Sep 9, 2012

MEET THE DESPOT, BIGOTS, HOMOPHOBES and CENSORS of UGANDA: Behind the Scenes of the Nation's Anti-Homosexual Politics -- the Bible has been used to service malignant forces

¨A play suggesting there may be hidden agendas behind politicians' anti-gay rhetoric has been banned.¨

Anglican and MP David ¨kill all the gays¨ Bahati HERE
¨Since Ugandan MP David Bahati proposed an anti-homosexuality bill in October 2009 that included provisions for capital punishment for homosexuals, Uganda has earned a reputation as one of the most homophobic countries in the world. Media and arts regulators lived up to that billing in August by banning The River and the Mountain, a play that charts a gay man's difficulties confronting intolerance in Ugandan society.

First Lady and MP Janet Museveni (she wants to be President after her three term husband finishes)
aka Deadly Despot is said to be behind Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda HERE
However the most controversial aspect of the play is not homosexuality per se, but rather the suggestion the work makes that politicians and religious interests may have manufactured a viciously anti-gay climate in Uganda to further their own agendas...¨

The ¨not so ethical¨ government minister of ¨morals and ethics¨ Father Simon Lokodo
¨The River and the Mountain was due to run at three venues in Kampala from August 17-26. However on August 16, the day before the opening, the Ugandan Media Council informed producer David Cecil that it would require seven working days to review the script and grant clearance for the play to be staged. In a letter copied to the Minister for Ethics, the Commissioner of Police in Charge of Media Violations and the Central Police Station, the Media Council wrote that "in the meantime this play is not to be staged in any theatre or public place in Uganda".

There may be another potential holocaust developing in the world. Today.

And yet the world has done little to stop it. As with The Long Walk and the Holocaust of WWII, the world is not taking immediate and meaningful action. If history is any guide, little may happen until a population is decimated.

“Some people have to die so that there is freedom.”

That’s a sentiment in the film Call Me Kuchu, a documentary about the lives and deaths of courageous Ugandans. The film raises questions: How many people have to be sacrificed until one moves or is moved? And what have we learned from history?

What have the Ugandans learned from history? Once held under the despotic Idi Amin regime, the Ugandan people have emerged from under Amin’s thumb and, in the process, accepted white Christian missionaries into their lives. These missionaries and ministers preach the elimination of African culture, as they always have, the film suggests. They’re sly about it, using fear and hate to act as surreptitious carriers for the notion that cultural eradication is desirable.

anti-LGBT Anglican/Uganda Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, Poisoness statement against LGBT Anglicans/others and ¨spiritual counselor¨ to MP David Bahati 
Religion, especially Christianity, it seems, can sometimes be a vector for hate because it’s easy to bastardize the teachings and values of an unseen power. Twisted iterations of the Bible have been used to service malignant forces.

This time around, gay Ugandans are targets. By using hate and fear as tools and sweeping up the population in the fervor of religious righteousness, anti-gay forces may be priming the pump for a new genocide. You may have heard about the proposed laws in Uganda that would allow the killing of homosexuals. But it’s so remote…. And we only hear smatterings of news about it...¨  read it all,

· Thanks to All Africa, sidebar
· Thanks to Peter Jones
· Thanks to Call Me Kuchu,
· Thanks to All Africa, sidebar
· Thanks to David Kato, LGBT Activist and Martyr, R.I.P.
· Thanks to ¨KC¨ Kampala, Uganda
· Thanks to Wide Lantern,

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