Uganda Hates on the Gays in Order to ...

Uganda Hates on the Gays in Order to Make it Possible to Imprison Anybody Forever

There are 5 comments on the reason.com story from Nov 26, 2012, titled Uganda Hates on the Gays in Order to Make it Possible to Imprison Anybody Forever. In it, reason.com reports that:

Since 2009, some Ugandan leaders (with the backing of evangelical interests) have been pushing for a law to make homosexuality a capital offense. The bill now appears to be close to a vote, but the capital punishment part has been stripped out. It now provides for a host of jail terms, including possible life sentences (and lesser sentences for those who fail to report homosexuals in their midst).

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Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#1 Nov 26, 2012
Wonderful Uganda 16th century thinking. Their military must consist of spears and shields.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Nov 26, 2012
16th century ?!?!?!

That's pure 1930s Nuremberg!

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#3 Nov 26, 2012
From the U.S. Holocaust Museum:
"Following Germany’s defeat, most Nazi-era laws were revoked, but the revisions to Paragraph 175 remained in effect. Under Allied occupation, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment regardless of time served in concentration camps. Homosexuals were specifically denied compensation as victims of National Socialism." http://www.ushmm.org/museum/press/kits/detail...

"The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction."
Tim Holden

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#4 Nov 26, 2012
"Clause 2, 1.c.: a person, under this clause, can be sent to a Ugandan prison for life for merely “touching” someone. And Clause 1 defines ”touching” to include “any part of the body”“with anything else”(a finger? a foot? a ten foot pole?)“through anything.” All of which means that someone can “commit homosexuality” even if they are fully clothed and there is no actual skin-to-skin contact."

Hopefully, this version will also be seen to be outrageously abusive and outrageously open to abuse.
Wilson

Austin, TX

#5 Nov 26, 2012
Go Uganda go !!!

WOO HOO !!!

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