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Lawmakers Cheer as Ugandan President Museveni Announces He Will Sign Anti-Gay Bill: VIDEO


Lawmakers cheered and lepat to their feet as Ugandan President Museveni spoke to them at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi and said he would sign the anti-homosexuality bill:

"If the authorities here give me their signed statements, my...job is finished. I will sign the bill. Then we shall have a war with the homosexual lobby in the world but backed by these people and you."

The bill penalizes anyone who aids or abets a known homosexual, and punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment.


President Obama released a statement over the weekend warning Museveni that the legislation would "complicate our valued relationship with Uganda" and called it "an affront and a danger" to the gay community as well as "a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights."

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  1. First the Gypsies, then the gays, then the Jews.....

    History has an interesting way of repeating itself...

    Posted by: Chrislam | Feb 17, 2014 5:51:47 PM

  2. Ah Africa... so much intellectual rigor that they easily succumb to the psychological manipulations of hard-core hating American evangelicals. Surprise, surprise!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 17, 2014 6:01:20 PM

  3. I can just picture these neandrathals wielding machetes and carving gay people up into chunky pieces. Ah Africa!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 17, 2014 6:02:41 PM

  4. According to Reuters, “the United States is one of the largest donors of foreign aid to Uganda, sending more than $400 million a year in recent years.”

    What could we do with $400 million domestically?

    Posted by: Roger | Feb 17, 2014 6:05:19 PM

  5. "Homosexual lobby". There used to be a "Jewish lobby" which a certain leader in history liked to rant about.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 17, 2014 6:08:00 PM

  6. Invade Uganda TODAY!

    Posted by: Bernard | Feb 17, 2014 6:11:14 PM

  7. "Ah, Africa"? You mean "Ah, Uganda." Yes, many other African nations are regressive on the gay front, but not all of them are. South Africa beat the USA to recognising gay marriage federally. Even within Nigeria, the south is very liberal (culturally) with regard to gay people, whereas the north is the polar opposite. South America has a terrible track record for violence/killings of gays in certain countries, but people don't brand the entire continent stupid, or indeed backwards or savage (N.B. I am not putting the latter words in your mouth). Is this a racial thing, or is blanket labelling just easily succumbed to by those who are too lazy to engage in academic rigour?

    Posted by: ST | Feb 17, 2014 6:11:32 PM

  8. @ "Derricka, give it a rest you old worn out tire."

    @ "I can just picture these neandrathals wielding machetes and carving gay people up into chunky pieces. Ah Africa!"

    We'll send your azz to Russia where you'll get what you deserve.

    I still can't believe that it took me this long to realize that "Dan Corn Cobb" was another alias of Rick. Wow.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 17, 2014 6:13:23 PM

  9. $400 million in aid could certainly be better spent elsewhere. Cancel those checks

    Posted by: tranquilo | Feb 17, 2014 6:25:12 PM

  10. The biggest problem with Africa is that it is still improperly cut up from European Imperialism and will take some time to sort out.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 17, 2014 6:31:24 PM

  11. So this Museveni is putting it up to us.
    He is poking a stick in our eye.

    So are we ready for this fight ?
    Our fight in Russia appears a damp squib.
    "Duck Dynasty" didn't fall before our onslaught.
    and 'chick-fil-A' ....huh ?

    But now there are concrete sanctions which can be imposed, water tight sanctions, withdrawal of foreign aid by the USA and Europe. and we seem to have a President and Sec. of State with ba11$. No medical supplies; no education subsidies; no sponsoring foreign students; no military support whatsoever; all Uganda Airlines to be denied landing rights in USA and Europe; immediate withdrawal of diplomatic staff.
    We need to get serious about this threatened holocaust.
    there can be no more excuses of WWII: "WE didn't know".
    We know now what they are doing.
    Obama, act !

    We need to lobby on this intensely.
    This crowd standing and cheering are the ones who will drag out the bodies of gays from their houses.
    They have no respect for human or civil rights.....they are Christian fundamentalists or Sharia difference.

    Museveni signed the Bill.....let the sky fall .

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 17, 2014 6:45:16 PM

  12. Museveni has said in this clip that :
    "We shall have a war with the homosexual lobby in the world.....".

    Neither Europe nor the USA nor any of us should disappoint his expectations.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 17, 2014 6:52:58 PM

  13. This is outrageous. unbelievable!
    we should cut off all aid and request that of all other countries do the same.

    Posted by: tinhouston | Feb 17, 2014 7:18:04 PM

  14. Time for the UN, European Union, and the US to actually do something about human rights other than just send "strongly worded notes".

    Posted by: Continuum | Feb 17, 2014 7:20:27 PM

  15. I guess even Jesus would be considered a homosexual according to their standards.How could he prove he wasn't?

    Posted by: gb | Feb 17, 2014 7:25:55 PM

  16. @ST
    ""Ah, Africa"? You mean "Ah, Uganda." Yes, many other African nations are regressive on the gay front, but not all of them are."

    Aren't you just trading one generalization for another? Compared to other continents, Africa surely is regressive.

    Posted by: Eugene | Feb 17, 2014 7:52:40 PM

  17. When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 17, 2014 8:29:04 PM

  18. If these were Jews in Uganda that were being threatened, the US Congress would have cut off all foreign aid to that country----yesterday.

    Posted by: Billy | Feb 17, 2014 8:36:50 PM

  19. I'm not sure if cutting off aids is the answer. If you stop the flow of money to these countries they will further regress leading to an even more dangerous environment for LGBTs or worst they may seek funds from unfriendly countries with even harsher anti-gay laws ie think Islamic theocracies. So no, I think we should continue to provide aids to them, at least it will leave open a channel for idealogue. If the US stops providing aid to Uganda, why will they listen to us then?

    Posted by: matt | Feb 17, 2014 8:50:19 PM

  20. Absolutely @Billy if Jews were being threatened there would be S W I F T action and it would have started long ago. Threaten some gays and lesbians well lets just talk about Miley Cyrus some more. If noise is going to be made we need to make it. from Arab Spring to Gay Spring lets save our gay brothers and sisters.

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 17, 2014 8:58:14 PM

  21. @Matt: My question to you becomes what evidence is there we have been listened to so far? Think a paltry $4M in aid would send a more compelling message?

    Posted by: Roger | Feb 17, 2014 10:06:03 PM

  22. You want a war? You've got one.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhousen | Feb 17, 2014 10:23:07 PM

  23. Wow. Because Africa doesn't any other problems to deal with.

    Posted by: tristram | Feb 17, 2014 10:54:09 PM

  24. @roger

    Yes, 400m may not seem like a lot but it LEAVES the door open. If the US discontinues then you've basically created a void for another country, most definitely a more malevolent one, to fill.These laws are mainly reactionary to the progress and visibility gays and lesbians are beginning to enjoy in the West. The answer is to further better economic success in these countries so gays are not used as scapegoats.

    Posted by: matt | Feb 17, 2014 11:12:57 PM

  25. I do not want my tax dollars supporting this regime. Case closed.

    Posted by: laffytaffy | Feb 17, 2014 11:38:29 PM

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