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Hundreds March in Five-Hour Ceremony to Celebrate Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law: VIDEO

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Hundreds of government officials, religious leaders, and Ugandan citizens took part in a disturbing, five-hour ceremony in Kampala on Monday to celebrate the country's recently enacted ‘Anti-Homosexuality Law.’ 

Buzzfeed reports:

BahatiSpeakers paid tribute to President Yoweri Museveni, the official guest of honor, and linked Uganda’s fight against homosexuality with shedding its colonial past in an event that had the feeling of a campaign rally.

“Today, we come here again [to celebrate] sovereignty and freedom … [and] to take charge of our destiny,” said David Bahati, the lawmaker who sponsored the bill, noting that the event was taking place at the Kololo Independence Grounds, the parade grounds where Ugandan independence was granted in 1962. “The citizens of Uganda are with you, Mr. President. The religious and cultural leaders are with you, Mr. President. The members of parliament and the nation is behind you.”

The event, called the “National Thanksgiving Service Celebrating the Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” was organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), an umbrella organization of the country’s major denominations, and other groups that had supported the bill, which punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison and essentially bans LGBT advocacy.

Watch footage from the rally, AFTER THE JUMP...

Speakers praised the “courage” of President Museveni to sign the law despite widespread international backlash. Religious leaders also called for a publicly-funded trust to compensate for any loss in foreign aid.

MuseveniMuseveni, who supported the idea of a fund, drew laughs while arguing how unnatural gay sex is:

“The sexual organs of human beings are highly specialized,” he said. “Because that part is not for that purpose, it creates very unhealthy repercussions … the intestines come out — this is terrible!”

“There are other terrible things,” he warned. “Oral sex is an idiocy … The mouth is for eating.”

He also vowed to uphold the law despite outside pressure, saying “I am now mobilized to fight this war.”

In other news, a gay teen in Uganda attempted suicide earlier this month by overdosing on pills and swallowing rat poison. At least 17 gay Ugandans have reportedly attempted to kill themselves following the country's passage of its anti-gay law. 

[photo via J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed]

 

 

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  1. These savages wouldn't know what freedom is if it bites them in the ass.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 31, 2014 8:49:32 PM


  2. This is so damn depressing...

    Posted by: Jeff | Mar 31, 2014 8:56:00 PM


  3. Curious to consider the implementation of anti-homosexual laws to be a means to shed the colonial past, when it was precisely the colonial overlords that first introduced the laws and their underlaying sentiment.

    Posted by: inor | Mar 31, 2014 9:02:40 PM


  4. So let them have that "publicly-funded trust" to try and compensate for loss of international financial aid. We'll see how long these supposed values hold when serious money starts coming out of their own pockets. You won't be seeing parades then-- they can't afford them.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Mar 31, 2014 9:14:18 PM


  5. The combination of lack of education and the feel-good entertainment of magical religious stories is a toxic combination.

    A total boycott of all Uganda produce must be implemented.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 31, 2014 9:25:39 PM


  6. The mouth is for eating?

    Has he ever kissed anyone?

    This planet is overrun by savages.

    Posted by: Glendo | Mar 31, 2014 9:26:52 PM



  7. if you want to break the link of colonization you should also reject Christianity. oh but that might require some logic & consistency

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 31, 2014 9:28:24 PM


  8. Oh, please even straight dudes love blow jobs. They are just asking for political scandals where public officials get caught engaging in oral sex and then they face the repercussions of their own dumb laws.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Mar 31, 2014 9:36:38 PM


  9. I fell bad for the LGBT in Uganda and other repressive African countries. If I were them, I'd book the next train to South Africa where there are at least protections for LGBT or book a flight to Europe or North America and promptly seek asylum.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Mar 31, 2014 9:40:18 PM


  10. Seriously, they are too stupid to realize how stupid and ignorant, not to mention backwards, the world thinks of them. God forbid they travel to the West. I would block all of their visas.

    Posted by: RK | Mar 31, 2014 9:45:38 PM


  11. Once again, validation of my life-long loathing of black Africans.

    Posted by: ron | Mar 31, 2014 10:03:47 PM


  12. if he wants war he shall have war and we will win it is a matter of time

    Posted by: timma | Mar 31, 2014 10:17:14 PM


  13. Black savages.

    Posted by: sam | Mar 31, 2014 10:24:46 PM


  14. Sam (Rick), you racist pig. Get a brain and a life.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 31, 2014 11:19:30 PM


  15. I'm so thankful I was born in the States. I mean...what the hell is this? I can't even wrap my head around this ignorance.

    Posted by: daws | Mar 31, 2014 11:53:39 PM


  16. It is difficult to imagine how a hell-hole like Uganda could become even more of a hell-hole.

    Unfortunately, one does not need to imagine.

    Posted by: Gregory in Seattle | Apr 1, 2014 12:17:31 AM


  17. Is the band playing Len's Steal My Sunshine? I doubt they'd be OK with that.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 1, 2014 1:46:06 AM


  18. Bunch of racist white f.a.ggots up on this thread.

    Posted by: redball | Apr 1, 2014 2:36:14 AM


  19. "In MY country, you wash my bras."

    Posted by: Karen Walker | Apr 1, 2014 2:42:25 AM


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    Posted by: Stephen Mead | Apr 1, 2014 7:27:42 AM


  21. Evil bastards

    Posted by: danswon | Apr 1, 2014 8:17:15 AM


  22. may they rot in their created hell

    Posted by: L G. | Apr 1, 2014 8:51:47 AM


  23. As if the racists on this blog could care about the real victims of anti-Gay violence in Africa.

    But let us not forget that it was only a few decades ago that folks like the racists on this blog threw Jewish children to German Shepard dogs to be torn apart. And the mass shootings of Jewish children, and the gas chambers and crematoriums.

    Oh, yes, your racist legacy of inhumanity isn't that long ago.

    Africans AINT the only people on this planet who have savages among them.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 1, 2014 4:57:57 PM


  24. Uganda was never a colony. Uganda was a protectorate and the difference is very important. It is therefore extremely stupid of Ugandan politicians to keep bleating on about their colonial past. They never had one. They used to have respectable kingdoms; particularly in the south before Amin started the rot. Now, the witch-doctor ethic and the ignorant phobias have taken over and most of the country is smothered in this ridiculous paranoia that no-one can be normal unless they are in a male female relationship. Now see this: AIDS as we know is all too often passed from man to man and obviously, also from woman to man and vice verso so do they really think that AIDS is a criminal act when passed from man to man alone?
    The Ugandan government deserves only contempt for what they are doing.

    Posted by: Adrian Wood | Apr 2, 2014 4:52:00 AM


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