Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after su...

Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

There are 18 comments on the The Baltimore Sun story from Jul 28, 2014, titled Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that increases punishment for homosexuals.

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Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#1 Jul 28, 2014
Sweden should be ashamed.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Jul 28, 2014
This article presents the quandary for progressive countries:

Cut off foreign aid to punish developing countries for human rights violations (doesn't have to be gay related of even related to discrimination)

OR

Continue humanitarian aid in hopes that people will become more educated, more vocal (in the case of labour issues, like in Bangladesh) and more logical.

Unfortunately, I still don't hold out much hope for the latter choice in Africa.
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 28, 2014
Nothing wrong with Sweden financing non Ugandan, audited, social services groups in Uganda.

Direct monetary aid to the Ugandan government or others like it is unconscionable.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Jul 28, 2014
The Good Reverend wrote:
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Why should Sweden be ashamed for this?
From the article:
"Sweden wants to help create better conditions in Uganda for sustainable economic growth and development. This is why Swedish aid to Uganda will remain substantial," Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engstrom said.
If Sweden is for real; they will put the Uganda LGBT center in charge of Swedish aid distribution to Ugandans
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Then Yoweri Museveni can kiss our butts for the money (figuratively; not literally)
Abe

Tulsa, OK

#7 Jul 28, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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If Sweden is for real; they will put the Uganda LGBT center in charge of Swedish aid distribution to Ugandans
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Then Yoweri Museveni can kiss our butts for the money (figuratively; not literally)
So the queers will get all the good stuff first and everyone else can fight for the leftovers, if there are any. How gay of you.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Jul 28, 2014
Abe wrote:
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So the queers will get all the good stuff first and everyone else can fight for the leftovers, if there are any. How gay of you.
Well DUH!
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How homophobic of you
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Now it is YOUR turn to live in the closet ;o)
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Kiss our butt (figuratively; not literally) and you get an expired bag of cheetos and 10 free prepaid minutes
Abe

Tulsa, OK

#9 Jul 28, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Well DUH!
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How homophobic of you
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Now it is YOUR turn to live in the closet ;o)
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Kiss our butt (figuratively; not literally) and you get an expired bag of cheetos and 10 free prepaid minutes
If it weren't for being an idiot you'd have nothing at all to live for would you?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Jul 28, 2014
Abe wrote:
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If it weren't for being an idiot you'd have nothing at all to live for would you?
Are you looking for a husband?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/d01458cdab244279e5...
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#11 Jul 28, 2014
The Good Reverend wrote:
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Why should Sweden be ashamed for this?
From the article:
"Sweden wants to help create better conditions in Uganda for sustainable economic growth and development. This is why Swedish aid to Uganda will remain substantial," Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engstrom said.
The homophobic Ugandan pigs can starve for all I care. Sweden nor ANY civilized country should give aid to a country who treats human beings like animals. Hilarious that you give yourself the name "The Good Reverend."
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Jul 29, 2014
The Swedish Calvinists are momentarily in the ascendency.

Mammon-worshipping hypocrites.

Since: May 14

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#13 Jul 29, 2014
Many aid donor countries were themselves homophobic at a point of development. It is development which will help the causes of all in the long run.

China had homosexuality on the list of mental illnesses for decades but as she developed she rescinded it on her own accord and now has a neutral policy on it. Before they were sent to labour camps like everyone else who was different and a potential threat to the government.

African countries might take considerably longer to reach that point but we should be hopeful they will.
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Jul 29, 2014
Yakitori wrote:
Many aid donor countries were themselves homophobic at a point of development. It is development which will help the causes of all in the long run.
China had homosexuality on the list of mental illnesses for decades but as she developed she rescinded it on her own accord and now has a neutral policy on it. Before they were sent to labour camps like everyone else who was different and a potential threat to the government.
African countries might take considerably longer to reach that point but we should be hopeful they will.
Interesting.

So explain Russia.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Jul 29, 2014
The Good Reverend wrote:
Way to go Sweden!
"Behold I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts...." (Mal. 2:3).

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#16 Jul 29, 2014
Abe wrote:
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If it weren't for being an idiot you'd have nothing at all to live for would you?
pot/kettle

In Gen. 15:13 God said to Abraham, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they shall be enslaved and mistreated 400 years." Acts 7:6 says the same. But Ex. 12:40 says, "Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was 430 years." God's prophecy failed by 30 years.

Since: Feb 09

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#17 Jul 29, 2014
Abe wrote:
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So the queers will get all the good stuff first and everyone else can fight for the leftovers, if there are any. How gay of you.
And you are another KKKrtistian filled with the love of God.

In Gen. 17:3, 8 and Ex. 32:13 God told Abraham that he would give to him and his descendants all of Canaan for an eternal possession. But Acts 7:5 says, "He gave him (Abraham) no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child" and Heb. 11:13 says, "All these people...did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance." The Bible itself admits that God's promise to Abraham failed.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#18 Jul 29, 2014
The Good Reverend wrote:
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Why should Sweden be ashamed for this?
From the article:
"Sweden wants to help create better conditions in Uganda for sustainable economic growth and development. This is why Swedish aid to Uganda will remain substantial," Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engstrom said.
You should be ashamed of God.

"Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys" (1 Sam. 15:3).
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#19 Jul 29, 2014
Abe wrote:
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So the queers will get all the good stuff first and everyone else can fight for the leftovers, if there are any. How gay of you.
Yep....it's about time the tables are turned.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#21 Jul 29, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I agree. The U.S., Canada, and the European countries fought for hundreds of years to establish and maintain democratic republican governments. They, and we, did it on our own. Let the countries f Africa do the same. The U.S., and many European countries, have given Africans billions of dollars of taxpayer money, and what has it gotten us ? Thanks ?
Let them live in the Hell they ave made for themselves. Let them try to climb out of it now on their own.
Well said. Why should the tax money of gay people go to countries who treat gays like animals?

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