I don't think I will ever understand the fact that homosexuality is illegal in many parts of the world; specifically, many African countries. It's incomprehensible.
Well, Uganda will officially pass the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill at the end of this year despite international criticism. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the anti-gay bill will become law by December since most Ugandans ‘are demanding it.'
I can't honestly believe this is what the people of Uganda want.
The Anti-Homosexuality or "Kill the Gays" bill calls for the death penalty in cases of "aggravated homosexuality," for engaging in same-sex relations with someone who is HIV positive, and life imprisonment for having sex with someone of the same sex. The bill would also make same-sex marriage and officiating at such a ceremony criminal offenses. WTF?
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga told The Associated Press that Ugandans "are demanding it," she said, reiterating a promise she made before a meeting on Friday of anti-gay activists who spoke of "the serious threat" posed by homosexuals to Uganda's children. Some Christian clerics at the meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, asked the speaker to pass the law as "a Christmas gift." This is exactly what enrages me...when Christian groups/organization come to a country to make them believe, or enforce, their views on their people. Something is not genuinely right about this. This should not be okay.
Uganda's penal code criminalizes homosexuality, but in 2009 a lawmaker with the ruling party said a stronger law was needed to protect Uganda's children from homosexuals. Parliamentarian David Bahati charged at the time that wealthy homosexuals from the West were "recruiting" poor children into gay lifestyles with promises of money and a better life. Bahati believes his bill is sufficiently popular among lawmakers to pass without difficulty.
Gay rights activists in Uganda, and around the world, are opposing the bill, point out that it has helped their fight for equality by putting what used to be a taboo subject on the national agenda.
These people (savages, really) need a reality check. I'm constantly wondering, 'what can I do from Chicago? how can I, we, stop this inhumane treatment?' Can our government really sit back and let this happen to the LGBT people in Uganda? I feel extremely helpless...If anyone knows any petitions, please let me know and I'll post them on my blog.
Homosexuality is illegal in most African countries with the exception of South Africa, which recognizes gay marriage, but even there, anti-gay practices such as "corrective rapes" of lesbians, are commonplace.
The world is screwed up....seriously. And, if anyone thinks being gay is a choice, they're wildly mistaken. No one would choose to live in a world that hates you.