By Melanie Nathan, December 01, 2014.
Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has kept true to her Xmas tradition, packing a Xmas punch against Uganda’s homosexuals. Back in 2012 she promised to deliver the popular Anti-Homosexuality Act as her Christmas gift to the good citizens of Uganda that year. She failed to do so. Then the following Xmas, December, 2013, delivered the Anti-Homosexuality Act, just 5 days before that Xmas day. Unfortunately for her, that legislation was invalidated by the Courts, because Madam Speaker had failed to pass it with the requisite quorum in Parliament. And now just one day into December, she is at it again, speaking myth and lie about homosexuality, in the hope that she can find some redemption in her failures. Or perhaps just at that old scapegoating again. After all its a masterful political tool.
According to the Ugandan press, at the golden jubilee celebrations of St Stephen’s Church in Pajwenda, Tororo District on Sunday, Kadaga warned the clergy and leaders against homosexuality, alleging that it is infiltrating schools and churches, saying that “homosexuals are recruiting members of religious institutions into the practice.”
Kadaga said computers and books donated to schools are installed with software and literature that promote homosexuality in the institutions. She encouraged parents to reject offers from foreigners who pretend to be adopting their vulnerable children and taking them abroad for support, saying they are instead being recruited into gay practices.
“Be very careful because gays are here to distort our heritage. We have discovered that they adopt our children and confine them in gay communities abroad to train them on gay practices. By the time they come back home, they are already influenced by homosexuality and are used to influence others in the community,” she said.
And just in case anyone thought that the Ugandan governing regime was making any sense at all, we have this highly valued and very enlightening remark by the wise dictator himself. Indeed, it is reported that President Yowerie Museveni said:
“Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and condom use are the best ways to protect yourself against HIV/Aids. But for me I advise you to put padlocks on your private parts” – President Museveni during celebrations to mark World Aids Day. #WAD2014 #WorldAIDSDay
Now can we take this regime very seriously? !
But we must take this all seriously, after all speaking against Uganda’s homosexuals community is a way to help Ugandans overcome their real problems – or at least forget their concerns. Its easier to trigger persecution, with hate than to govern with real legislation.
Its much more productive to drum up support for proposed new anti-gay legislation based on nonsensical allegations, than to legislate and govern for the people by, for example, enacting the much needed Marriage and Family Bill, so women can get off the streets and not have to prostitute themselves to feed their children, while servicing the men who pay them instead of child support. Lest we forget how effective such talk is in helping cast the eye away from the NRM and its dictator, the poverty, the corruption, the oppression – safely forget about all of that, thanks to that super powerful humongous gay lobby intent on infiltrating everywhere.
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