Uganda Bill Proposes Death Sentence For Homosexuals

- By Bossip Staff

Gay rights activists across the globe are raising questions about how three American evangelicals may have inspired a radical new bill under consideration in Uganda that would sentence gays to be hanged.

Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.

The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was “the gay agenda — that whole hidden and dark agenda” — and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family.

For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

One month after the conference, a previously unknown Ugandan politician, who boasts of having evangelical friends in the American government, introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009, which threatens to hang homosexuals, and, as a result, has put Uganda on a collision course with Western nations.

Donor countries, including the United States, are demanding that Uganda’s government drop the proposed law, saying it violates human rights, though Uganda’s minister of ethics and integrity (who previously tried to ban miniskirts) recently said, “Homosexuals can forget about human rights.”

The Ugandan government, facing the prospect of losing millions in foreign aid, is now indicating that it will back down, slightly, and change the death penalty provision to life in prison for some homosexuals.

“What these people have done is set the fire they can’t quench,” said the Rev. Kapya Kaoma, a Zambian who went undercover for six months to chronicle the relationship between the African anti-homosexual movement and American evangelicals.

Mr. Kaoma was at the conference and said that the three Americans “underestimated the homophobia in Uganda” and “what it means to Africans when you speak about a certain group trying to destroy their children and their families.”

“When you speak like that,” he said, “Africans will fight to the death.”

If put into effect, the bill wouldn’t be the first of it’s kind. Muslim countries like Iran and Yemen already have the death penalty for homosexuals and in northern Nigeria gay men can face death by stoning, but human rights advocates in Uganda believe the visit by the three Americans made conditions in Uganda (where gay Ugandans were already subject to beatings, blackmail, death threats, constant harassment and “correctional” rape) even worse.

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  • LooksLikes...

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  • 7 Deadly Zins

    this is a dang shame

  • drenk

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  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since: 1983. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOSSIP FOLK. 102 DAYS!!!

    Wow. Why were they even there talking to them anyway?? How about the Americans worry about the things (hunger, murder, etc.) going on in this country before trying to tell another country what they need to do with their citizens.

  • Re

    I read about this earlier, good job for posting it in a TIMELY manner!

    I don’t have much to say on this but as an African myself…these people CLEARLY don’t have any idea just how homophobic Africans are.

  • Re

    Correction: They don’t understand how homophobic Africans CAN BE.

  • Re

    They do have the death penalties for this in Yemen…nothing new.

  • Sylmarvelous

    Man, I don’t even know what to say about this one! I mean, I don’t agree with what ‘g@y people do’, but I don’t think you should just go around hangin’ people! That’s crazy! Now if they were going around spreading incurable diseases then I feel something should happen like life in prison etc…I think a LONG discussion will be coming up soon about this one! LOL

  • Dajournalist

    And stop using that word HOMOPHOBIC. You don’t have to be AFRAID of gays to realize you don’t want your a55 penetrated by a grown hairy a55 man.

    U can’t demonize and label straight people because they choose not to be gay. GTFOH. Maybe yall gay a55es is HETEROPHOBIC. (See how ridiculous that sounds) Aight then.

  • MadeByChevy25

    What in the world has the world come to….

  • Re

    @Dajournalist

    Heterophobia is a real word, fyi.

  • drenk

    @ Dajournalist
    there’s a difference between being disrespected and given a death sentence for life style

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    @ duhjournalist

    The fear of straight people. Heterophobia.. yes this is an ACTUAL term.. QUITE fitting

    u should do research jus like these bastard evangels

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since: 1983. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOSSIP FOLK. 102 DAYS!!!

    Now if they were going around spreading incurable diseases then I feel something should happen like life in prison etc…I think a LONG discussion will be coming up soon about this one! LOL

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    They do. AIDS is what they spread. And in America a lot of DL men are spreading AIDS to unsuspecting women (in some cases, in some cases I think the women know the dude is gay but is in denial right along with the dude). I know it isn’t in 2010 but when AIDS first came out it was know as the Gay Disease because that is the community it was infecting first and fastest.

  • Re

    Uganda is a super conservative country anyway, I’m not surprised. They even have virginity scholarships and proposed a virginity census to keep HIV/AIDS rates down.

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    OMG!!! im not going here today… call me when the misled homophobes retire back to their shady dungeons

  • ikeepit100!

    Good for UGANDA!

  • Sharie

    This is a damn shame….

  • Jamaquina.Cubana

    This won’t be passed.
    The Homos that run the richer countries bully and threaten and eventually sway the Heteros that run the smaller, poorer countries to see things ‘their’ way.
    Soon, you’ll hear Uganda will have it’s first annual GayParade and they’ll pass a bill allowing homos to marry! Yep!

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  • Man, I just don't care™

    SMH. And what is the point of this again?

  • JK

    Chaning it to life in prison, okay, the homosexuals will love being in jail that is like a day in the funpark.

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