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Obama calls homosexuality one of our ‘fundamental freedoms’ in statement slamming Ugandan bill
Life Site News ^ | ben johnson

Posted on 02/17/2014 11:04:13 PM PST by Morgana

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal “fundamental freedoms” in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”

Obama wrote on Sunday that he opposed a proposed bill in Uganda that would criminalize same-sex “marriages” and impose life imprisonment for repeated homosexual acts, among other provisions, because “as a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.”

Obama said the bill represents “a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice, and equal rights.”

He added that he had “conveyed” the message that “enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda."

His reaction came after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said last Friday that, after nearly two months deliberation, he would sign legislation that makes conducting a same-sex “wedding” punishable with seven years in prison. Infecting others with AIDS, having sex with minors, or repeated homosexual acts may earn life imprisonment. An earlier version of the bill called for the death penalty, but the provision was removed.

According to a spokesman, Museveni decided to sign the bill after scientists told him "there is no definitive gene responsible for homosexuality.” He added that homosexual prostitution is “what the president wants to prevent,” especially after Presidential Adviser on Science Dr. Richard Tushemereirwe said that all homosexuality had “serious public health consequences.”

American observers said, while they may take a different approach than Museveni, President Obama's remarks are an act of cultural hubris.

“His arrogance is breathtaking,” Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and senior fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, told LifeSiteNews. The “president repeatedly insists that his personal values and beliefs are equated with the nation's values and beliefs. When he insists that those controversial ideas constitute a human right, the president is saying that the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant.”

He is also disregarding the views of most Africans, they say. An estimated 72 percent of all African nations have passed or are in the process of passing laws restricting public homosexual behavior.

Crouse told LifeSiteNews President Obama's actions are a form of “cultural imperialism – exporting the sexual crusade of a very small minority of Americans with outsized influence,” who have tried “to tear down the moral foundations of our nation as well as the rest of the world.” President Obama in a tense moment with Senegalese President President Obama in a tense moment with Senegalese President Mackey Sall

Museveni's spokesman, Ofwono Opondo, said, “This bill is very popular both within the parliament and Ugandan society,” something they see “as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants.” Opposition to homosexuality is a pan-African concept held by Christians and Muslims.

"Obama of all people should realize how offensive his position on homosexuality is to devout Muslims,” Dr. Crouse told LifeSiteNews.

President Obama has frayed relations with African leaders before. During his $100 million African trip last summer, President Obama provoked a clash with the president of Senegal, Macky Sall, over whether gay “marriage” should be legal. In August, Obama told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that nations like Russia, which forbid same-sex “marriage,” “are violating the basic morality,” adding that he had “no patience for countries” that do not affirm “gays or lesbians or transgender persons.”

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Just last month Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for signing a bill that imposes a 14-year prison sentence on anyone involved in a same-sex “wedding,” as well as prohibiting public displays of homosexual behavior.

President Obama put his bully pulpit, and the full weight of the U.S. government, behind promoting the homosexual agenda worldwide. In 2011, Western nations withheld nearly $350 million from Malawi because the nation banned homosexual activity. Wikileaks revealed the Obama administration coordinated with homosexual activists to promote the LGBT agenda in Sierra Leone.

African leaders have responded with sometimes pointed criticism of the president and, sometimes, the United States.

In April 2012, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said that his people would “rather eat grass than accept this ungodly evil attitude,” even if it meant foregoing Western aid.

Last summer the deputy president of Kenya, William Ruto, rebuffed Obama by saying his nation is “sovereign and God-fearing,” and Obama's promotion of homosexuality “goes against our customs and traditions.” Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, said that those, like President Obama, “who have already ruined their society ... let them not become our teachers.”

“It is unseemly for an American president to dictate to other countries what their cultural, moral and religious traditions ought to be,” Dr. Crouse told LifeSiteNews. “And it is hypocritical for him on the one hand to say America is unexceptional and bow to other national leaders and then on the other hand, seemingly from a position of moral superiority, tell other nations that their beliefs are inferior to his supposedly enlightened, exalted views.”

“The homosexual activists are not content with acceptance and respect as human beings,” she said. “They, and now our president, are forcing the world to approve and mainstream their homosexuality.”


