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  1. #1 Joshua Zelinsky
    December 28, 2010

    At this point, I think if this law gets passed Ugandan gays will be morally justified in engaging in terrorism against the Ugandan government in general and more narrowly anyone who supports or assists in this law.

    (And yes, I know that terrorism might not be the right word because people generally use the word to only apply to actions that they disagree with.)

  2. #2 Athena
    December 28, 2010

    Is this something the UN can forestall? The Human Rights Commission? Jeez, I’m so sick of hearing about people being killed or threatened. “Why can’t we just get along?”.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    December 28, 2010

    The UN addressed this. What the UN did was to remove “being gay” from the list of reasons one cannot be discriminated against.

    Fundementalist christian and fundementalist muslim groups around the world, including the American group that runs Uganda (known as The Family) snuck this by the rest of the planet. According to International News, as of a few weeks ago, the UN can not complain about killing, torturing, or imprisoning people for being gay. That opens up the opportunity for Uganda to do what they want.

  4. #4 Stephanie Z
    December 28, 2010

    It was unsnuck right before Christmas (http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/12/21/UN_to_Vote_on_Gay_Executions/). The eyes of the world make some difference, but not enough. Instead of the 70-some countries voting for the original change, there were 55 voting against the restoration.

  5. #5 MacTurk
    December 29, 2010

    It would seem to be the right time to start recruiting, training and arming the Ugandan Gay Liberation Front.

    If formed, how long before it is banned as a terrorist organisation by the USA, EU, etc? And of course, any attempt to support this hypothetical organisation would be interfering neo-colonialisation.

    And oh Dog, what a slimy immoral little sleazeball he is. Self righteous hyprocrite. Family vaues my arse!

    It should be made clear to this steaming pile of elephant turds that no civilised nation will extradite any one under the terms of this Nazi-inspired bill.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    December 29, 2010

    Not inspired by Nazi’s. The bill was written and engineered by members of The Family, a Washington D.C. based organization that overlaps significantly with the Republican Party. Also, if the Republicans get to write and sign the bills in the US, you can bet there will be extradition of gay Ugandans.

  7. #7 Monado
    December 29, 2010

    Any gay person coming from Uganda should be able to claim refugee status in a civilized country.

    But I’m not holding my breath. A Mexican woman who feared for her life because of death threats against her for being gay, who came to Canada after her life partner was murdered, was just deported back their because a refugee claims board didn’t find her fears credible. It makes me angry.

  8. #8 Anonymous
    December 29, 2010

    Any gay person coming from Uganda should be able to claim refugee status in a civilized country.

    This has proved difficult to impossible so far.

  9. #9 MadScientist
    December 30, 2010

    You might even say dey’s buggered like a catholic choirboy. I wonder how many religious people out there approve of their church donations going into lobbying for such laws in other countries?

  10. #10 Greg Laden
    December 30, 2010

    I wonder how many religious people out there approve of their church donations going into lobbying for such laws in other countries?

    Among those attending churches that donate to this stuff?

    If I had to guess, I’d say most of them overtly, nearly 100% in their heart of hearts.

  11. #11 MAJ
    December 31, 2010

    The next time some asshat tells me that secular humanist values really and truly come from a strong Christian base, I’ll point to the utopia that is Uganda.

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