Skip to comments.(Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else
Posted on 02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST by Libloather
Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda repeal its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a review of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation.
This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights, Kerry said in a statement. Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.
President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in annual U.S. economic and military aid as a result.
As President Obama stated, this legislation is not just morally wrong, it complicates a valued relationship, Kerry said. Now that this law has been enacted, we are beginning an internal review of our relationship with the Government of Uganda to ensure that all dimensions of our engagement, including assistance programs, uphold our anti-discrimination policies and principles and reflect our values.
Lawmakers will also examine whether to respond in upcoming discussions about the fiscal 2015 spending bill, a Senate staffer told The Hill. Similar countries have passed anti-gay legislation with few if any repercussions Museveni signed the bill into law just six weeks after U.S. aid recipient Nigeria enacted similar legislation sparking calls for a review of U.S. aid.
While I recognize and value Ugandas leadership in promoting stability in the region, the United States must not stand by as democratic values and humanitarian principles are increasingly disregarded by Ugandas political leadership, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations panel on Africa, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), said in a statement Monday.
Americas rhetoric must now be met with action, he said. For there to be no diplomatic or developmental consequence for the enactment of these laws would be to set a dangerous precedent for Americas foreign policy.
Could've used him during the Husseincare fight.
How much more tax dollars are we giving to other nations? I didn’t know we were giving Uganda $400 fricking million dollars.
Is that the actual title?
Gee will Kerry make the same threat to Saudi Arabia or Iran where homosexuality is punishable by death?
Uganda to Kerry... What about Saudia Arabia???
That’s a lot of mud huts.
What is this emphasis on homosexuals with the Democrats and RINOs? They are maybe 3% of the population, yet everything about them seems to be the highest priority for this government and this culture. Can someone explain that to me? Am I missing something?
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yes. At least Uganda doesn’t kill them. What infuriates me is the inconsistency of the Obama policies in general. They target groups and countries while ignoring others without any reasoning
A lot of Swiss bank accounts,more likely.
All the crap that goes on in Uganda and Africa and THIS is what these leftist kooks are upset about!
This is all liberals do is waste our time on stuff like pretending the Earth is about to burn to a cinder, the latest gay law in Uganda.
People like Kerry are bizarros, he should be in prison for treason anyway, not Sec of State.
I think all of the lawmakers, enforcers, chain of command, congressional aides, lobbyists, decorators, florists, and bakers in the Beltway are homosexual.
Another fine example of how there is too much government spending. Uganda? Fags? How many people at State are working on this crap. Make America stronger. Cut the State Dept. budget by 60% and focus on real problems.
What a filthy, meddling piece of garbage. Kerry better be worried about the review he’s going to get from the ultimate Judge.
I've seen Scripture which says that, when God turns His face away from a people, He gives them over to rampant homosexuality. I think that's what's happening here. It's all queer, all the time.
So in other words according to Traitor Kerry: Sodomy is more important than starving people.
now that Ukraine is “free” from Russian interference, expect the same to occur there.
Sodomite rights enshrined into law or... we cut aid and leave you to Russia.
That’s alright; China will probably be more than happy to step in and replace us in exchange for some subsurface development rights.
Well...all I can figure out is that Dems, socialists, etc want to screw America....and this is their way....very unhealthy and dirty....like they are.
If the people of Uganda voted for this, who is Kerry to say anything about it. What would Kerry say if Uganda’s President came out demanding that the US change its laws on Abortion? How do you think that would fly?
It is an illness called Political Correctness, compounded by blisters of vote-itus.. The only known cure is to vote the offending person out of office.
I suppose this is their “foreign policy” now.
If I didn’t read stuff like this almost every day, I would not believe it.
Where’s Idi Amin when you need him? He would have eaten Kerry’s liver,,,,smothered in Heinz catsup of course.
Or else they establish closer ties with China, who doesn’t care what they do?
Uganda can always turn to China, Dumbazz Kerry. You almost force them to by calling them out publicly. It’s not as if they might not have expected this.
Did John Kerry learn nothing in college?
I hope Uganda stands tall against the forces of cultural deviancy, aka America-2014.
Sad when you find your own country becoming an evil influence on the world. America used to promote freedom and democracy. Now under Obama, it just promotes deviancy and homosex.
What a sick and depraved country America has become.
Three reasons come to mind.
1) Homosexuals may comprise 3% of the population, but their %age among those in the arts and entertainment industry is much higher. This is important since, as Siegel points out in his recent book, progressivism sees itself as the political arm of the avant-garde, that "progress" in the arts and aesthetics is just as necessary as "progress" in politics and ethics.
2) The homosexual lobby in particular, and homosexual activists in general, provide funding to the Democratic Party in larger measure than their numbers, and money is the mother's milk of politics.
3) Laypersons among Democrats have bought into the myth, promoted and perpetuated by the party, that they were the vanguard of anti-racism and anti-sexism. That they were not is of no account: Republicans are "known" to be racist and sexist, and Democrats are "known" to oppose racism and sexism in all its forms. They also have bought into the myth that the "next civil rights movement" is the acceptance of homosexuality in all its forms and in all its demands, and since there is a romance-adventure scent to the myth of the Democrats-and-the-race-civil-rights movement of the 1940s-60s, laypersons want to feel themselves as latter-day civil-rights crusaders against the Heterosexual Heresy.
There are other reasons, of course, more subtle and theological, but these are the most obvious, open ones.
Kerry is pretty bold when facing up to an adversary like Uganda. However I doubt that anyone in the international community takes him seriously anyway.
GMTA. This bunch of narcissistic clowns are destroying us with their foreign “policy”.
Are you aware that he was in Vietnam?
Obama must want to visit Uganda and has Kerry clearing up any possible areas of conflict.
The Ugandans were in Viet Nam? :-)
"Let them eat c*ck"
Kerry is in the same boat of jerkwads who cut their political eye teeth castigating the US for throwing its weight around overseas by trying to impose “cultural imperialism” on non-Western countries.
It’s impossible to keep up with the all of the varieties of hypocrisy these clowns demonstrate.
I assume you mean “the original Star Trek on TV.”
No, but the Koreans were. Many of my ROK officers at I Corps were Vietnam veterans.
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The only people in this administration with any testosterone are the women.
i don’t get it either...I just don’t get it.
They have rights. Now just shut up and keep it private. I really don’t need to hear about it anymore.
Agree with everything you said.
this is insane.
“Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law or else”
Or else what? “Sanctions” are sort of an amorphous response to these repeated nose-thumbings and elevated middle digits now being directed at US envoys all over the world.
Anti-gay laws are probably no more of a perversion of the justice system anywhere than a draconian measure that destroys a broad sector of the economy without providing a viable alternative.
Shari’a law is pretty explicit about this sort of thing.
Cure queers, make treatment od AIDs a capitol offense!
OMG..you are right.This is bizzaro.
Gee, I thought the left didn’t want us imposing our beliefs on other nations. (”our” meaning the current administration.)
I’m sure Val Putin would be glad to help with 400 million assistance for the 11 ranked petroleum producer in the world...
Kots of faggots in Washington, what else?