Box Turtle Bulletin

Box Turtle BulletinNews, analysis and fact-checking of anti-gay rhetoric
“Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife…”
This article can be found at:
Latest Posts

Ugandan Press Secretary: Museveni “Cannot Be Intimidated”

Jim Burroway

February 18th, 2014
YouTube Preview Image

In the above clip from NTV Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary Tamale Mirundi responds to US President Barack Obama’s statement blasting Museveni for agreeing to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Mirundi tells reporters that Museveni “cannot be intimidated.” On the question of foreign aid, Mirundi said, “we can do without that aid.”

Comments

POST COMMENT | COMMENT RSS 2.0

JohnAGJ
February 18th, 2014 | LINK

Awesome. We can use that money for something else then…like paying our debts.

grantdale
February 18th, 2014 | LINK

And in the style beloved by Uganda’s Daily Monitor…

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artsculture/Reviews/TAMALE-MIRUNDI–RIPPING-OPEN-THE-MOTOR-MOUTHED-POLITICIAN/-/691232/1659046/-/d48gi3/-/index.html

Note, two wives. Meaning some Ugandan man is therefore without a wife (thank heavens that particular guy happens to be gay, and is therefore not angry about powerful people monopolising the lady folk).

Can do without aid… well, OK, if you say so. No sooner said than done.

(personally, the first message should be to deny visas for any pupose to all such people rather than cut aid. Make it personal, to them.)

Ben In Oakland
February 18th, 2014 | LINK

Grantdale– google “Christian polygamy in Africa”. It’s quite an eye-opener.

FYonug
February 19th, 2014 | LINK

Grantdale, yes, commenters on African news sites bring up polygamy surprisingly often, saying that African countries have just as much right to ban same-sex marriages as Western countries have a right to ban polygamy. The comments are usually highly patriarchal; they never mention lesbians at all.

So, I make a point of saying polygamy means some men will never be able to marry a woman, but same-sex marriage gives those poor (literally) desperate heterosexual men a break since every same-sex marriage takes two men out of the competition for brides.

It’s embarassing to make that type of sexist argument. Nobody else does. But I suspect this argument may be one of the few ways to get through to homophobic men, especially those that bring up the issue of polygamy.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.