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Report: Uganda Holds Off On 'Kill The Gays' Due To Fear Of Losing Aid

Late last year, Ugandan parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, promised to swiftly pass the "kill the gays" bill as a "Christmas gift" to Ugandans. As you know, it (thankfully) never happened. Pink News reports that Marvin Kibuuka, one of the country's gay rights advocates, claims to know the reason: loss of aid to Uganda.

KadagaSome within Uganda’s government who are concerned the bill poses a threat to international aid donations. Mr Kibuuka said: ”When the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, went to Canada in October 2012 and came back to Uganda everybody thought she was going to pass the bill at the time, but at the same time the government was trying to draft the budget for the forthcoming year. Mr Kibuuka added: ”the government didn’t want to lose out.”

But he also warned that the majority of people in Uganda want the bill to pass regardless and don’t care about the threat of losing international aid.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni appears reluctant to sign the bill into law over concerns about aid implications, yet Mr Kibuuka believes he supports the spirit of the legislation.

He said: “Uganda gets a lot of money from America to have troops stationed in Somalia and Mr Museveni doesn’t want to lose that money but at the same time there is an election coming up and he gets a lot of support over the issue. There’s a lot in balance and he’s having to measure these things up.”

Related, just yesterday, a United States district judge ruled that American evangelical pastor Scott Lively, the architect behind the bill, will stand trial for crimes against humanity.

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  1. "Late last year, Ugandan parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, promised to swiftly pass the "kill the gays" bill as a "Christmas gift" to Ugandans. "


    Posted by: Rick | Aug 17, 2013 12:33:03 PM

  2. At least they're smart enough to know not to bite the hand that feeds.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhousen | Aug 17, 2013 12:46:50 PM

  3. LOL @Rick. Yes, because ALL women are just like Speaker Kadaga.

    Anyway, I'm glad to see that some countries appear to be putting the pressure on.

    Posted by: RTHK | Aug 17, 2013 12:49:42 PM

  4. rick, just because you are a misogynist & because of that women stay away from you does not mean women are not friends of gay people

    anyway; for my fellow sci-fi fans...10 internet points for who can name where this quote comes from (quote that is appropriate for this subject of mixing religion & politics)

    “When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's to late.”

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 17, 2013 12:50:54 PM

  5. So not only are they bigots, but they put money above their own convictions. Wow these people are shallow losers.

    Posted by: Really | Aug 17, 2013 12:56:09 PM

  6. '... the majority of people in Uganda want the bill to pass regardless and don’t care about the threat of losing international aid.'

    It's called biting off your nose to spite your face. Bigots'll do that, because bigots are so unbelievably dumb. (Almost as dumb as some of the fools who troll the TR comments sections.) Anyway, they can start by missing out on my heard earned tax dollars.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Aug 17, 2013 12:58:33 PM

  7. The reason they did not vote to pass the bill, even though they think the citizens want it, is because they would lose International Aid which goes directly into the pockets of the Ugandan politicians. Their corruption outweighs their convictions.

    Posted by: trees | Aug 17, 2013 1:01:00 PM

  8. @MOZ'S... Jean Luc?

    Posted by: scudpipe | Aug 17, 2013 1:02:57 PM

  9. @scudpipe


    hint = a BG axiom....BGs women in a classic sci-fi series who knew how to rule and the inherent danger in ruling

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 17, 2013 1:06:07 PM

  10. "LOL @Rick. Yes, because ALL women are just like Speaker Kadaga"

    They are if you push them far enough. They each just have different thresholds. But if male homosexuality ever becomes completely acceptable among men in general, you will see hostility and rage emerge from even the most "liberal" of women, since it will threaten the entire basis of their social power--namely, keeping men emotionally and sexually dependent on them.

