Uganda and the world.” Uganda’s independent Daily Monitor this morning provided some additional information on that conversation:

Barely 24 hours after his Kyankwanzi pronouncement, the President was already facing the “battle” with the American National Security Adviser, Ms Susan Rice, calling Mr Museveni to express her government’s and Mr Obama’s reservations on the matter.

According to the Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Ambassador James Mugume, the Americans had called to offer “further evidence” that homosexuality is a natural behaviour in contradiction with what the local scientists had presented.

“We are discussing with the US government. We are waiting to see what they have [to present]. I am told that the Americans have some materials and evidence that they feel were left out by our scientists,” Mr Mugume said in a telephone interview yesterday.

Asked when the US was scheduled to table the said evidence, Ambassador Mugume could not give a clear time-line, only saying: “It will not take a lot of time. It will be soon.”

You can read Uganda’s “scientific report” here.

Lucrece

February 18th, 2014

Who cares what science says?

We know they only use science as a means to an end. If science is not malleable, then they’ll fall on the whole “this is African culture, keep your imperialist western views out of your former colonies”.

People on the left and the right only use the science that favors their goals. They’re not interested in real science.

Liberals deny the science behind genetically modified foods and nuclear power, and conservatives deny climate change and the reality of gene expression in personality outcomes and achievement.

Priya Lynn

February 18th, 2014

I never heard a liberal deny the science behind genetically modified food or nuclear power. I can’t imagine where you come up with this stuff Lucrece.

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