|RESENTMENT? Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga/Uganda, recently returned from international conference in Canada where she and her government in Uganda were challenged on extreme and deadly pending legislation on anti-LGBT issues. http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/10/31/1117031/ugandan-parliament-speaker-pushes-for-kill-the-gays-bill/|
Religious lust for LGBT genocide in Uganda
Ugandans "are demanding it," she said, reiterating a promise she made before a meeting on Friday of anti-gay activists who spoke of "the serious threat" posed by homosexuals to Uganda's children. Some Christian clerics at the meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, asked the speaker to pass the law as "a Christmas gift."
Anglican and MP David Bahati is author/adamant promoter of ¨Kill the Gays¨ genocide bill http://leonardoricardosanto.blogspot.com/2012/09/meet-despot-bigots-homophobes-and.html
"Speaker, we cannot sit back while such (a) destructive phenomenon is taking place in our nation," the activists said in a petition. "We therefore, as responsible citizens, feel duty-bound to bring this matter to your attention as the leader of Parliament ... so that lawmakers can do something to quickly address the deteriorating situation in our nation."
While the above-linked AP report claims that the bill "originally mandated death for some gay acts," in fact the bill does continue to call for the death penalty for "serial offenders." Box Turtle Bulletin notes that according to Clause One of the act, a "serial offender" is defined as a someone who has "previous convictions of the offence of homosexuality or related offences." In other words, a second conviction brings the death penalty. And those "related offenses" include renting a room to a gay person or failing to inform the government that someone they know is gay, meaning that a straight person could also suffer the "gay death penalty..." HERE
The anti-gay activists paraded in front of Kadaga, with parents and schoolchildren holding up signs saying homosexuality is "an abomination." The speaker then promised to consider the bill within two weeks, declaring that "the power is in our hands. Who are we not to do what they have told us? These people should not be begging us," Kadaga said of activists who want the bill to become law.
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