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Uganda’s Red Paper Newspaper Names ‘200 Top Homos’ And Their Worms

by | 25th, February 2014

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TO UGANDA, where the local Red Pepper newspaper leads with:

“EXPOSED! Uganda’s Top 300 Honos Names”

Congratulations to those who made the list, and commiserations to those who did not, could be premature because Uganda is a beacon of intolerance and bigotry. The paper adds:

“In salutation to the new law, today we unleash Uganda’s top homos and their sympathisers.”

It’s dangerous to be on the list.

In 2013, Red Pepper published photographs of retired gay British man Bernard Randall, taken from his stolen laptop, who was then arrested and deported last month.

 

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Briton Bernard Randall, 65, stands in a holding cell after a court hearing which ordered him to be deported, at the Chief Magistrates court in Entebbe, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A Ugandan court on Wednesday ordered the deportation of Randall who faced criminal charges following publication of images of him having sex with another man.

 

In 2011, David Kato was beaten to death at his home after Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published his address beneath the headline “Hang Them”.

 

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A Ugandan man reads the headline of the Ugandan newspaper “Rolling Stone” in Kampala, Uganda. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in which the papers reveals the identity of allegedly gay members of Ugandan society and calls for public punishment against those individuals. The “Rolling Stone” is a fairly new publication under the management of Giles Muhame, a Ugandan journalist..rights activitists say that at least four homosexuals have been attacked since a Ugandan newspaper published an article this month called “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak _ Hang Them.” A year after a Ugandan legislator tried to introduce a bill that would have called for the death penalty for being gay, rights activists say homosexuals face a host of hostility. (AP Photo)

 

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David Kato, a Ugandan gay-rights activist, poses for photographs at a restaurant in Kampala, Uganda, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family, friends and even landlords also could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Kato became an activist after he was beaten up four times, arrested twice, fired from his teaching job and outed in the press because he is gay.

 

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In this Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 file photo, a woman grieves at the coffin of gay activist David Kato in Mukono, Uganda. As a prominent Ugandan gay rights activist, his picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words “Hang Them.” He was killed on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. Police said Thursday his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the killing and that one “robber” had been arrested. Uganda has been under scrutiny by international gay-rights groups since 2009, when a lawmaker proposed a bill that would mandate the death penalty for some gay acts.

 

 

On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which holds that repeat homosexuals should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays. He is an expert on all manner of perversion, saying:

“Homosexuals are actually mercenaries. They are heterosexual people but because of money they say they are homosexuals. These are prostitutes because of money. No study has shown you can be homosexual by nature. That man can choose to love a man… is a matter of choice. After listening to the scientists, I got the facts. Can somebody be homosexual simply by nature? The answer is no. One of the cultures that we detest is oral sex. The mouth is for picking food, not for sex. We know the address for sex. That address (the mouth) is not for sex. The mouth is for eating not for sex. The mouth is engineered for kissing. It is not healthy. You can contract STD (sexually transmitted diseases). You push the mouth there, you can come back with worms and they enter your stomach because that is a wrong address. You can also contract Hepatitis B.”

Mrs Museveni was unavailable for comment.

Although Janet, for it is she, has dedicated Uganda to Jesus at an event back in 2000.

 

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Museveni on Monday signed the controversial anti-gay bill into law, with penalties including 14 years in jail for first-time offenders and life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, saying it is needed to deter what he called the West’s “social imperialism” promoting homosexuality in Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)

 

The Netherlands,  Denmark and Norway have been swift to withdraw aid.

Other countries don’t much care.

 

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How does Uganda compare to its near neighbours?

 

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The gay-obsessed President has been lamenting the sins of Uganda. From the Kampala New Vision:

We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal.

Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict.

…I renounce all the evil foundations and covenants that were laid in idolatry and witchcraft. I renounce all the satanic influence on this nation. And I hereby covenant Uganda to you, to walk in your ways and experience all your blessings forever.

The US Christian right yelps with delight. At WorldNetDaily, Michael Carl chatted about Uganda with Scott Lively:

Massachusetts pastor and activist Rev. Scott Lively believes Museveni is a model for other national leaders.

“The Museveni prayer is a model for all Christian leaders in the world. The leaders of the West have declined in proportion to their degree of rejection of God,” Lively said.

