Death To Gays Might Not Be Dead

At least one blogger is skeptical over claims that Uganda is abandoning its commitment to make executing homosexuals illegal. From a bad-looking website  pleasingly titled Box Turtle Bulletin:

WBS Television in Uganda late yesterday posted another report on YouTube featuring statements by members of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, which is charged with marking up the Anti-Homosexuality Bill with recommended changes. There are a few troubling aspects to the report. First, the reporter claims that the death penalty has been removed for “homosexuality acts with minors,” which sounds very suspiciously like several other previous reports, later proven to be false, that the death penalty had been removed. The last time we heard that line, we would quickly learn that the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee, in fact, had not removed the death penalty from the bill, but instead had simply obfuscated the death penalty’s presence in the bill.

Much more here. I guess we’ll have to see how this plays out. You can read more on the story here. In the meantime happy weekend to everyone (except ignorant moron malicious bigot Ugandan politicians).

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When he was a kid, Stephen Whitworth didn't like people who kicked over snowmen. He likes them even less now that he's a grown-up.

7 Responses to Death To Gays Might Not Be Dead

  1. Barb Saylor November 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Show a better example, Stephen : “its” is possessive.

    There won’t be any change in Uganda until Mr. Mugabe is gone, and even then it will have an uphill fight.

  2. A pedantic guy November 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Mugabe? I think you’re thinking of Zimbabwe. Yoweri Museveni is president of Uganda.

  3. Barb Saylor November 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    You’re right, and not pedantic at all.

  4. Stephen Whitworth November 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I’m having a sleepy-brained day, Barb–sorry!

  5. Stephen Whitworth November 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    As for Mugabe, I hope that prick has a terrible weekend, too.

  6. Barb Saylor November 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    That makes 2 of us, Stephen, for #4 and 5.

  7. Bytowner December 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    May Messrs. Musaveni and Mugabe alike be plagued by attacks of conscience and wisdom…and sadly, that doesn’t look like it’s happening yet in either case.

    And the same goes for the rest of their countries’ respective legislatures…

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