Homosexuals being used as 'scapegoats...

Homosexuals being used as 'scapegoats' by flawed governments

There are 7 comments on the www.nzherald.co.nz story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Homosexuals being used as 'scapegoats' by flawed governments. In it, www.nzherald.co.nz reports that:

Gay rights demonstrators take part in a protest outside the Uganda High Commission in London.

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#1 Jan 10, 2010
We've always been used as scapegoats.

“Pancakes and eggs...”

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#2 Jan 10, 2010
We should end diplomatic ties with such a ignorant government...
Brighton John

Southall, UK

#3 Jan 11, 2010
Here is the mindset you are contending with, not only in parts of Africa:-

The Daily Telegraph, London
Published: 6:00AM GMT 07 Jan 2010

Witch doctors in Uganda have admitted their part in human sacrifice amid concerns that the practice is spreading in the African country.
The African country's government claimed human sacrifice was on the increase.

According to officials trying to tackle it, the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity - and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly.

During its investigation, to be broadcast on Thursday on Radio 4 and Newsnight, the BBC team witnessed anti-sacrifice campaigners torching the shrine of a witch-doctor in northern Uganda, who agreed to give up the practice.

He said clients came to him in search of wealth.

One man said he had clients who had captured children and taken their blood and body parts to his shrine, while another confessed to killing at least 70 people including his own son.

The latter has now given up the ritual and is campaigning to stamp it out, according to BBC News.

"They go and capture other people's children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits," he said.

"They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming."

The witch doctor, who said he was paid 500,000 Ugandan shillings (around £160) for a consultation, denied any direct involvement in murder or incitement to murder, saying his spirits spoke directly to clients.

Moses Binoga, the assistant police commissioner who is head of the Ugandan anti-human sacrifice and trafficking task force, said there were 26 murders thought to be part of ritual sacrifice last year compared with three cases in 2007.

"We also have about 120 children and adults reported missing whose fate we have not traced," he added. "From the experience of those whom we recovered, we cannot rule out that they may be victims of human sacrifice."
Rev Ray T

Topeka, KS

#4 Jan 11, 2010
“Homosexuals being used as 'scapegoats' by flawed governments” and this includes the government of the United States. Also the governments of the majority of the sovereign states with in this union.
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jan 11, 2010
..seriously- when have LGBT people NOT been USED as scapegoats?
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jan 11, 2010
that was actually meant to say "haven't">...

“Pancakes and eggs...”

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#7 Jan 15, 2010
Brighton John wrote:
Here is the mindset you are contending with, not only in parts of Africa:-
The Daily Telegraph, London
Published: 6:00AM GMT 07 Jan 2010
Witch doctors in Uganda have admitted their part in human sacrifice amid concerns that the practice is spreading in the African country.
The African country's government claimed human sacrifice was on the increase.
According to officials trying to tackle it, the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity - and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly.
During its investigation, to be broadcast on Thursday on Radio 4 and Newsnight, the BBC team witnessed anti-sacrifice campaigners torching the shrine of a witch-doctor in northern Uganda, who agreed to give up the practice.
He said clients came to him in search of wealth.
One man said he had clients who had captured children and taken their blood and body parts to his shrine, while another confessed to killing at least 70 people including his own son.
The latter has now given up the ritual and is campaigning to stamp it out, according to BBC News.
"They go and capture other people's children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits," he said.
"They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming."
The witch doctor, who said he was paid 500,000 Ugandan shillings (around £160) for a consultation, denied any direct involvement in murder or incitement to murder, saying his spirits spoke directly to clients.
Moses Binoga, the assistant police commissioner who is head of the Ugandan anti-human sacrifice and trafficking task force, said there were 26 murders thought to be part of ritual sacrifice last year compared with three cases in 2007.
"We also have about 120 children and adults reported missing whose fate we have not traced," he added. "From the experience of those whom we recovered, we cannot rule out that they may be victims of human sacrifice."
Sounds like real life 'vampires'...I also heard 'albinos' are hunted down and their body parts are believed to have 'majical' healing properties...wow...

It's almost like that guy in the movie 'District 9'...when he tries to eat that aliens arm...

wow...I'm so glad I live here and don't have to deal with that stuff...life is hard enough just trying to go to work, without having to worry about ending up in someones soup bowl by the end of the day...yikes!

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