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Museveni responds to Obama on anti-gay bill
Uganda New Vision ^ | 2/21/2014

Posted on 02/25/2014 4:47:45 PM PST by markomalley

Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has responded to criticisms from the USA, where President Barrack Obama said passing the anti-homosexuality law would complicate relations between the two countries.

"I would like to discourage the USA government from taking the line that passing this law will “complicate our valued relationship” with the USA as President Obama said.  

"Countries and Societies should relate with each other on the basis of mutual respect and independence in decision making," Museveni said in a statement.

He reassured all Ugandans and the international community of its continued commitment and respect for the rule of law.

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Statement 

by

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

Responding to H.E. Obama’s statement on Homosexuality

18th February 2014


I have seen the statement H.E President Obama of the USA made in reaction to my statement that I was going to sign the anti-homosexual Bill, which I made at Kyankwanzi.   Before I react to H.E. Obama’s statement, let me, again, put on record my views on the issue of homo-sexuals (ebitiingwa, bisiyaga in some of our dialects).  Right from the beginning of this debate, my views were as follows:

1. I agreed with the MPs and almost all Ugandans that promotion of homosexuality in Uganda must be criminalized or rather should continue to be criminalized because the British had already done that;

2. those who agreed to become homosexuals for mercenary reasons (prostitutes) should be harshly punished as should those who paid them to be homosexual prostitutes; and

3. exhibitionism of homosexual behavior must be punished because, in this part of the World, it is forbidden to publicly exhibit any sexual conduct (kissing, etc) even for heterosexuals; if I kissed my wife of 41 years in public, I would lose elections in Uganda.

The only point I disagreed on with some of the Members of Parliament (MPs) and other Ugandans was on the persons I thought were born homosexual.  According to the casual observations, there are rare deviations in nature from the normal.  You witness cases like albinos (nyamagoye), barren women or men (enguumba), epa (breastless women) etc.  

I, therefore, thought that similarly there were people that were born with the disorientation of being attracted to the same sex.  That is why I thought that that it was wrong to punish somebody on account of being born abnormal.  That is why I refused to sign the Bill and, instead, referred it to our Party (the NRM) to debate it again.  

In the meantime, I sought for scientific opinions on this matter.  I am grateful to Ms. Kerry Kennedy of the USA who sent me opinions by scientists from the USA saying that there could be some indications that homosexuality could be congenital.  In our conference, I put these opinions to our scientists from the Department of Genetics, the School of Medicine and the Ministry of Health.  

Their unanimous conclusion was that homosexuality, contrary to my earlier thinking, was behavioural and not genetic.  It was learnt and could be unlearnt.  I told them to put their signatures to that conclusion which they did.  That is why I declared my intention to sign the Bill, which I will do.  

I have now received their signed document, which says there is no single gene that has been traced to cause homosexuality.  What I want them to clarify is whether a combination of genes can cause anybody to be homosexual.  Then my task will be finished and I will sign the Bill.

After my statement to that effect which was quoted widely around the World, I got reactions from some friends from outside Africa.  Statements like: “it is a matter of choice” or “whom they love” which President Obama repeated in his statement would be most furiously rejected by almost the entirety of our people.  

It cannot be a matter of choice for a man to behave like a woman or vice-versa.  The argument I had pushed was that there could be people who are born like that or “who they are”, according to President Obama’s statement.  I, therefore, encourage the US government to help us by working with our Scientists to study whether, indeed, there are people who are born homosexual.  When that is proved, we can review this legislation.  

I would be among those who will spearhead that effort.  That is why I had refused to sign the Bill until my premise was knocked down by the position of our Scientists.

I would like to discourage the USA government from taking the line that passing this law will “complicate our valued relationship” with the USA as President Obama said.  Countries and Societies should relate with each other on the basis of mutual respect and independence in decision making.

“Valued relationship” cannot be sustainably maintained by one Society being subservient to another society.  There are a myriad acts the societies in the West do that we frown on or even detest.  We, however, never comment on those acts or make them preconditions for working with the West.  

Africans do not seek to impose their views on anybody.  We do not want anybody to impose their views on us.  This very debate was provoked by Western groups who come to our schools and try to recruit children into homosexuality.   It is better to limit the damage rather than exacerbate it.

I thank everybody.

Yoweri K. Museveni Gen. (Rtd)

P R E S I D E N T

18th February 2014.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; uganda
He nails it here:

“Valued relationship” cannot be sustainably maintained by one Society being subservient to another society.  There are a myriad acts the societies in the West do that we frown on or even detest.  We, however, never comment on those acts or make them preconditions for working with the West.  


