Skip to comments.Uganda Vows to Defend 'Morals' with Anti-gay Law
Posted on 02/19/2014 11:45:07 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Uganda's government on Tuesday defended its decision to push through tough anti-homosexuality laws, saying it is determined to protect the country's "morals" even if that meant losing international aid.
The comments came after President Yoweri Museveni announced that he would sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite warnings from key allies including the United States.
Officials also announced that Museveni had signed into law anti-pornography and dress code legislation which outlaws "provocative" clothing, bans scantily-clad performers from Ugandan television and closely monitors what individuals watch on the Internet.
"We shall not care losing the financial support from our partners if only we are left alone," Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo told reporters, saying Ugandans would rather "die poor than live in an immoral nation."
"For donors to say they will not give us aid because of the anti-homosexuality bill and the anti-porno law, that is blackmail and unacceptable, they can rather stay with their aid," the minister said.
"If tomorrow, the president signs the anti-homosexuality bill and the outside world say they are not coming to Uganda, let them remain there, we don't care."
The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop an extremely controversial death penalty clause, although the bill still stipulates that repeat homosexuals should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays.
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Yeah, the whole personal liberty thing is so 18th century...
Obama is arrogant, indeed. He is also an ever increasing embarrassment.
“saying it is determined to protect the country’s morals even if that meant losing international aid.”
That’s pretty principled.
African Christians view America as a deep area for evangelism.
Do not be surprised if many African Christians have come over here as missionaries to this day.
A born-again Christian who significantly contributed to the effort to remove Idi Amin from power in 1979. Seems to be an upstanding man himself, but there is a lot of corruption around him. Has taken a heavy hand on domestic issues, but has won his fourth election to office, giving this country a degree of stability.
We’ve seen a few Nigerian priests at our parish, and a Ghanian bishop came for a visit. They have been pretty good, and have rather stricter standards in the confessional. If you used to get off with a simple “our father and hail mary”, you will have a bit more to do to complete your penance.
But the US has always been a missionary field. Look at all the Irish clergy, and the German clergy who served my ancestors on the Kansas prairie.
Out of Africa the Spirit Proceedeth
According to the census of 2002, Christians made up about 84% of Uganda’s population. The Roman Catholic Church has the largest number of adherents (41.9%), followed by the Anglican Church of Uganda (35.9%). Evangelical and Pentecostal churches claim the rest of the Christian population. There’s a growing number of Presbyterian denominations like the Presbyterian Church in Uganda, the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uganda and the Evangelical Free Church in Uganda with hundreds of affiliating congregations. The next most reported religion of Uganda is Islam, with Muslims representing 12% of the population.
This is a direct result of in your face homosexuality. Reap what you sow.
They should come to college campuses first.
That’s exactly right and God bless these men that tell the truth about homosexuality and all it’s evils on society. Putin, the Uganda president, and hopefully many more that will speak out loud and clear on this assault against human decency and common sense. I never thought I would see the day when sexual perversion was treated like perfectly normal human sexual behavior, when it was called exactly for what it was since the dawn of civilization - perversion.
I would like to point out first that I am a Catholic. My understanding of the Anglican Churches of Africa are much, much more conservative in their morals, and do follow biblical standards of morality.
The Ugandan population was hit hard with AIDS thanks to the rapes that happened under Idi Amin by the army. They see it as an important health issue, not just what is morally right.
Roger that, and rightly so. Our national/cultural depravity is profound and disgusting.
You got it.
In my hometown, in the northern part of it, there is a viberant Ghanian Catholic community. Also a number of Nigerians in my parish as well.
I would not be surprised if they are doing just that.
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