“This incident is also important as a contrast to the picture being painted of Uganda by the godless left of a backwards, violent and savage culture intent on murdering homosexuals,” Lively said.

“On the contrary, Museveni is calmly and confidently setting the course of his nation by the guidance of the Bible, in a way that also shows great courage and resolve,” Lively said.

And it’s ok to love Uganda’s Bigot Number 1 now because gays won’t be legally murdered by the State. Or won’t they?

the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as published includes capital punishment for “Aggravated Homosexuality”. This was spun by supporters as referring to homosexual rape and the deliberate/reckless spreading of HIV,  but a close reading shows that it also covers anyone convicted twice of anything deemed a crime under the new law. This means activity between consenting adults, as well “facilitating” such activity. Anyone “in authority” (vaguely defined) also has a legal obligation to report suspects to the police.

Apparently, such “serial offenders” will now be locked up for life rather than executed, but even that’s not completely confirmed; the BBC report is based on a statement from an MP who said he “was not allowed” to go into detail…

Box Turtle Bulletin rounds up the facts:

  • December 9, 2009, Bloomberg reported that the death penalty would be dropped in exchange for forcing people into ex-gay conversion therapy. That quickly proved to be false.
  • The next day, M.P. David Bahati, the bill’s sponsor, told the BBC, “There has been a distortion in the media that we are providing death for gays. That is not true.” Of course, Bahati’s words themsevlves were not true, but the BBC refused to challenge him.
  • On January 7, 2010, President Yoweri Museveni told Parliament to drop the death penalty. When Museveni spoke, we thought it was as good as a done deal. A Cabinet member also came forward to say that the bill would be withdrawn. It wasn’t. That same day, the Associated Press misquoted Ugandan LGBT-advocate Frank Mugisha as saying that if the death penalty were dropped, everything would be honkey-dorey. Of course, he said no such thing.
  • On January 10, 2010, Scott Lively, one of three anti-gay Americans who put on a horrific conference in Kampala in March 2009 which set the stage for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, joined his voice to the propaganda machinery by announcing his endorsement of the “revised” bill dropping the death penalty, even though the bill was never revised.
  • On January 22, 2010, A special Cabinet committee reached a non-compromise “compromise” which reportedly removed the death penalty from the bill. The recommendation was never acted upon.
  • On February 5, 2010, the BBC reported that the death penalty would be dropped. By then we were urging everyone to view such reports with skepticism.
  • On April 26, 2011, after the bill laid dormant for nearly a year, Bahati began urging that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill be passed before the Eighth Parliament came to an end in May. He re-issued his “concession” that he would consider dropping the death penalty from the bill if it would help to move the bill forward. If nothing else, that “concession” is at least tacit confirmation that all of the prior statements about the death penalty being dropped were false. Nevertheless, the Associated Press quickly announced that the death penalty had been dropped. Again.
  • On May 11, 2011. The Los Angeles Times jumped onto the bandwagon and announced that the death penalty had been dropped. Again, it hadn’t. The very next day, Human Rights Watch learned that the death penalty had, in fact, not been dropped. It had been merely substituted with wording which referred to a separate part of the Ugandan Penal Code, to a section which provided the death penalty. Only those who knew what Section 129 was would understand that the death penalty was still in the bill.
  • On May 22, 2011, after the Eight Parliament ended without voting on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Bahati vowed to reintroduce the bill into the Ninth Parliament. He also repeated the false claim that the death penalty had been removed.
  • On February 7, 2012, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was reintroduced in Parliament, with the same wording as the original 2009 bill with the death penalty.
  • On February 8, 2012, the BBC false reported, again, that the death penalty had been dropped from the bill.
  • On February 9, 2012, the Associated Press, The Advocate, and The Washington Post all reported that the death penalty had been dropped. It hadn’t.
  • On February 24, 2012, PBS reported, wrongly, that the death penalty had been dropped. (On April 5, they got it right when they reported on the anti0gay bill on Newshour.)
  • On June 12, 2012, M.P. David Bahati again falsely claimed that the death penalty had been removed from the re-introduced bill.
  • On June 22, 2012, the Associated Press claimed that the entire bill had been “shelved.” Boy were they wrong.

He adds:

But despite this track record, the BBC and Pink News are confidently reporting that the death penalty has been dropped. Journalists with very short attention spans might believe it, but I don’t. 

There is a sickness in Uganda – and the US Christian right are feeding it…



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