Category Archives: Society
Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister is drooling over a document he has misinterpreted. In an article in The Observer, also highlighted on the blog Towleroad, we read that a strategy document developed by gay civil rights advocacy groups was confiscated: … Continue reading
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. As reported on the LGBTQ Nation blog yesterday, Ugandan police raided a gay rights meeting … Continue reading
Interesting infographic from Upworthy. Thoughts?
Finally, Africans speak out against Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” with “Yes, We Know Its Christmas” (not yet available on YouTube as far as I can tell). I’ve been thinking about the Band Aid song a lot lately, … Continue reading
It’s never good to lose patience in Africa. It’s not like in the United States, where if you are receiving terrible service you blow up and demand to talk to the manager and are likely to get what you want. … Continue reading
BBC Radio this morning aired a story about the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda. Traditionally, the way to “claim” a woman there was to rape her and then she was yours. “Forceful penetration” was a prerequisite to marriage. There were … Continue reading
It is more than a little hypocritical when President Museveni criticizes the West for getting involved in the Libya crisis. If countries really should be left to work out their own issues, even when “the people” are vastly out-gunned, how … Continue reading
Let’s face it – it sucks to be poor anywhere. But I think a lot about relative poverty. Very frequently here in Uganda, people will ask me to “take them to America.” I know the vision in their minds. They … Continue reading
James Buturo, the erstwhile Ethics and Integrity State Minister, is now just your average closed-minded gay-bashing guy. He is one of several MPs who were forced to resign their posts after running for office as Independent candidates without first resigning from their parties.
On his way out, he actually came up with what might be his best policy recommendation ever. He may have found a solution to the impending population crisis here in Uganda:
“Homosexuality in Uganda and Africa as a whole is a taboo. How can a man sleep with a fellow man or a woman with a fellow woman. How can they produce children?”
Excellent point, Mr. Buturo. Maybe everyone should become gay, at least for a few years, until the rampaging population growth gets under control (Uganda has the second highest population growth rate in the world, and nobody is talking about it).
And, of course, he had to make one more jab at western nations for “exporting” homosexuality to Uganda:
“if it is good and revered in their countries, they should not impose it on Ugandans or Africans in general.”
Uh, yeah…we in the west have so much to gain from turning Africans gay that it has become a primary State Department strategy. I have written about my views on this claim in my post Homosexuality in Uganda is Not a European Import – Christianity Is.
Mr. Buturo, I hope your replacement possesses some ethics and some integrity.
Ethics Minister Nsaba Buturo Resigns (Independent)
Gay Rights in Uganda (Wild Thoughts from Uganda)
Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala