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Is Obama's criticism of Uganda's anti-gay law hypocritical?
al jazeera America ^
Posted on 02/25/2014 6:20:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Ugandas anti-gay law, signed Monday by President Yoweri Museveni, has received criticism from many around the world, including strong condemnation from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Some have pointed the finger back at Obama, however, calling his statements unfair and hypocritical. While some felt it was wrong for Obama to place pressure on a sovereign nation over its self-governance, others were bothered by the context in which the statement was made in the midst of anti-LGBT laws moving forward throughout the U.S., as well as the U.S. remaining friendly with nations that have controversial policies similar to Uganda's.
Last week, upon hearing the news that the Ugandan president planned to sign a bill criminalizing homosexuality, President Obama released a statement, part of which said: We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love.
Some were bothered by the contents of his condemnation. Janice Shaw Crouse, spokesperson for the conservative women's group Concerned Women for America, said the pressure from Obama's statement amounted to "cultural imperialism" and was dismissive of the religious beliefs that many Americans share.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; homosexuality
Can you BELIEVE IT??? Al Jazeera is doing a better job pointing out the Clown's hypocrisy than 99% of the AMERICAN MEDIA!
As long as it was convenient the Liar in Chief was happy to say he supported traditional marriage. Everyone on the planet knew the guy was lying.
The truth is not in him.
posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:07 AM PST
(What's sad is most)
I've never heard him speak of Iran's anti-gay laws called 'Sharia'. Their penalty is death by hanging..............
posted on 02/25/2014 6:25:38 AM PST
by Red Badger
(LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
Obama will soon be hanging American citizans who do not support and promote homosexualsm and sodomy.
posted on 02/25/2014 6:35:04 AM PST
by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro
posted on 02/25/2014 6:42:07 AM PST
(330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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posted on 02/25/2014 6:43:53 AM PST
by DJ MacWoW
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posted on 02/25/2014 7:57:14 AM PST
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I can definitely believe it, but Obama has no power. Even the revered Tutu is toothless.
posted on 02/25/2014 8:51:01 AM PST
OH Yeah that I love about Al Jazeera America LOL!
posted on 02/25/2014 8:56:38 AM PST
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