KAMPALA, Uganda — Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals. [Source]
Are you kidding me?!!! Sentencing gay people to death? Aaand…jail time for family and friends for failing to report homosexual behavior? Sadly enough this piece of legislation is expected to pass with, maybe, minor changes or addendums.
It both amazes and frightens me how fear and ignorance will drive an entire population to such repugnancy. Fear and ignorance cloaked in the robes of religion and cultural beliefs. Fear that their country will be taken over by “western” influences, which according to Ugandan legislators include homosexuality.
“The youths in secondary schools copy everything from the Western world and America,” said high school teacher David Kisambira. “A good number of students have been converted into gays. We hear there are groups of people given money by some gay organizations in developed countries to recruit youth into gay activities.”
OMIGOD!! Now the gays are recruiting school children? Seriously? Fear based on rumored facts. GTFOH!!!
In the heat of my self righteous indignation against the Ugandan law makers, I emailed the link to a couple of friends. I had to voice my opposition to this proposed law – arguing that killing gay men and women will not succeed in doing anything short of forcing them further into seclusion thereby creating a more subversive and perverted culture.
Well, leave it to “my” friends to make some valid, non-emotional, logical points and dismantling my aforementioned self righteous indignation.
Making me laugh today. Don’t get mad snookums. Knee jerk thoughts on this one – The U.S. can’t handle their own issues, so I say…to each gov’t its own. The U.S. has an unwritten law that also allows for the systematic killing and imprisonment of black men and subsequent disembowelment of the black family. So…..I don’t know that I have a decent reaction right now. I think I’m a bit bitter and numb today…..Hmmmmm (selah). But, the funny thing is – they are still stuck in damn near prehistoric mentality even though they’ve tried to mirror modern political systems. Very similar to middle easterners and many others. Wonder if they’ll stone them to death or cut off their heads…..Maybe hang them in the town square so they can be seen as examples by all……Again I say, to each country its own.
lol, yes, this is a bit extreme, but African and Arab countries are well-known for taking extreme measures when dealing with human “perversion”…its obvious that the Ugandans don’t believe that homosexuality is a genetic condition (they are mostly Roman Catholic) so they choose to punish it as a choice…you choose, you loose. On the other hand, the proud gay lobbyists and sympathizers in this country want us to accept it (and everything unnatural that comes with it) as truth — when in fact, no one has proven it either way.
and you can count on the mainstream media to condemn the practices of another culture while conveniently ignoring the outrageous shit that happens in its own. i say let those people create enforce their own law…they have been doing it for hundreds of years longer than we (the “self-righteous”) have.
and yes, i also dare say that homosexuality may very well be a choice rather than something you are born into. having people believe that they are born that way makes it very easy to accept it. agenda accomplished. lol.
No matter where you stand on homosexuality…nature vs nurture…right or wrong….an abomination or freak of nature. Or if you take the stance to each country its own…sweep your own stoop first, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…this is wrong. DEAD ASS WRONG!! (Pardon the pun)
So, where do you stand? How does this make you feel or not feel?
I received an email from Helena at www.newsy.com providing me with a video that may provide the “big picture and context” for this proposed Ugandan law. It’s worth viewing…take a moment to do so. Click the link —>> VIDEO
Well, so much for the argument of Westen influences on their culture…IF indeed the legislators are being “urged” and strongly “influenced” by this group called “The Family”.
Things that make you go “Hmmmm”….