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Uganda says US sanctions over anti-gay law hit vulnerable
AFP ^ | 6/23/2014

Posted on 06/23/2014 4:50:40 AM PDT by markomalley

Uganda warned on Monday that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the "most vulnerable" in the country.

Washington last week froze some aid programmes, as well as cancelling military air exercises and barring entry to the US for specific Ugandan officials involved in "human rights abuses", including against the gay community.

Signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February, the law calls for "repeat homosexuals" to be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and obliges Ugandans to denounce gays to the authorities.

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The description of this law is an utter distortion. See the actual text of the law.

The interesting thing is that since this bill was signed into law last winter, you'd think you would hear of the huge "anti-gay" pogrom taking place in Uganda. But their predictions of a purge haven't come true. So therefore, they continue to fear-monger.

I refuse to call the left "liberals" or "libs" -- there is nothing "liberal" about them.

1 posted on 06/23/2014 4:50:41 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

seems pretty straight forward and as complete a wording as a normal reader could understand.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 5:05:06 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: markomalley

Well, this is coming to us soon. What does this have to do with general missions of benevolence? Why specific to gays? This legislation is a sham.
But Uganda is better off without corrupt US help at this time.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 5:09:40 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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When is Obama gonna start punishing all the islamic countries where homosexuals can be executed?

Uganda has a large Christian population. This isn’t and has never been about “gay rights”. This is about punishing Christians.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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