Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill Won't Contain Death Penalty

Nov 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for some homosexual acts said Friday that a new version of the proposed legislation doesn't contain the death penalty.

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"Ugandan politicians are slowing the momentum against this bill - by spreading the lie that they've removed the gay death penalty. In a global briefing with All Out yesterday, Ugandan activists Frank and Kasha told journalists around the world that the bill has not changed. They asked that we keep spreading the word to fight the bill.

Right now, we need to cover Facebook, Twitter and every friendís inbox with the news that this bill is still deadly - but we can stop it. Will you share the petition everywhere?" (from all out uganda)

Share now: www.allout.org/uganda

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"The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power."
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I don't get it. Even if the death penalty has been removed, this is still a heinous and ugly piece of christianist, left over imperialist, legislation.

Oh boy! I'm not going to be executed for being gay! Just imprisoned for life! Sign me up!

Frankly, I would be hard pressed to choose between life imprisonment (in a third world prison no less) or death for being born gay.

Bahati and the christianist evangelicals from this country who are encouraging him are all spawn of the devil. There is nought but evil in their hearts (if they have them).

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Qwerty26 wrote:
I don't get it. Even if the death penalty has been removed, this is still a heinous and ugly piece of christianist, left over imperialist, legislation.
Oh boy! I'm not going to be executed for being gay! Just imprisoned for life! Sign me up!
Frankly, I would be hard pressed to choose between life imprisonment (in a third world prison no less) or death for being born gay.
Bahati and the christianist evangelicals from this country who are encouraging him are all spawn of the devil. There is nought but evil in their hearts (if they have them).
Yes, even if they remove the death penalty, rounding up gay people and locking them up for life may be just as bad if not worse. Torture for life, or death. Not much of a choice.

The bill also still criminalizes anyone who knows a gay person and doesn't report them within 72 hours. The potential for abuse of power this bill provides is a threat to all who live in or ever need to visit Uganda for business. It is barbaric.
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Go Uganda go !!!

WOO HOO !!!

HOORAY FOR UGANDA !!!
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Gus wrote:
Go Uganda go !!!
WOO HOO !!!
HOORAY FOR UGANDA !!!
So much for a supposedly "superior race".. One trembles to think what the cultural standards have become in Germany since the days of Beethoven (a composer born in Bonn, Gus..)..
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Yes, even if they remove the death penalty, rounding up gay people and locking them up for life may be just as bad if not worse. Torture for life, or death. Not much of a choice.
The bill also still criminalizes anyone who knows a gay person and doesn't report them within 72 hours. The potential for abuse of power this bill provides is a threat to all who live in or ever need to visit Uganda for business. It is barbaric.
I don't understand why all countries don't have this bill. Sounds perfect to me!
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This is an obvious attempt to focus the country's population away from the rampant corruption in their government. Pick a powerless group of people and villify them, point at them, blame them for all the evils in their country, then round them up and imprison or execute them. This gets the country's newspaper headlines off the corruption.

Sound familiar? It's been done time and time again, one of the more infamous examples being against Jews in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

Sick and disgusting.

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So it doesn't matter what else is done to Mr. Bahati as long as he isn't killed.

Good to know.
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God bless you Mr. Bahati!

Keep up the good fight sir!

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Qwerty26 wrote:
This is an obvious attempt to focus the country's population away from the rampant corruption in their government. Pick a powerless group of people and villify them, point at them, blame them for all the evils in their country, then round them up and imprison or execute them. This gets the country's newspaper headlines off the corruption.
Sound familiar? It's been done time and time again, one of the more infamous examples being against Jews in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
Sick and disgusting.
Many people are still unaware that gay people were also included with the Jews during Hitler's "final solution". Yet, unlike the Jews, the gay people were not released when the camps were liberated.

From the U.S. Holocaust Museum:
"Following Germanyís 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...
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Andrei wrote:
God bless you Mr. Bahati!
Keep up the good fight sir!
You are asking your deity to bless a human who exemplifies evil and the very sins that your deity values.

I'm sure Satan is sharpening his pitchfork and stoking his flames to prepare for Bahati's eventual arrival.(I'm quite sure your very christianist viewpoint includes some version of hell.)

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