Life in Uganda

August 20, 2007

I’m back from vacation– haven’t had time to write anything yet but  thought I would share this bit from Planet Out News with you.  It is no wonder the church in Uganda opposes us so heavily, considering we do not have even human rights in that country (much less civil rights):

Ugandan gay rights advocates appealed for acceptance Friday, saying they face regular abuse by police in a country where being gay is punishable by life in prison.

“Our message is simple and clear; let us live in peace,” said Victor Juliet Mukasa, 32, head of Sexual Minorities Uganda — a previously little-known group that spoke to the media for the first time this week. “We are human beings and should have the same rights as any other citizen of Uganda.”

Attitudes toward gays in Uganda are typical of those across the continent, where many countries outlaw homosexuality and where gays are prone to prejudice and violence.

“There is no question of equal treatment for these strange fellows,” government spokesman Kirunda Kivejinja said. “Homosexuality is repugnant to the people of Uganda.”

Read the whole story here.



One Response to “Life in Uganda”

  1. Jan Says:

    I remember when I visited Zambia last summer for a month, we were told that NO homosexuals existed there. That certainly seemed difficult to believe. . . .Uganda appears to be a little “ahead” of Zambia.

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