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    Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    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

    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.
    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.

    http://wthrockmorton.com/wp-content/...-bill-2009.pdf

    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
    immutable characteristic.
    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.
    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
    sexual contraption;
    (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.
    The death conviction is death by hanging.

    Anyone who KNOWS someone is homosexual and doesn't report them, will serve up to 3 years in prison for not turning them in.

    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
    Read the bill, it goes on and on and on.

    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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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Ah yes, Christianity, the religion of peace

    Oh wait, you mean I can't apply an example of intolerance to the whole religion?

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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ah yes, Christianity, the religion of peace

    Oh wait, you mean I can't apply an example of intolerance to the whole religion?
    Can you prove genicide caused by Christians has occurred?
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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can you prove genicide caused by Christians has occurred?
    Who really cares?.....
    Africans will always find ways to kill each other off as has been proven time & again.....
    I'm sure these guys were good Christians....
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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    I heard this on N.P.Rizzle.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can you prove genicide caused by Christians has occurred?
    Yep the biggest one out there.. you do know that Hitler was a Christian right?
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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yep the biggest one out there.. you do know that Hitler was a Christian right?
    Who cares?....
    I suspect that he would have had millions killed if he called himself a Quaker....

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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Who cares?....
    I suspect that he would have had millions killed if he called himself a Quaker....
    Oh I agree.. it does not matter unless someone suddenly claims that Christians cant commit genocide or terror or mass murder..

    I heard that the EU leadership are considering sanctions against Uganda if the law is not removed.. I know several EU countries have already to block aid based on this.
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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ah yes, Christianity, the religion of peace

    Oh wait, you mean I can't apply an example of intolerance to the whole religion?
    You certainly seem to be. Get back to me when this appears anywhere outside of africa.
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    Re: Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yep the biggest one out there.. you do know that Hitler was a Christian right?
    Let's see, hitler had an affair with his niece leading her to suicide, There were rumours of him and one of his drivers having a homosexual relationship, he lived with a woman without being married, he started a world war and finished up with developing murder factories in his concentration camps that killed millions of jews and christians. If this is your idea of a christian......you're wrong.
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