    The trend is clear, but it will be some time before the truth becomes readily apparent to every man.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 17, 2013 1:06:44 PM

  11. As seen with the Russian law –though with different economics- they could end up passing this law as an easy way to have a fleeting rush of popularity and nationalism (if needed) in a country where ignorance is prevalent. The populace does not see the immediate correlation between the international aid and them –probably most get nothing anyway-, but I can easily imagine many politicians and their economic minions used to plunder on that “aid” get uneasy. Proper academic based education takes decades to permeate to the population even if the people are willing to embrace it, imagine in a country where religion makes that heresy. All in all, the key to most countries’ misfortunes lies in their population mentality/culture/idiosyncrasy rather than in their natural resources.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Aug 17, 2013 1:11:30 PM

  12. Nothing says "life" like "the money". Horrible place.

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 17, 2013 1:35:31 PM

  13. Just gotta love the minorities who feel that their prejudice against gays is somehow justified.

    And, of course, they express their bigotry in private because they are too cowardly to spit in your face in public.

    This woman needs to resign.

    Posted by: Continuum | Aug 17, 2013 1:57:32 PM

  14. Athena?

    Posted by: scudpipe | Aug 17, 2013 2:11:16 PM

  15. Rick, what's apparent is that you cray cray.

    Posted by: David | Aug 17, 2013 2:14:02 PM

  16. @Continuum,

    Actually you may be surprised to learn that Uganda has a black majority. In fact there are many countries in the world that are not majority white, the large majority in fact.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Aug 17, 2013 2:14:31 PM

  17. "Rick" is Not Our Friend

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 17, 2013 2:23:14 PM

  18. It's a relief the international pressure paid off, it's just a shame that it takes something as extreme as the institutionalized genocide of gays and lesbians to make countries like the US and UK really throw their weight around in regards to ensuring the safety of gay people worldwide.

    Also, anyone else laugh out loud at Continuum referring to black Ugandans as minorities? Some people on this site, I swear..

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 17, 2013 2:24:45 PM

  19. i wonder what "Rick" would think about the fact that my mother was the Grand Marshall of the Toronto Pride Parade this year.

    oh, what an evil horrible liberal woman devoting her retirement years to LGBT Advocacy!


    what i do actually love about this site's resident troll: his cowardly inability to put a face to his statements proves everything people say about him to be right. one day, there will be a news story about a weird smell in an apartment, for weeks, that is finally revealed to be the decomposing body of a sad friendless man.

    and we'll then know why "RICK" and a few dozen other aliases have been silent ;-)

    in other news, that Lively will stand trial and the gov't of uganad is getting scared is a terrific relief in the face of an appalling situation.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 17, 2013 2:30:51 PM

  20. I keep telling you guys - money is the key to our survival and use it well. Invest in those who support you and divest in your enemies making sure they know why you won't give them money. We need to do that with Russia. Boycott the Olympics, don't go to Russia, don't pay for any broadcasting of the Olympics and stay away from those vendors (McDonalds, et al) who support the Russian Olympics.

    Do that and I promise you Russia will quickly raise the status of gay people from the gutter to the top of the pedestal.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 17, 2013 2:31:56 PM

  21. Athena?

    Posted by: scudpipe | Aug 17, 2013 2:11:16 PM

    its from Frank Herbert's DUNE series a Bene Gesserit axiom on ruling and the danger when religion and politics mix. Uganda will go head long over the cliff of receiving no financial aid if they keep heading the crazy dominionist american xtians pushing them to pass such

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 17, 2013 2:48:17 PM

  22. Just stop all aid to these places and help our own instead.

    Posted by: mark | Aug 17, 2013 2:49:27 PM

  23. Leroy Laflamme: But propaganda has that effect on iliterate populations. It's very easy to totalitary goverments of third world countries manipulate their people to blame on minorities

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 17, 2013 2:55:42 PM

  24. Stop feeding and medicating Africa

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 17, 2013 3:33:46 PM

  25. If there's one thing bigoted murders fear the most it's getting hit in the wallet. If they think they can have their cake and eat it too, they're sadly mistaken. If they pass their "kill the gays" law, any and all aid should be yanked away.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 17, 2013 3:34:35 PM

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