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Museveni’s Full Speech At the Anti-Homosexuality Bill’s Signing Ceremony

Jim Burroway

February 24th, 2014

Daily Monitor just published it moments ago:

It seems the topic of homosexuals was provoked by the arrogant and careless Western groups that are fond of coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality and lesbianism, just as they carelessly handle other issues concerning Africa.

Initially, I did not pay much attention to it because I was busy with the immediate issues of defense, security, electricity, the roads, the railways, factories, modernization of agriculture, etc.

When, eventually, I concentrated my mind on it, I distilled three problems:

1. those who were promoting homo-sexuality and recruiting normal people into it;

2. as a consequence of No. 1 above, many of those recruited were doing so for mercenary
reasons – to get money – in effect homosexual prostitutes; these mercenary homosexual prostitutes had to be punished;

3. Homosexuals exhibiting themselves; Africans are flabbergasted by exhibitionism of sexual acts – whether heterosexual or otherwise and for good reason. Why do you exhibit your sexual conduct? Are you short of opportunity for privacy – where you can kiss, fondle (kukirigiita, kwagaaga) etc.?

Are we interested in seeing your sexual acts – we the Public? I am not able to understand the logic of the Western Culture. However, we Africans always keep our opinions to ourselves and never seek to impose our point of view on the others. If only they could let us alone.

It was my view that the above three should be punished harshly in order to defend our society from disorientation. Therefore, on these three I was in total accord with the MPs and other Ugandans. I had, however, a problem with Category 4 or what I thought was category 4 – those “born” homosexual.

I thought there were such people – those who are either genetic or congenital homosexuals. The reason I thought so was because I could not understand why a man could fail to be attracted to the beauties of a woman and, instead, be attracted to a fellow man. It meant, according to me, that there was something wrong with that man – he was born a homosexual – abnormal.

I, therefore, thought that it would be wrong to punish somebody because of how he was created, disgusting though it may be to us. That is why I refused to sign the Bill. In order to get to the truth, we involved Uganda Scientists as well as consulting Scientists from outside Uganda.

My question to them was: “Are there people that are homosexual right from birth?”. After exhaustive studies, it has been found that homosexuality is in two categories: there are those who engage in homosexuality for mercenary reasons on account of the under – developed sectors of our economy that cause people to remain in poverty, the great opportunities that abound not withstanding; and then there are those that become homosexual by both nature (genetic) and nurture (up-bringing).

The studies that were done on identical twins in Sweden showed that 34% – 39% were homosexual on account of nature and 66% were homosexual on account of nurture.

Therefore, even in those studies, nurture was more significant than nature. Can somebody be homosexual purely by nature without nurture? The answer is: “No”. No study has shown that. Since nurture is the main cause of homosexuality, then society can do something about it to discourage the trends. That is why I have agreed to sign the Bill.

Since Western societies do not appreciate politeness, let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders.

One of them is “oral sex”. Our youth should reject this because God designed the human being most appropriately for pleasurable, sustainable and healthy sex. Some of the traditional styles are very pleasurable and healthy. The mouth is not engineered for that purpose except kissing. Besides, it is very unhealthy. People can even contract gonorrhea of the mouth and throat on account of so-called “oral sex”, not to mention worms, hepatitis E, etc.

The Ministry of Gender and Youth should de-campaign this buyayism imported from outside and sensitize the youth about the healthy life style that is abundant in our cultures.

We reject the notion that somebody can be homosexual by choice; that a man can choose to love a fellow man; that sexual orientation is a matter of choice. Since my original thesis that there may be people who are born homosexual has been disproved by science, then the homosexuals have lost the argument in Uganda.

They should rehabilitate themselves and society should assist them to do so.

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Cass
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

“The studies that were done on identical twins in Sweden showed that 34% – 39% were homosexual on account of nature and 66% were homosexual on account of nurture.”

No… genetic effects – 34%-39% and 66% for unique social OR biological factors.

Nature does not mean it is in the genes. And nurture part is just a lie.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18536986

jerry
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

It astounds me that anyone would think this man has any intelligence at all.

jpeckjr
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

I found the speech persuasive on this point: “If only they could let us alone.”

President Obama can use that in his speech withdrawing all forms of foreign aid, closing the US embassy, expelling all Ugandan diplomats from the US, urging American citizens to leave Uganda, enacting sanctions against American business and nonprofit investment in Uganda, all on the grounds that he is respecting President Museveni’s wish to be left alone.

But he probably won’t.

SharonB
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

Another sad day in world history.
Africa takes another great step backwards.

Trust me: the sponsors – politicians, evangelical preachers, and neighbors – will use this as a cudgel to beat their fellow man.

The other candidate is running a better campaign? He must be gay!

The other pastor is more popular than I? It MUST be because he is a secret gay!

My neighbor has a better yield of crops than I do? He is a gay, of course!!

CINO – Christians in Name Only. A Brood of Vipers!

Merv
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

@Cass – His lies are even worse than that. In males, the 64% attributed to “individual-specific environmental factors” did NOT include “societal attitudes, family or parenting.” These individual-specific environmental factors included things such as pre-natal development. Shared environment, which DID include societal attitudes, family, and parenting, had virtually NO impact.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=5276360&page=1

Of course, it never really mattered what any study said. They were determined to enact this law for religious and political reasons.

Sam R
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

And he even has a rant against ‘oral sex’!

On earlier occasions he has said that in Africa you don’t talk about or exhibit your sex life. Yet he has now made clear that he and Mrs M don’t do oral.

To paraphrase Robin Williams as DJ Adrian Cronhouer: ‘You’re in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history.’

maulessa
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

Whatever is said about the signing of the Anti-gay bill in uganda is a waste of time. That is what ugandans want NOT what American This is our country, so shout up you big mouths on on what we value. How can a fellow man sleep on a fellow man. And you think you are a couple. We are going to organise a crusade and we will be stoning one by one untill we finish all the gays in Uganda.

Ian Charles
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

They should write a bill against infertile people, because they can’t have sex for recreation. Also best band oral/anal/masturbation too, if you are going whole hog on this.

Ben In Oakland
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

Maulessa– lovely, just lovely.

This is why Uganda will always be filled with savages, why idi amin was not an aberration, but a constant.

jpeckjr
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

Maulessa, Uganda is completely free as a sovereign nation to pass this law.

Other nations, decent ones, are free in their sovereignty to denounce Uganda and end or change their relationship with your country.

Your 50 years of independence are filled with cruelty and violence and this law is consistent with that history. It is your county and you can have it in all its bloody glory. Obviously, these are the things Ugandans value, the things of Satan and his Demons, fear, hatred, and bloodshed.

Atriokke
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

The logic is… interesting…

The majority of my fellow people and I are disgusted by people with X difference.

We should only accept X difference that we find disgusting if they were born with the X difference because yes.

Thus, people should only be X different in as much as we, the majority, are not disgusted by them. Otherwise, severe prison sentence for you.

However, I’m not sure that Oral Sex will merit harsh prison sentences because probably more people like it than not. I see how this works! Simple!

FYonug
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

@MAlausa “We are going to organise a crusade and we will be stoning one by one untill we finish all the gays in Uganda.”

Well, at least, you admit that your goal is genocide.

No sovereign country has the right to commit genocide. On the contrary, it is a crime against humanity and other countries are obligated to intervene to stop it. Any country that commits genocide loses its sovereignty.

Priya Lynn
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

Malausa, you can never get rid of all the gays in Uganda – new ones are born everyday.

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