I'm surprised this didn't get any attention in the US. Given the close ties the evangelical and political right has had in Uganda and their proselytizing against gay rights there, I'd think they'd be proud of all of their work and how it's turned out. /sarcasm
Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide' | Katine | guardian.co.uk
American evangelical Christians certainly will have a lot to answer for if this bill passes. I wonder how many of them are secretly patting each other on the back for exporting this particularly heinous anti-homosexual rhetoric turned into law.Canon Gideon Byamugisha said the bill, which recommends the death penalty for anyone repeatedly convicted of having gay sex and prison sentences for those who fail to report homosexual activity to the police, would breed violence and intolerance through all levels of society.
1.1. The principle
The object of this Bill is to establish a comprehensive consolidated legislation to protect the
traditional family by prohibiting (i) any form of sexual relations between persons of the same
sex; and (ii) the promotion or recognition of such sexual relations in public institutions and other
places through or with the support of any Government entity in Uganda or any non governmental
organization inside or outside the country.
This Bill aims at strengthening the nationís capacity to deal with emerging internal and external
threats to the traditional heterosexual family.
This legislation further recognizes the fact that same sex attraction is not an innate and
The Bill further aims at providing a comprehensive and enhanced legislation to protect the
cherished culture of the people of Uganda. legal, religious, and traditional family values of the
people of Uganda against the attempts of sexual rights activists seeking to impose their values of
sexual promiscuity on the people of Uganda.
There is also need to protect the children and youths of Uganda who are made vulnerable to
sexual abuse and deviation as a result of cultural changes, uncensored information technologies,
parentless child developmental settings and increasing attempts by homosexuals to raise children
in homosexual relationships through adoption, foster care, or otherwise.The death conviction is death by hanging.2. The offence of homosexuality.
(1) A person commits the offence of homosexuality if-
(a) he penetrates the anus or mouth of another person of the same sex with his penis or any other
(b) he or she uses any object or sexual contraption to penetrate or stimulate sexual organ of a
person of the same sex;
(e) he or she touches another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality.
(2) A person who commits an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction to
imprisonment for life.
(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction
to suffer death.
4, Attempt to commit homosexuality.
(1) A person who attempts to commit the offence of homosexuality commits a felony and is
liable on conviction to imprisonment seven years.
(2) A person who attempts to commit the offence of aggravated homosexuality commits an
offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life.
Anyone who KNOWS someone is homosexual and doesn't report them, will serve up to 3 years in prison for not turning them in.
Read the bill, it goes on and on and on.14. Failure to disclose the offence.
A person in authority, who being aware of the commission of any offence under this Act, omits
to report the offence to the relevant authorities within twenty-four hours of having first had that
knowledge, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred
and fifty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding three years
Rachel Maddow has done an outstanding job showing the links between the US religious right, both politicians and churches, and their hand in this "unintended consequence" of their activities.
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