Life in Uganda
March 30, 2007
Olivia Nabulwala says her family in Uganda was so angry and ashamed to learn she was a lesbian that her relatives hurled insults at her, pummeled her and, finally, stripped her and held her down while a stranger raped her…
“During this meeting, my Dad said so many unpleasant and hurtful words to me,” she says. “He was so angry that he reached out to grab my neck to strangle me. He stated he was going to kill me because I was an embarrassment to him, our family, as well as the entire clan.”
Blind loyalty to community, as I discussed in The Coming Out of the Church.
It is no coincidence that this same culture provides the context for some of the most vehement disagreement with the Episcopal Church.