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Uganda Vows to Defend 'Morals' with Anti-gay Law
http://www.newsmaxworld.com ^ | February 18, 2014

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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Ugandan president tells King Obamagabe to keep his money. Morality comes first. God bless this couragous man for putting God first and not the almighty dollar.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 11:45:07 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

AMEN.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 11:47:28 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NKP_Vet

Yeah, the whole personal liberty thing is so 18th century...


3 posted on 02/19/2014 11:49:05 AM PST by blowfish
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To: NKP_Vet
While the First Amendment explicitly forbids Congress from interfering with any establishment of religion, it was never imagined that we would have a President who would feel entitled to lecture other nations on their religious beliefs.

Obama is arrogant, indeed. He is also an ever increasing embarrassment.

William Flax

4 posted on 02/19/2014 11:50:12 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: NKP_Vet

“saying it is determined to protect the country’s morals even if that meant losing international aid.”

That’s pretty principled.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 11:53:40 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: NKP_Vet

African Christians view America as a deep area for evangelism.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 11:55:13 AM PST by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Do not be surprised if many African Christians have come over here as missionaries to this day.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 11:56:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NKP_Vet
Yoweri Museveni

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.

8 posted on 02/19/2014 11:58:22 AM PST by kidd
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To: Biggirl

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.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 12:01:08 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Out of Africa the Spirit Proceedeth


10 posted on 02/19/2014 12:02:01 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: married21

According to the census of 2002, Christians made up about 84% of Uganda’s population.[106] 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.[106]


11 posted on 02/19/2014 12:03:02 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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Give Idi Amin credit for one thing, a man eating another man meant just that when he was in charge.
12 posted on 02/19/2014 12:37:20 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: NKP_Vet

This is a direct result of in your face homosexuality. Reap what you sow.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 12:43:51 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: Biggirl

They should come to college campuses first.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 12:49:31 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: armydawg505

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.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 12:56:14 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 1:16:55 PM PST by stisidore (MM, let's see here)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 1:17:44 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: polymuser

Roger that, and rightly so. Our national/cultural depravity is profound and disgusting.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 1:31:10 PM PST by afsnco
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To: married21

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.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 1:44:48 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Phillyred

I would not be surprised if they are doing just that.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 1:47:24 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NKP_Vet

Well, it’s not the American way, but it’s their country and their business. I am sure the MSM will be all over this, but they don’t utter a peep about what mohammedan countries do to homosexuals.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 2:26:39 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

There is nothing wrong with teaching that homosexual behavior is abnormal sexual behavior. That is exactly the way homosexual behavior was treated in the United States of American from the days of the founding of the country till only a few years ago when the sorry immoral Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ruled sodomy to be legal if practiced by two men behind closed doors. He opened up the pandora box for what was to follow.....with a big time assist from the Barry Bathhouse, a current “president”, who loves any and all things to do with homosexuality. Sodomy was never condoned sexual behavior till Kennedy ruled it was OK for a man to have anal sex with another man, with all the viral and filthy, disgusting and deadly diseases that come with it.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 4:19:07 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: NKP_Vet

There is nothing wrong with teaching that homosexual behavior is abnormal sexual behavior.

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No argument here.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 4:35:38 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: NKP_Vet
There is nothing wrong with teaching that homosexual behavior is abnormal sexual behavior

Nope. It's un-natural, too. Goes against the very core drive of all life forms: to reproduce. Anything which blocks that is thus un-natural. No religion involved, just simple observation, reason and honesty.

24 posted on 02/21/2014 9:00:17 AM PST by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Agree 100%.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 9:13:17 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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