1 posted on 02/25/2014 4:47:46 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Dear President Museveni,
Here in America we do not address our President as
His Excellency despite his predilection for us to do so.
We have other names for our current President but they
are for the most part unprintable in polite company..
Thanks
a concerned American.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 4:55:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley

Thank you very much, Mr. President.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 4:55:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley
Barack Obama, like all leftists, cannot govern effectively unless every knee is made to bend to his will.

As a good leftist always believes, there is no other legitimate point of view beyond their own, therefore there is no reason to tolerate anyone who has an opposing point of view, let alone respect him.

Leftists have made it clear its either us or them, there is no in between.

4 posted on 02/25/2014 4:56:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: markomalley

Indeed he does nail it and I salute President Museveni for standing for law. Conversely here in AZ the NFL has entered politics by threatening the State of Arizona should Governor Brewer sign a bill along with the money men in that state which would disallow true possession “respecting the ownership of private businesses”.....law should supersede money.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:03:42 PM PST by yoe
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To: markomalley; little jeremiah

I watched that dignified man make that announcement on TV news last night in Australia, and thought..IF ONLY!

Message to those who disagree, it’s none of your business, it’s their country and their culture.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:07:40 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: yoe; tet68; Jim Robinson; skeeter; little jeremiah; 2ndDivisionVet; narses; All
As he said when he signed the bill:
It seems the topic of homosexuals was provoked by the arrogant and careless Western groups that are fond of coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality and lesbianism, just as they carelessly handle other issues concerning Africa...

7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:07:57 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

How is it that the president of a country that takes millions of dollars in US aid has more balls to stand up to the dirtbag in the white hut than the governor of Arizona? Just shows how pathetic the Republican party has become.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:12 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: tet68

Dear President Museveni,
Here in America we do not address our President as
His Excellency despite his predilection for us to do so.
We have other names for our current President but they
are for the most part unprintable in polite company..
Thanks
a concerned American.”
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Plus 1 from here!


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: markomalley
The new Ugly American - the meddling know-it-all do-gooder left winger.

You;d think their having access to American public school kids would be enough for them, but no, they have to have their pick of everyone else's, kids, too.

10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: markomalley

I hope that he continues to reveal himself and his agenda.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:13:45 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Stop Obama.
Support Free Republic.

12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:18:45 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: markomalley

Yoweri Museveni
President of UgandaYoweri Kaguta Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986. Wikipedia
Born: August 15, 1944 (age 69), Ntungamo, Uganda
Spouse: Janet Museveni (m. 1973)
Office: President of Uganda since 1986
Siblings: Salim Saleh, Violet Kajubiri
Children: Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Patience Museveni Rwabwogo, Natasha Museveni Karugire, Diana Museveni Kamuntu
Books: Sowing the mustard seed, What is Africa’s problem?

CHRISTIAN. NOW WATCH. THE UN WILL ACCUSE HIM OF ALL SORTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. THE MUSLIMS WILL AGITATE AND STIR UP THE OPPOSITION. AND UNDER THE ‘DUTY TO PROTECT’ PROTOCOL, HE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO NATO DESTROYING THE ENTIRE INFRASTRUCTURE AND HANDING THE COUNTRY OVER TO ISLAM.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:37:29 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: markomalley

Christians in Uganda demand protection from Muslim extremists
Islam devotees go on defense after acid attack on preacher

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/18/christians-in-uganda-demand-protection-from-muslim/?page=all


14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:45 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: Viennacon

musuveni and putin are better leaders than our own. i guess it will be okay for gays to hurl racial slurs at africans.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:30 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

Liberals will pi** on the black man, you know why? Because the black man doesn’t have the money that the homosexuals have, and those that do have money have made all of it from the Democrat Party (Al NotsoSharpton).

The last time Obama went to Africa, he was roundly criticized by both the governments of Kenya and the Gambia. They see through this Milton Obote wannabe. The Egyptians see him for what he is too.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

3o years from now it may be that we will have to move to africa or russia to have religious freedom.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 6:31:18 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

Very possible, but it is also possibly that Asia will end up having more religious freedom than us.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 6:34:21 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

Countries and Societies should relate with each other on the basis of mutual respect and independence in decision making.

“Valued relationship” cannot be sustainably maintained by one Society being subservient to another society.


Obama thinks he is a dictator, even over other societies and countries! Shame on “Mr. President”.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 6:36:02 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: mongo141; tet68

Plus 2


20 posted on 02/25/2014 6:39:18 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: mongo141; tet68

Plus 2


21 posted on 02/25/2014 6:41:13 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: markomalley

Has Obama threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia and others?


22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:46:31 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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