Ugandan Police Arrest Five For ‘Promoting Homosexuality’

MuseveniSo much for that Foreign Ministry statement claim that the "Government of Uganda … will continue to guarantee equal treatment of all persons on the territory of Uganda.”

Just two days after that statement was released in an attempt to placate countries concerned about the possible human rights violations caused by the recently-passed Anti-Homosexuality Act, Ugandan police go and arrest 5 individuals – two businessmen, a teacher, and two students – for allegedly "carrying out clandestine movements in both primary and secondary schools in the district luring the pupils and students into the practice.” Because for some reason people still think that homosexuality is some dangerous lifestyle one can be "recruited" into like gangs, the Klan, or Scientology.

This is particularly bad timing for Uganda as the World Bank loan and "sinful" foreign aid sanctions that have all been put on hold may be more vital to the country's ability to function than President Yoweri Museveni originally let on.