Dec 10, 2009

UPDATE 12/11/09: Anti-Homosexuality Bill before UGANDA Parliament NOT NEEDED says President Museveni and World Leaders!

Uganda: Civil Society Condemns Anti-Gay Bill

“Uganda today stands at a crossroads,” the coalition adds. “We can either turn further towards an agenda of divisionism and discrimination, and pay the costs in terms of internal suppression of our own citizens coupled with international isolation and marginalization, or we can embrace diversity, human rights and constitutionalism.” All Africa, HERE

The Civil Society Coalition says in its statement that the bill, “while claiming to protect the African traditional family… fails to recognise the rich diversity of those family structures in our multiple traditions. By mounting an attack on the most fundamental principle of the human rights framework… it is also mounting an attack on some of the most cherished dimensions of African culture.”

Uganda: NATIONAL GOVERNMENT JOINS Civil Society Condemns Anti-Gay Bill

President Yoweri Museveni is asked to protect ¨fundamental principles of human rights¨

BIG NEWS--NOW A AUTHORIZED WORD FROM PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI Office of the President, Government of Uganda Media Centre, click HERE ALERT, this posting from the office of the President of Uganda at Uganda Media Center was taken down, however, here is the complete copy before it was removed and reflects the offical position of President Yoweri Museveni:

FURTHER NOTE/ATTENTION (Friday): Link back up at Uganda Media Centre and can be found HERE

Homosexuality: We Can Still Avoid Foreign Bad Press

By Obed K Katureebe

¨The Anti-Homosexual Bill 2009, yet to be tabled on the floor of parliament, has attracted unnecessary hullabaloo. Some western countries, with their characteristic condescending attitude, are already threatening to cut aid if that bill is passed into law.

The bill is sponsored by Hon. David Bahati, the Ndorwa West County MP, as a private member’s bill. If passed into law, it will be able to establish a comprehensive consolidated legislation to protect the traditional family by prohibiting any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex.

The bill also aims at strengthening the nation’s capacity to deal with emerging internal and external threats to the traditional heterosexual family.

According to Hon. Bahati, there is need to protect the children and youth of Uganda who are made vulnerable to sexual abuse and deviation as a result of cultural changes, uncensored information technologies, parentless child developmental settings and increasing attempts by homosexual to raise children in homosexual relationships through adoption, foster care or otherwise.

Apparently, according to Bahati, the proposed legislation is designed to fill the gaps in the provisions of other laws in Uganda like the Penal Code Act.

Hon. Bahati has a strong point. However, I personally think that there is no need to have a fresh legislation on such unnatural offences. What Hon. Bahati should have emphasized is to improve the penal code just to widen the definition already existing.

According to the Penal Code Act (cap 120), any person who permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature, commits an offense and is liable to imprisonment for life. There is no question about that homosexuality, long regarded as taboo (culturally and socially) in the highly-religious society of Uganda, has of recent been raising its head and profile in the field of public debate.

No longer content to remain in the closet, proponents of homosexuality and lesbianism are actively seeking to be heard. They are up against an uphill task as they are pitched not only against culture and religion but against public perception of morality.

What is required at this moment is to let all Ugandans be rational and put their views across before parliament moves to debate the contents of the bill. Calls by rights organisations that Uganda's obligations under the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights would be undermined are uncalled for.

The siege the country seems to be facing from these rights groups is misplaced. The absurdity of it all is even to go to the extent of branding ‘the regime in Kampala’ as a fascist establishment. Africans have an aggregated value system and retain a right to say 'no' to a movement whose ultimate outcome will be the destruction of the family; the basic social cultural unit.

The promoters of homosexuality, who happens to have vast resources at their disposal and a global reach, have confused human rights groups to portray homosexuality as a human rights issue. But rights must be based on values.

However, the country should recognise the impressionable body politic and civil society groups in developed economies of the west. With their clever portrayal of the fight against homosexuality as a human rights abuse, the attachment of the adjectives like fascist to regime may lead to policy reviews.

Which is why I call on the government to avoid the bad press. Since homosexuality is already criminalised in Uganda, one wonder whether parliament is utilising its time optimally by focusing on homosexuality when the majority of our people are suffering from hunger, lack of access to water and disease and collapsing infrastructure.

Moreover, as pointed out by the gay lobbyists, same sex marriage is not a common social practice in Uganda therefore legislating against it is redundant and is likely to attack more attention to them. Perhaps parliament should be spending its time on real issues that impact on the lives of long-suffering Ugandans.

As a country, let us also engage other remedial institutions to try and counter this vice that is slowly but steadily coming into our lives. We ought to know that homosexuality community across the world is now 10% of the world population. Since we are part of the global community how feasible would it be to kill off 10% of the population.

