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(CNN)-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality.
He had gone back and forth about the controversial bill.
Last month, Museveni said he wouldn't sign the bill, describing homosexuals as "sick" people who needed help, not imprisonment. Then he backtracked this month and said he'd sign it because scientists had determined that there's no gene for homosexuality and that it's merely abnormal behavior.
Then, last week, he said he would seek advice from American scientists before he made any decision.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." Mark Twain

    by kellibusey on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 06:19:48 AM PST

  •  Oh god! Uganda's LGBT should be offered visas (3+ / 0-)
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    Radiowalla, spacecadet1, kellibusey

    By the US and other LGBT friendly countries. This is absolutely disgracef!

    •  And the Americans who promoted this... (1+ / 0-)
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      Eddie L

      ...should have their passports revoked.

      “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

      by spacecadet1 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:50:34 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  surprising exactly nobody. (1+ / 0-)
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    spacecadet1

    Primitive.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 06:28:40 AM PST

  •  I saw Kenyan Binyavanga Wainaina on BBCAM (2+ / 0-)
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    arguing this is all due to Western interference.
    Not only tx to the usual suspects in the snake handling hair on fire fundy community but by the Catholic church establishment in several African countries. The host said some argue anti-gay attitudes are is just a innate part of traditional African belief and social systems, but KB didnt buy that. For what its worth.

  •  What American scientists did he listen to? (2+ / 0-)
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    Scientists from Bob Jones University? Or Falwell's Liberty University?

    And I suppose if the world cuts off aid to Uganda for this it's not this jerk and his cronies who will suffer...

    or Russia will gladly step in to offset any lost aid...

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 06:48:41 AM PST

  •  Very good news! (1+ / 0-)
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    The Marti

    When some redneck state in this Union passes some similar legislation, we get to point and say,

    "Just like Uganda! Isn't THAAAAT special?!"

    Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 06:49:00 AM PST

  •  'he would seek advice from American scientists' (2+ / 0-)
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    spacecadet1, Eddie L

    Who would that be? Michele Bachmann's husband, the gay caballero?

  •  Time for the US to withdraw its Ambassador (1+ / 0-)
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    Not complete cessation of relations, mind you, there needs to be an American diplomatic presence to offer LGBT Ugandans asylum.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 06:52:28 AM PST

  •  Everyone should go out and pick up a copy (2+ / 0-)
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    of Jeff Sharlet's book C Street. There is a complete description of the connections between US congressmen (Inhofe, Brownback, Grassley and others) who are members of Doug Coe's group (the Fellowship or The Family) and behind the anti-gay Ugandan situation. The first proposal for a bill to make homosexuality a crime was proposed in 2009 by David Bahati, who is the secretary of "The Family's" Ugandan branch.

    This is a direct result of bat-shit crazy religious people who are well entrenched in the US government and its institutions expanding their "kingdom".

    In fact, people should also read Sharlet's The Family in order to put the whole picture together.  

    And just to let you know about the power this group has, Barack Obama always attends the Family sponsored Prayer Breakfast every year, and Hillary Clinton .... well there is a whole section of several pages on her entanglements with this group.

  •  Good to know they are so concerned (0+ / 0-)

    With using science to justify their hatred.  

    Now, if they only understood it...

  •  Can we send the Arizona legislators (1+ / 0-)
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    on a permanent junket to Uganda?

    OTOH, no civilized person should ever set foot in that country until this horrific repression is stopped.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 07:46:15 AM PST

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