Not all Uganda’s politicians are blinkered, and here is one who makes the case for the Bahati [Nazi] anti-gay bill to be thrown out of Parliament in its entirety. I don’t think you will see a more erudite and considered case for permanently getting rid of this bill from a Ugandan politician:
Money quote: from Morris Ogenga-Latigo:
The truth is that homosexuality is a social phenomenon that hinges on both a person’s genetic constitution and the social environment to which one is exposed, and is as old as humanity. Contrary to the lies peddled by defenders of the bill, homosexually-oriented people have always been part of our African society.
In my Acholi community, they were never outrightly rejected but were instead quietly helped to cope. Even the story of Kabaka Mwanga and his martyrdom of Christians has a homosexuality twist to it. It must also be made clear that homosexuality is completely different from sexual abuse by perverted and mentally deranged men who sexually molest babies, lure and sexually abuse young girls and boys (the Mubiru way), rape fellow men, or even practise bestiality.
Rather than the compassion, love and care in normal same sex relationships, theirs is abomination and heartache that no culture on earth tolerates. Secondly, the bill as it is ? “Anti-homosexuality Bill” ? is no more than a piece of hate legislation.
We now wait with bated breath for Uganda’s other political leaders to respond to this bill. It will be the ultimate dereliction of responsibility for leaders such as Beti Kamya, Mugisha Muntu, Janet Museveni, Beti Nambooze, Semujju Nganda, Ken Lukyamuzi, Olara Otunnu etc. to let this bill pass (or not) without their views on it being put on record. If it is a good bill for the country, let’s hear their counter arguments to Ogenga Latigo. If not, let’s hear their support for him.
The remaining alternative is for them to maintain their silence – not a criminal offense but a sign of moral cowardice surely.
Over to you honorable members of Uganda’s ruling elite.
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