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Obama’s gay support irks Ugandans
The Observer ^ | 6/12/12 | PATIENCE AKUMU

Posted on 06/12/2012 5:28:03 PM PDT by jimbo123

2008 was an epic year for Africans. A black man, with African roots, won the elections in the most powerful nation in the world.

On the day Barack Obama was sworn-in, I was at a beauty shop where a crowd gathered around a 14-inch television to see their ‘brother’, icon and pride swear-in as the first US African American president. Thereafter, we walked with a sense of accomplishment. After all, Obama is not just black, his father was Kenyan.

The people of East Africa felt elevated. He is Luo, so the Luo ethnicities in East Africa declared themselves intelligent. Ugandans demonstrated their love for Obama by making chapattis (flat bread) and naming them after him. They wore Obama T-shirts, placed Obama stickers on their cars or wheelbarrows, and named their children and pets Obama.

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So when the Obama administration asked President Yoweri Museveni’s government to respect the rights of homosexual people, Ugandans murmured that the US was corrupting the African people’s sense of morality.

Obama was, presumably, a wayward son who would one day find his way back home where homosexuality is considered a perversion. But when, in May, Obama became the first American president to openly support gay marriages, the murmurs turned into fury. I watched the announcement on a plasma screen at Colline hotel in Mukono where I was attending a media workshop.

Adolf Mbaine, a media ethics lecturer at Makerere University, was livid.

“They do not support polygamy. But they want us to embrace homosexuals. Obama has betrayed Africans. He is a shame to us,” he said.

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First gay president fail.
1 posted on 06/12/2012 5:28:10 PM PDT by jimbo123
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When you lose the Ugandan vote, you’re toast!


2 posted on 06/12/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT by immadashell
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Idi Amin would be disappointed, too.
3 posted on 06/12/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Obama has queered every deal he has ever had with people.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 5:33:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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5 posted on 06/12/2012 5:35:57 PM PDT by jakerobins
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The submission to the state clause is to be gay and follow the gay official church month of June. This is completely unconstitutional and tyrannical.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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But don’t they realize Obama will fight for the rights of women to wear the veil across the globe? This helps with the homo thing too; one partner can wear it.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 5:40:05 PM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy is the essential ingredient of Islamic evil.)
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Well, he just lost the Ugandan-American vote.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: jimbo123

I think gay marriage is a sin against God...However, I could care less what the Ugandan people think of us or our President (for about 5 months left).


9 posted on 06/12/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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"He is Luo, so the Luo ethnicities in East Africa declared themselves intelligent."

Uurrmm???


10 posted on 06/12/2012 5:54:08 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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Somebody please remind the Ugandans that Hussein does NOT speak for most Americans on this issue.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 5:56:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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“He is Luo, so the Luo ethnicities in East Africa declared themselves intelligent.”

Anyone who would declare themselves intelligent based on someone else, especially this moron, can’t be very intelligent.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by Boogieman
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Uganda has a nasty history with this stuff, including a sodomite monarch King Mwanga II.

The great saint, Charles Lwanga, was martyred by this wicked malefactor:

Twelve Catholic boys and men and nine Anglicans were then burnt alive (another Catholic, Mbaga Tuzinde, was speared to death for refusing to renounce Christianity, and his body was thrown into the furnace to be burned along with those of Lwanga and the others[3]).

One of the reported reasons the ire of the king was particularly inflamed against the Christians was because they refused to accede to demands to participate in sexual acts with him.[4] Charles Lwanga, in particular, had protected the pages from King Mwanga's sexual advances.


From Wikipedia.
13 posted on 06/12/2012 7:29:17 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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“He is Luo,

Yep... A Luosy, Luo down Luoser gonna Luose in November.

14 posted on 06/12/2012 7:31:06 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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“A black man, with African roots, won the elections in the most powerful nation in the world. “

No, he is at least half white and apparently a lot middle eastern.

I look forward to having the first REALLY black president someday - Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, or another similar true American patriot - someone who can indeed be a President we can all be proud of.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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How many electoral votes does Uganda get?


16 posted on 06/12/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

17 posted on 06/12/2012 8:02:45 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

18 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

19 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:10 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

20 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:10 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

21 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:10 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

22 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero
When posters mention Sowell and politics I refer them to his biographical Personal Odyssey where he spells out how little he cares for politics. He hasn't registered with any party or voted since 1972.

He turned down cabinet post talk in the 80s.

23 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Persevero

Posting by I phone has its glitches. LOL.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 8:06:50 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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Guess it’s true what they say - you can’t go home again.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 8:14:48 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: KC Burke

“He hasn’t registered with any party or voted since 1972.”

That is very disappointing to hear. I didn’t mention him as a real possibility, just an archetype of a black American we could all be proud to support.

The right to vote includes the right not to vote, and I suppose that is up to him.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 8:22:06 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: jimbo123

‘Adolf Mbaine, a media ethics lecturer at Makerere University, was livid.

“They do not support polygamy. But they want us to embrace homosexuals. Obama has betrayed Africans. He is a shame to us,” he said.’

Fair point. Why would polygamy be a problem for anyone who supports homosexual activity?


27 posted on 06/12/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Persevero

His early involvement with possible appointed political office was frustrating. He disliked the Department of Labor when he was there. He learned he was too plain spoken and held little talent for diplomatically making a point. As Walter Williams, I think it was, told him, Tom you come across too nice when you meet people and then they are shocked when they find out what you are really like.

If Elliot and Babbitt were the heirs of Burke, and Kirk, Hayek with Nisbett following next, then Sowell stands above all others in the following generation.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:51 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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And certainly, you don’t want the Field Marshal (not to mention Conqueror of the British Empire) disappointed in you.

For the record, “The Last King of Scotland” is a very, very good film, and I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. Forrest Whitaker’s finest hour; a genuine tour-de-force.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 2:38:35 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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