As research has shown homosexuality is not a mental illness symptomatic of arrested development or that gays desires are genetic or hormonal in origin and that there is no choice involved. Homosexual behavior is learned. According to research by Dr. Cameron, no scientific research has found provable biological or genetic differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals that were not caused by their behavior. Dr. Cameron is the chairman Family Research Institute in Colorado Springs, USA.¨


¨As research has shown homosexuality is not a mental illness symptomatic of arrested development or that gays desires are genetic or hormonal in origin and that there is no choice involved. Homosexual behavior is learned. According to research by Dr. Cameron (universally discredited by professional top-level/prestiges psychiatric societies/LR), no scientific research has found provable biological or genetic differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals that were not caused by their behavior. Dr. Cameron is the chairman Family Research Institute in Colorado Springs, USA.¨

Pastor Rick Warren, American Spiritual Advisor who is active in Uganda
Anti-gay preacher Rick Warren finally speaks out AGAINST Uganda law

"The potential law is unjust, extreme and un-Christian toward homosexuals. . . all life, no matter how humble or broken, whether unborn or dying, is precious to God." HERE

Ugandan MP, David Bahati DEFENDS “Kill Gays” Bill

David Bahati, Member of Ugandan Parliament

¨Ugandan Member of Parliament David Bahati, who introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Act into Parliament, appeared on the BBC’s Focus On Africa program to talk about his handiwork. Bahati appears not to have gotten the memo about the death penalty being eliminated or the trial balloon of dropping the whole bill that was floated on the Uganda government’s official Media Centre web site. Bahati remained firmly behind the bill, saying that it is all about responding to child sexual abuse...¨ By Jim Burroway HERE


·LET the MURDEROUS and convulted anti-LGBT BILL GO!

·Initiate/table HATE CRIME and anti-ABUSE--Children and ALL others--proper/sane legislation in Uganda at Parliament!

·Honorable David Bahati, Be responsible and PROTECT UGANDAS CITIZENS FROM REAL EVIL and resist listening to LIES fabricated by the U.S. ¨Family¨ of American fundamentalist extremists!

·Member of Ugandan Parliament David Bahati, if you wish to submit NEW legislation regarding CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, please do so...everyone, including LGBT people, welcome the REAL NEED for that!

·MP Bahati, you ought consider including the REAL and SERIOUS problems and moral issues into NEW anti-HATE CRIME LEGISLATION that would protect ABUSED Heterosexual Women and Children, end Sex Slavery, stop Human Sacrifices and prohibit the outcasting of LGBT citizens which is currently a social/spiritualike epidemic and vile illness promoted in Uganda by YOU and your misinformed accomplices!

More on Bahati´s Homosexual GENOCIDE Obsession

MP David Bahati, foreground, surrounded by other members of his bewitched cluster/coven of religious zealouts at the Parliament of Uganda who demand BLOOD SACRIFICE of LGBT Ugandans (while being ¨hyped¨ with prayer by a fundamentalist, White, irresponsible preacher flown in from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)

¨Bahati is an ignorant, blood-thirsty tyrant who should be staunchly and forcefully opposed by anyone who cares about human rights. And Cohen does, as Rachel Maddow said last week, have blood on his hands. He and everyone associated with his International Healing Foundation is a would-be accomplice to death squads. They should be treated accordingly. It is amazing that the lives of GLBT Ugandans hang in the balance because of an idiotic book printed by an obvious madman like Cohen...¨Uganda Murder-Bill Sponsor: ‘We Will Not Water-Down Bill’, read it all, click HERE


Op-Ed In Ugandan Gov’t Newspaper: “Parliament Should Not Pass This Bill” HERE


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Doctor Rowan Williams CONDEMNS Ugandan anti-Homosexuality Bill after weeks of pressure

¨The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly expressed his opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill recently proposed in Uganda. His statement follows weeks of pressure, numerous calls for him to speak out and a petition signed by thousands urging him to condemn the Bill.

His office had previously said that he would not be commenting on the issue in public, but today (12 December), Williams said that the Bill was of “shocking severity” and that he could not see how any Anglican could support it...¨ read his entire statement from Ekklesia, HERE



“The President strongly opposes efforts, such as the draft law pending in Uganda, that would criminalize homosexuality and move against the tide of history,”The Advocate, read it all, click HERE

·Thanks to New Vision (Ugandan Government Newspaper)
·Thanks to John Nagenda, Senior Advisor to President Museveni
·Thanks to Ekklesia, sidebar
·Thanks to All Africa, sidebar
·Thanks to President Museveni,Uganda
·Thanks to Civil Society Coalition
·Thanks to U.S.Secretary of State Clinton
·Thanks to Human Rights Coalition
·Thanks to Pink News U.K., sidebar
·Thanks to Box Turtle Bulletin, sidebar
·Thanks to Jim Burroway
·Thanks to Gay Uganda, sidebar
·Thanks to Media Centre, President of Uganda
·Thanks to Jessica Green
·Thanks to Obed K Katureebe
·Thanks to The Archbishop of Canterbury
·Thanks to Dr. Rowan Williams, Anglican Communion
·Thanks to U.S. President Barack Obama
·Thanks to Rachel Maddow
·Thanks to By Kerry Eleveld
·Thanks to Prime Minister Gordon Brown
·Thanks to The Advocate
·Thanks to The Government of Sweden
·Thanks to Truth Wins Out
·Thanks to Wayne Besen
·Thanks to The Government of France
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