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Ugandan President Calls Homosexuals 'Disgusting' in CNN Interview After Signing Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO

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In a CNN interview today, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni spoke with CNN about signing the 'Anti-Homosexuality Act' which penalizes homosexuality with life imprisonment.

Asked if he personalize dislikes homosexuals, Museveni replies:

"Of course! They are disgusting. What sort of people are they? I never knew what they were doing. I've been told recently that what they do is terrible. Disgusting. But I was ready to ignore that if there was proof that that's how he is born, abnormal. But now the proof is not there."

Museveni also called on Obama and Western countries to respect African societies and their values" and not interfere. "If we are wrong, we shall find out by ourselves."

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  1. He reasons like Arizona Christian legislators.

    Posted by: trees | Feb 24, 2014 3:11:20 PM


  2. Forget respect, scumbag. Not going to happen.

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 24, 2014 3:16:18 PM


  3. He wants the West to leave him alone to wrong but won't leave gays alone to be "wrong". How stupid can he be?

    Posted by: give me a break | Feb 24, 2014 3:17:23 PM


  4. Oh, he's fun.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 24, 2014 3:17:33 PM


  5. If he personally met some regular gay people I wonder if he'd change his tune?

    Posted by: Brian W. | Feb 24, 2014 3:17:45 PM


  6. *to be wrong. w/e. I don't respect him & won't until after he respects glbt people.

    Posted by: give me a break | Feb 24, 2014 3:19:45 PM


  7. He wants us to leave Uganda alone? Good, then we should stop supporting them financially.

    Posted by: WOLF | Feb 24, 2014 3:20:30 PM


  8. They are wrong, and they will find out for themselves. They should also be prepared to find out for themselves what it's like to be a pariah state and to lose all funding of any kind from the US, western Europe, and any other donor states currently giving $ to Uganda. This is what we should be pushing for now - no $ to hate states.

    Posted by: ANTB | Feb 24, 2014 3:25:37 PM


  9. This guy is a disaster. Even the former Iranian president was more civil in interviews. He just said they don't have gay people.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 24, 2014 3:28:29 PM


  10. Idi Amin: "In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order."

    Posted by: ewp | Feb 24, 2014 3:29:47 PM


  11. Could he be any more offensive/self absorbed/judgemental if he tried?
    So are the "STRAIGHT" Ugandans just going to round up the supposed gays and film some mass murders for all the world to see or are they just going to torture them to death while the Obama administration and other world leaders issue press releases saying their hands are tied and we need to continue to subsidize with OUR GAY TAX dollars these arrogant despots?

    Posted by: SFshawn | Feb 24, 2014 3:33:21 PM


  12. Here's a bit of history about Uganda and homosexuality: Idi Amin began his rule with popular actions, including freeing several political prisoners. Simultaneously, however, he sent out “killer squads” to hunt down and murder Obote's supporters, predominantly those from the Acholi and Lango ethnic groups, military personnel and civilians. His victims soon came to include people from every order and rank, including journalists, lawyers, homosexuals, students and senior bureaucrats. He expelled all Asians from Uganda in 1972, an action that led to the breakdown of his country's economy.

    Posted by: ewp | Feb 24, 2014 3:35:57 PM


  13. AS a gay man, I find your comments DISGUSTING!

    Posted by: Roger Walcker | Feb 24, 2014 3:38:35 PM


  14. As a head of state, he is being disrespectful of the governments of other countries as many countries have gay people in their governments. e.g. US have gay members of Congress and many European countries even have high level gay people in their executive branch.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 24, 2014 3:40:20 PM


  15. Sad, but just another example of why Africa will forever be in the Stone Age.

    Posted by: Harry | Feb 24, 2014 3:48:59 PM


  16. Well a couple things:
    1. He made a statement that his experts inform him one is not born gay. It can be learned and NOT unlearned. Therefore, may we use this as evidence to the religious right groups on how efforts to reverse "the gay" are a fruitless endeavor - and moreso, should be banned!

    2. Let us not in the Western world intervene. As he requested. Yank that funding YESTERDAY!

    3. Noteworthy his comment recognizing he may be wrong about this whole thing - "let us find out for ourselves." The fact he treats this as an experiment, with potentially deadly outcomes for LGBT, strongly supports he sucks.

    4. All that said, one must feel for the LGBT in that country.

    Posted by: mike | Feb 24, 2014 3:49:47 PM


  17. The moment you took money from foreign nations for free, you opened the doors for "interference". Give America back its money and then shut up.

    Posted by: Chrislam | Feb 24, 2014 3:50:01 PM


  18. Museveni wants the U.S. and Western countries to "not interfere" with Uganda. Foreign aid is interfering, so don't interfere by giving Uganda foreign aid. No interference = no foreign aid. Let's start now. Tell the politicians in Washington. It's our tax dollars, right?

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Feb 24, 2014 3:52:44 PM


  19. It seems one of the latest tactics is to paint the people fighting for equality as less than deserving by also showing how "disgusting" they are.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Feb 24, 2014 4:00:53 PM


  20. At least he took the bone out of his nose for the interview.

    Posted by: Philip | Feb 24, 2014 4:06:40 PM


  21. Shoot your insults from the border. No John McCain to intervene.
    Remember that this situation exists until it can be stopped, but it is real.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 24, 2014 4:16:52 PM


  22. According to Wikipedia, Uganda "has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas." IMHO, this does not bode well for the idea of Western countries, including the U.S., severing ties or terminating financial assistance. Reason # 8,463,772,691 for converting to solar power.

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Feb 24, 2014 4:51:45 PM


  23. Sign the White House petition guys to defund Unganda: http://wh.gov/lPvmY

    EVERY signature helps.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 24, 2014 4:59:13 PM


  24. All the stink about Russia being anti-gay, but relatively less criticism from the US government, charities, civil rights groups, etc. about how Uganda and Nigeria and Gambia will imprison gay people for life (or kill them) because the law actually allows that. Makes Russia seem mild.

    Posted by: MiddleoftheRoader | Feb 24, 2014 5:01:11 PM


  25. Harry,

    Africa is a continent. It's the home of great civilizations, like Egypt. Your comment about it being in the "Stone Age" reflects your racism.

    Compare Africa to Europe, Asia or the Americas in terms of evils committed. Can you honestly say that there has been more evil committed in Africa than on any other continent? Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao killed about 50 to 70 million people. Right? White Europeans and Americans killed millions of Native Americans and Africans as a result of colonization and slavery. King Leopold of Belgium is responsible for the brutal murder of 10 million people in the Congo.

    There are bloody hands amongst all people.

    The question is what do we stop more needless suffering?

    Ending non-humanitarian aid might be a good start. Of course, the aid Americans don't provide, the Chinese will probably offer.

    Posted by: Alex | Feb 24, 2014 5:30:23 PM


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