Skip to comments.Is Obama's criticism of Uganda's anti-gay law hypocritical?
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.
The truth is not in him.
I've never heard him speak of Iran's anti-gay laws called 'Sharia'. Their penalty is death by hanging..............
That is one ugly bitch.
I can definitely believe it, but Obama has no power. Even the revered Tutu is toothless.
OH Yeah that I love about Al Jazeera America LOL!
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