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Inhofe condemns Uganda's "harsh" anti-gay bill
Red Dirt Report ^ | October 28, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin

Posted on 10/29/2011 7:39:38 AM PDT by SoonerStorm09

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Responding to Red Dirt Report's October 27, 2011 story "Uganda, The Family and the reintroduction of 'loving punishments," U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., offered the following statement, sent to this reporter on Friday:

"I do not, nor have I ever, supported or condoned this legislation. It is my hope that Uganda will abandon this unjust and extraordinarily harsh legislation," Inhofe said.

As we reported in the aforementioned story, the Ugandan parliament is re-examining a bill in committee that would take a very hardline against homosexuals in Uganda. The bill, first introduced in 2009, was met with international condemnation.

Inhofe's strong statement comes a little more than a week after he told Tulsa talk-show host Pat Campbell that Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni, a supporter of the bill, was "doing a good job." The bill, which include "loving punishments ranging from long prison sentences to execution, was put forth by parliamentarian and "Family" member David Bahati. Both Inhofe and U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, also of Oklahoma, are known members of the fundamentalist Christian "Family," as reported by writer Jeff Sharlet in his books The Family and C Street.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexual; legislation; uganda

1 posted on 10/29/2011 7:39:42 AM PDT by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

Stay out of this, America.
We have enough problems here.....


2 posted on 10/29/2011 7:41:51 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SoonerStorm09

‘Uganda’ had a terrible World Series too pitching for Texas. (:)


3 posted on 10/29/2011 7:51:25 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Attention Senator Inhofe: STFU and STFD. This none of yours or ours business. If you are really serious about this, move to have all foreign aid withheld, knowing that the ChiComs will be right there to fill the void and YOU will have driven another, resource rich country into their hands. You pompous, grand standing buffoon.
4 posted on 10/29/2011 8:11:12 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: SoonerStorm09

bttt

Hey, SoonerStorm09, would you please post a link to this story on the Oklahoma page, if you haven’t already?


5 posted on 10/29/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (The Tea Party outnumbers the Flea Party!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

But it’s for the children...

The bill’s rationale is that homosexuals are a menace because they are “leading children into homosexuality” which is unchristian.

So instead of prosecuting the targetted behavior, you have 1) the usual government overreach, 2) “Christian” morals imposed on those who do not share them simply because they don’t share them and by decidedly UNCHRISTIAN means like the middle ages and 3) circular logic that homosexuals must be persecuted just for promoting homosexuality. This last makes sense only in a theocratic state that does not recognize free speech.

In a free state with Christian morals shared by a majority, those morals must be promoted by Christian means, which is to say, by exhortation of the good and shunning of the “immoral” and laws only to prevent one citizen or family from imposing their views on another.


6 posted on 10/29/2011 8:39:35 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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7 posted on 10/29/2011 8:52:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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