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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lawrencevtexas; obama; obamalegacy; obamaquotes; revisionisthistory; uganda
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To: Morgana

I wonder how he feels about gays with guns.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 12:07:47 AM PST by Redcloak (Was that the primary buffer panel?)
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To: Morgana

Them homo’s sure do like that fundament.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 12:08:08 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This comes the morning after Obama spent the evening with his interior decorator in Palm Desert, while his wife and kids are vacationing elsewhere skiing, immediately after he jetted into Palm Springs to meet with the King of Jordon at the Annenberg Estate.

50 or more Escalades were flown in for his 2 day jaunt, while the economy crumbles around him. All this and the only thing he is preoccupied with are the local laws of an African nation following millenia old cultural and God-given law to oppose homosexuality.

God doesn’t have to curse Obama for him to fail miserably. Obama is making his own path to devastation.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 12:13:20 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Morgana

“And it is hypocritical for him on the one hand to say America is unexceptional and bow to other national leaders and then on the other hand, seemingly from a position of moral superiority, tell other nations that their beliefs are inferior to his supposedly enlightened, exalted views.”

A natural misunderstanding. He said that *America* is unexceptional. How he regards himself is an entirely different matter.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 12:24:01 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: F15Eagle

I searched deep on the web and couldn’t find that still pic...

but it sure looks like him, and I have no reason to think it’s fake.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 12:32:01 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Morgana

If I ever talk to any of my liberal relatives again, and I doubt I will, I’ll tell them “to go find yourself a spouse of the same sex or find yourself a one night stand with a fag or a lez or shut the hell up. I’m sure you’re wanting a gay relationship so bad you can almost taste it. In fact, I’m sure you’ve already tasted it and liked what it tastes like. So be true to yourself and get the hell away from me, you d**k licker!”


28 posted on 02/18/2014 12:33:40 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Morgana

These clowns spend hours digging through the Constitution finding ways to twist words etc into coming out the way ‘they’ want them. - Even going so far as to say ‘That is not the way it was meant to be written.’

Yet, NONE of them can figure out a pretty direct statement in regards to MY(OUR) right to carry.

Even if we give in to the old, tired BS that the 2nd is unclear, it sure is a lot clearer than ANY other ‘saying’ that abortion, same sex marriage or the right to screw who or whatever etc etc is our ‘RIGHT’....


29 posted on 02/18/2014 12:42:14 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Morgana

Yeah, life, liberty, and the pursuit of Sodomy. Sounds about right. /s


30 posted on 02/18/2014 12:46:13 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: Morgana
  as a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights

  Like the right to keep our plan if we like our plan.
31 posted on 02/18/2014 12:47:17 AM PST by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Morgana

A huge number of the strategists of the Left wing agenda are mean-spirited, dead-eyed, mentally immature, disturbed people addicted to homosexual sex. If they don’t get your applause and congratulations when they tell you where they learned to put it, they have a two-year old tissy fit and if you still don’t applaud, they try to destroy you and your world.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 1:19:43 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: F15Eagle

She said he dressed up as the transvestite for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Maybe so.

Maybe not. Did you see the video at 18:13? No non homo/insane would do that/


36 posted on 02/18/2014 1:23:32 AM PST by 867V309 (Obammy = LIAR)
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To: F15Eagle

“No straight man works on gay causes.

No straight man does.”

And no gay man seems to be working on straight causes.

That includes Obama. He is an enemy of straight causes. Promoting homosexuality, destroying the U.S. economy and health plan systems are among his handful of causes.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 1:27:32 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Morgana

It was not foundational to this nation but this bastard was raised abroad by anti-American parents and a tranny nanny.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 1:27:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Morgana

“The homosexual activists are not content with acceptance and respect as human beings”

Why should they now? They’ve never been. They have been called degenerates and deviants (they are), but they’ve always been accepted as human beings (they are, too), and received the respect this, by itself, warrants, and nothing more.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:27 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Morgana
“It is unseemly for an American president to dictate to other countries what their cultural, moral and religious traditions ought to be,” Dr. Crouse told LifeSiteNews.

Especially this one.

Why doesn't the HFIC just come out, already?

40 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:38 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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