Monday, February 22, 2010

Ugandan legislator considers hanging gays

A Ugandan parliamentarian wants the death sentence for homosexuals in certain circumstances. The international community has threatened Uganda with sanctions if its parliament accepts the proposed bill.

MP David Bahati from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) thinks homosexuality should be dealt with as a capital offence. In the bill he introduced in October 2009 he suggested the death sentence for gay sex with minors, with disabled people and if the accused is HIV positive.

Deutsche Welle correspondent Alex Gitta in Kampala explained that Bahati is an influential politician within President Yoweri Museveni's NRM, but also "a strong Christian attached to a group of Christians in the United States of America." The Family, as the organisation is called, is known for its good political connections in Washington and elsewhere.

In an interview with Deutsche Welle the German parliamentarian from the Green Party, human rights activist and gay rights defender Volker Beck described his Ugandan colleague as "a victim of American evangelicals. They are fundamentalists, who have brought their war against gay marriage from the United States to Africa and lobby there for stricter laws against homosexuals. They preach that you can and have to heal homosexuality, because it's a sin in the eyes of God."

To read more: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5227556,00.html

This really makes me angry, I hope the internatioanl community really put heavy sanctions against Uganda, in case such a inhuman law should pass. Again this also shows what christian fanatics can cause to a nation. I think there should be also more restrictions on christian fanatic churches, to prevend them from preaching and doing missionary work, as long as they not only bring the message of Love, which in its origin is the christian message, but also such messages of intolerance and hate into countries. Really make me sick to see all this bad and fanatic christian churches coming from the United States.

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