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At least four gay Ugandans have been attacked since a publication printed personal information of the country's "top" homosexuals earlier this month, the Associated Press reports.

The small Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published photos, names, and addresses of the targeted individuals. A headline on the paper read "Hang Them."

"We felt there was need for society to know that such characters exist amongst them," Giles Muhame, the publication's managing editor, said of gays. "Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality, which is bad and need to be exposed. They take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans. In brief we did so because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable, and insults our traditional lifestyle."

Frank Mugisha, chairman of Sexual Minorities Uganda, said that 20 gay persons have been attacked in the last year in the country, where a bill that would make homosexuality punishable by the death penalty is still pending.


Giles Muhame, http://advocate.com 76 Comments [10/22/2010 3:58:23 AM]
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SaneChick

The named people need to receive immediate asylum in a country where their sexuality does not put their lives at risk.

10/22/2010 4:24:35 AM

Mister Spak

This is what happens when you recruit young children into christianity.

10/22/2010 5:01:53 AM

shykid

"They take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans."

No. That's what the religious right did to you, and you pitiful fools fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

10/22/2010 5:12:27 AM

gravematter

Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality

Yet again the cliche that homosexuality begets pedophilia. And the idea that there is a homosexual "side" to recruit for. Does this idea stem from the fact that religious fundamentalists treat religion like a war for which they must recruit followers? And therefore the homosexuals, who they are waging this war against, must have a similiar attitude and actively recruit their own followers? Such a ludicrous logical mis-step.

10/22/2010 5:49:06 AM

nutbunny

I'm glad I don't live in Uganda.
Things are going mighty sour over there due to many ignorant and/or malicious fundies. It's endemic to the region.
I would have loved it if more african countries tried to emulate South Africa's constitution which grants homosexuals equal rights- although a significant segment of the society in South Africa are anti-homosexual at the moment.
This is sad

10/22/2010 5:53:25 AM



*yawn* How boring. Couldn't the bad guys have had the decency to be Complete Monsters about this and actively dance on the graves of the victims or something? You know, give us something to REALLY be outraged about?

10/22/2010 6:03:24 AM

Doubting Thomas

This reminds me of the anti-abortion people publishing home addresses & phone numbers of abortion providers. Then they tried to claim they weren't advocating anything to happen to them.

10/22/2010 6:11:08 AM

Sevagram

Sadly, there are days when I think William S. Burroughs was right: gays don't need tolerance and understanding. What they need is GUNS.

10/22/2010 6:45:57 AM

the old firm

Disgusting.
Clearly Uganda doesn't have other problems to take care of, right? Right??? So instead, why not another round of "Persecute-a-minority"?

10/22/2010 6:50:45 AM

Canadia

SaneChick said it all.

10/22/2010 7:01:34 AM

Horsefeathers

"At least four gay Ugandans have been attacked since a publication printed personal information of the country's "top" homosexuals earlier this month, the Associated Press reports.

The small Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published photos, names, and addresses of the targeted individuals. A headline on the paper read "Hang Them."

"We felt there was need for society to know that such characters exist amongst them," Giles Muhame, the publication's managing editor, said of gays."


Obviously the only thing to do in this case is to start spreading the word that Muhame here is a "top" homosexual also and used his position to keep his name off the list. Or are you a "bottom" instead, Muhame? If you know what I mean, and I'm sure you do. *wink**wink*

"Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality, which is bad and need to be exposed."

No, they don't. It's nice to see that such bullshit isn't limited to this part of the world.

"They take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans."

Say what?

I suppose they walk around in fancy suits and flashy cars handing out cards that say, "Be gay and all of this can be yours!" right?

"In brief we did so because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable, and insults our traditional lifestyle."

You're a fuckwit. That, if there were any real justice in this world, would also be illegal. Most people actually do find it unacceptable and an insult to everything in general.

"Frank Mugisha, chairman of Sexual Minorities Uganda, said that 20 gay persons have been attacked in the last year in the country, where a bill that would make homosexuality punishable by the death penalty is still pending."

Nice to see Uganda is progressing into the 21st century. I mean, they're at least debating a law about it rather than just ignoring the entire issue and letting people kill one another for being gay.

10/22/2010 7:03:49 AM

Brendan Rizzo

If this were in America or Europe or something, I'd WTF it. But it's in Uganda, a Third World country which should never have existed in the first place. Didn't they have Idi Amin a few decades back?

I honestly don't care what happens in that shithole anymore.

10/22/2010 7:09:33 AM

aaa

This is what happens when you let fundamentalists run a country.

10/22/2010 7:43:07 AM

Seeker in the Dark

And when Uganda gets rid of all homosexuals and finds out that homosexuals keep being born, who will they blame for the "recruitment"? Witches? Oh, right, they could do just that...

10/22/2010 7:57:36 AM

dionysus

It's times like this that I lose faith in humanity. Why is it that we're such a fucking xenophobic and hateful species? Why do we need to persecute minorities? Why is it that assholes always get their way? What the fuck.

10/22/2010 8:07:20 AM



@Seeker in the Dark:

The churches there already do. Read Bartholomews Notes on Religion, where he details the dealings of the African churches and priests and priestesses who raid homes and attack young children for being witches. They also draw homosexuality into that.

10/22/2010 8:16:54 AM

TGRwulf

This is exactly what fundies here in the US want. Like I've said, they want to make us a fucking 3rd world country.

10/22/2010 8:27:39 AM



Why is it that assholes always get their way?

Because being an asshole is the only way to get YOUR way.

Look at what we did to Native Americans.

In short, as Lewis Black said.
"Good people dies young. But pricks live forever!"

10/22/2010 8:59:56 AM

StoneSpiral

This is why I'm against Missionary work. All it does is gives sadists a way out. Next they'll be publishing names, photos and addresses of witch children.

10/22/2010 9:04:58 AM



Sure, and what about the "morality" of those who hang them?. Contradiction at best.

10/22/2010 9:19:12 AM

Xotan

Well, call me a racist if you wish, but what is pending in Uganda is not so far removed from savagery.

Does anyone remember the Tutsis and Hutus and the genocide? This time it's find a common scapegoat, gays, so that the genocide can be put safely in the past.

For all Paul Theroux's kindly writing about Uganda, it seems the country is, after all, not so far removed from the days of King Mtesa, who would have a few of his court done to death, including some of his many wives, before lunch. But hand it to the Ugandans, they learnt very well the old canard that 'homosexuals recruit young people'.

If western countries stand by and let Uganda go down this road, then I despair of civilisation. Even now warnings should be issuing that such an internal policy is not compatible with good external relations and aid.

@ Mr. Spak

I doubt you will hear one admonitory word from any christian church.

10/22/2010 9:57:24 AM

misshani

"Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality"

"because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable, and insults our traditional lifestyle."


How strange. That's exactly what religious homophobes say in the U.S.! I can't imagine there's any connection! [/sarcasm]

Hey, Christians, there's more blood on your hands. You keep thinking it's from nailing yourselves onto your crosses, but it's actually from everyone else who dies as a result of your persecution complexes.

10/22/2010 10:10:18 AM

freako104

Funny enough, you are also taking advantage and recruiting children and poverty stricken Ugandans.

10/22/2010 10:12:13 AM

rw23

@Xotan

>Does anyone remember the Tutsis and Hutus and the genocide? This time it's find a common scapegoat, gays, so that the genocide can be put safely in the past.

Yes, I remember. I remember that the Tutsi genocide took place in Rwanda, not Uganda.

10/22/2010 10:30:43 AM

Old Viking

I always say, if you're not like me you should be attacked and beaten.

10/22/2010 11:16:07 AM
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