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Ugandan Lawmaker Demands Every Country in Africa Enact Life Imprisonment for Homosexuals: VIDEO


It isn't enough for Ugandan lawmakers that they have a "kill the gays" bill under consideration. They want the ENTIRE CONTINENT of Africa to pass a resolution condemning homosexuality and imprison homosexuals for life.

Watch the lawmaker address the Pan African Parliament, AFTER THE JUMP...

SABC reports:

Same sex relations are illegal in Uganda. Homosexuals are often subjected to violence and social rejection. Today Ugandan lawmakers tried to go a step further, hoping to get the continent's support for life imprisonment for homosexuals.

Ugandan parliamentary member Atim Ogwal Cecilia Barbara told the PAP seating: “Africa must stand up. We must pass a resolution condemning homosexuality because it is not an African culture. We are not allowed to practice polygamy in other countries, why should we be forced to do what is not natural?”

The proposal was rejected, with some members saying it's a blot on Uganda's remarkable emergence from civil war. South African parliamentary member Santosh Vanita Kalyan says the resolution that Uganda is calling for, is “bizarre.”

Kalian went further to say: “It will never pass in this parliament, especially from members like us who feel that the rights of all should be respected.”

Watch the Ugandan lawmaker rage, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. RICK, as usual, is one of the most interesting commenters on this site. That he infuriates the fems and the clones just makes what he has to say into a spectator sport.

    Oh, and Miss Uganda needs a girlfriend.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Oct 10, 2012 12:36:24 PM

  2. Girlfriend's just pissed off that some queen at the Dress Barn convinced her that leg o'mutton sleeves were back in style.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Oct 10, 2012 12:36:54 PM

  3. " really do like to hear yourself talk girl"

    "@RICK You just gave "crazy" a new kinda meaning. I mean, wow!

    Meds, girlfriend, meds."

    Two good illustrations of the crippling effect that oppression has had on the ability of gay mean to think rationally--stemming from the internalization of the larger societal notion that being attracted to other men equates to being a pseudo-woman rather than a man (evidenced by the use of the words "girl" and "girlfriend" to refer to themselves and other gay men)....the result of which has been an irrational identification with women among such men (and projection of their identities onto women) that prevents them from seeing what women really are and what really motivates their behavior.....

    Evidenced also in the cognitive dissonance in the comments yesterday in the story about Gilliard, the homophobic feminist.

    Not to worry, though. The sexual and emotional liberation of men, being led, ironically, by "straight" men, will eventually do away with the factors that caused so many gay men to become so psychologically mal-adjusted.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 10, 2012 12:45:05 PM

  4. Yes, Rick, and I'm sure that straight men calling each other "dude" stems from the internalization of the turn-of-the-century notion that masculinity is inherently linked to and identified with working as a ranch hand and riding a horse, driving cattle from stockyard to stockyard.

    "Girl" etc in this context is a colloquialism, often regional, and doesn't really mean much more than that anymore.

    I do agree with your statement that the sexual and emotional liberation of men is a valuable goal. It seems, however, that the nefarious motivations that you seem to ascribe to women are a bit of a stretch.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Oct 10, 2012 1:05:12 PM

  5. Looks like the debate scene from Beneath the Planet of the Apes.....

    Posted by: Bob | Oct 10, 2012 1:27:55 PM

  6. There are, unfortunately, American culprits - the Religious Right has been loose, particularly in Uganda, spreading lies about gays and then are surprised that the result is a kill-the-gays bill. The RC in Uganda has thumbed its nose at the Pope by supporting the death penalty in this case.

    At one point, some Anglican churches in Africa were complaining about The Episcopal Church's "heresy" about gays but were still happy to take money from TEC. Once the hypocrasy was made public they shunned TEC completely.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 10, 2012 2:39:53 PM

  7. I understand. As long as there are homosexuals out there, not in a for life imprisonment, Africa won't be as successful as, to say, Denmark. Had they known it earlier…

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Oct 10, 2012 3:24:00 PM

  8. calm down derrick. it's not racist to point out the homophobia of africa

    Posted by: gomez | Oct 10, 2012 6:01:11 PM

  9. I have a BETTER idea ! They should enact life imprisonment for anyone who's black !

    Posted by: Tre | Oct 10, 2012 6:20:14 PM

  10. Any comment will make me sound racist....

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 10, 2012 6:33:30 PM

  11. That dress... ewwwwww

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Oct 10, 2012 7:11:30 PM

  12. Africa doesn't need to "stand up and be counted". Africa needs to get their house in order.

    Posted by: Tristram | Oct 10, 2012 9:48:42 PM

  13. EVERYONE: Are you aware the US ministries fund 'outreach' in Uganda and many other nations. They are teaching intolerance as they spread their gospel around the world. This is American influenced.

    Posted by: Noniguy | Oct 11, 2012 2:16:16 AM

  14. Okay, by "our" standards she's a kook, yeah, anything about Uganda a fair guage to use about women, Africa, Christians, Catholics, homophobes, or anything at all? Isn't that a country that should be one of the nominees for the Dysfunctional History Academy Awards ?

    Posted by: Yupp | Oct 11, 2012 5:32:13 AM

  15. It says that the proposal was fortunately rejected. At first I was surprised, but it comes down to politics. While there are more anti-gay nations in Africa, than pro-gay ones---the country with the most political muscle in the Afican Union is still South Africa. Which is the one with the most pro-gay laws. All the smaller African countries are faced with the decision---be bigoted like Uganda, or side with South Africa, which has the most money and political clout? They will eventually side with South Africa usually.

    Posted by: robert | Oct 11, 2012 9:51:02 AM

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