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Uganda politicians celebrate passing of anti-gay laws

Posted on February 24th, 2014 at 19:11 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment

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Defying international disapproval from western donor nations, Uganda‘s president has signed a controversial law allowing those convicted of homosexuality to be imprisoned for life.

At a public ceremony in a packed room at the State House in Entebbe, Yoweri Museveni formally initialled the anti-homosexuality act, which also outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires citizens to denounce to the police anyone suspected of being gay.

“Outsiders cannot dictate to us. This is our country. I advise friends from the west not to make this an issue, because if they make it an issue the more they will lose. If the west does not want to work with us because of homosexuals, then we have enough space to ourselves here.”

Supporters clapped and laughed during the press conference. One MP sitting at a white table in the front row, said: “I hope the Obamas are receiving it live, Desmond Tutu, Cameron … [Museveni] has resisted them.”

The ethics and integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, said: “I feel very fulfilled, very elated, because at last my head of state has pronounced it on behalf of the entire nation, Uganda, that this is a bill that was worth putting in place.”

Pity Uganda. Religion and patriotism working together to make bad people feel good about themselves.

  1. The Netherlands has already frozen all aid.

  2. It’s one thing to tolerate this injustice and quite another to finance it. They you’re an accessory to the crime.

  3. Based on the quotes, it sounds like Uganda is almost daring other countries to cut foreign aid.

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