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Uganda Considers Sentencing Gays to Death

Ruining family values, one supervillain at a time.

In sticking with the concept of global natural rights, it seems that the country of Uganda is considering passing a law that makes homosexual activity punishable by death. No mucking about with jail time – it’s straight to the gallows for Barry and Terry.

To give you an idea of just how against homosexuality Ugandans are, here’s a quote from a New York Times article:

“Uganda’s minister of ethics and integrity (who previously tried to ban miniskirts) recently said, “Homosexuals can forget about human rights.”

Uganda has a rich history of being mind-fucked by Evangelical Christians, so it should come as little surprise to learn that their fervor for Christian Orthodoxy has dribbled into their legislative system. Although many U.S. citizens fail to act on their homophobic feelings (with exception) apparently Uganda has missed the memo on that bit.

Of course, the Ugandan leaders are considering their options as several countries, including the United States, has threatened the removal of international aide if the law is passed. One can only hope that the law does not pass, but indeed it seems probable that it will in a country so staunchly against basic human rights (you know, the one that lets you live if you’re gay). The issue hits especially close to home for us here in the U.S. considering the current political climate. Let’s hope that if/when the law passes, the U.S. actually has the balls to back up its threat by yanking its aide.

  1. P. Gowon says:

    You would do the world a favour if you discussed all bad laws in Uganda against sexual offences. The Penal Code on defilement is:

    129. Defilement of girl under the age of eighteen.
    (1) Any person who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years commits an offence and is liable to suffer death.

    In the case of anti-homosexuality bill it is:

    (2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.
    Where aggravated homosexuality is:
    (1) A person commits the offense of aggravated homosexuality where the
    (a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the age of 18 years;
    (b) offender is a person living with HIV;
    (c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom the offence is committed;
    (d) offender is a person in authority over the person against whom the offence is committed;
    (e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;
    (f) offender is a serial offender, or
    (g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any man or woman any drug, matter or thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex.

    From here we can see that aggravated homosexuality is defined just like defilement and both are treated brutally. Why then single out homosexuality penalty alone for criticism? Parliament will find it hard to spare homosexual offence of similar magnitude like defilement. You should discuss both at the same time.

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