Even if the “Kill the Gays” bill never gets passed in Uganda, prejudice, homophobia and a lack of respect for human rights will live on.
In a comment on the article, a man named Ruben Luyombo says “please stay in your western world, africa does not intertain you pervert and money seeking wannabe’s.” This is even after President Museveni himself publicly admitted that homosexuality is not a western import (I’m sure it was after reading my post: Homosexuality In Uganda Isn’t a European Import – Christianity Is).
Where does “money seeking wannabes” come from? Hmmm…I think I’d like to become rich. Why don’t I convert to homosexuality and, just to make it more exciting, I’ll do it in a country where I can be killed for it.
I have argued in the past that gay rights are civil rights, and when the slow tide of history turns, the anti-gay Ugandan majority will realize that they are on the wrong side of this issue.
-Mark D. Jordahl