President Obama’s Human Rights Agenda derailed in Uganda! Ugandan Parliament & Church Officials in Uproar over Homogays…
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg is greeted by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
KAMPALA – President Obama has sent a very clear message to the Ugandan government that it must clean up its Human Rights violations or face loosing U.S. aid to this poverty stricken African nation. Genocide has a 20 year history in this country under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni who took office on 26 January 1986.
When President Museveni seized control of the government in 1986 homosexuality in this African nation was predominately “in the closet.” Gays were forced to secretly meet for “hook-ups” in back alleys, public restrooms, or at known Gay-friendly bars. As long as their gayness was kept hidden away from public view most Ugandan’s just avoided the issue by looking the other way. However anytime a homogay was “outted” they were commonly banished from their communities or stoned to death to the amusement of the children.
In the past five years gays in Ugandan have made some progress towards being recognized as they have stood up for basic human rights. And their effort did not go unnoticed in the U.S. But Uganda’s parliament challenged having to include homosexuals in the language under new laws being considered under the umbrella of human rights.
The response from Uganda’s government and ministries has turned into a backlash against U.S. foreign policy in that nation. “Ugandans want to keep things the way it’s always been,” said Jerry P. Lanier American ambassador to the Republic of Uganda from the U.S. Embassy in Kampala. Though human rights abuses and genocide have been long standing here the government and ministries have agreed to the release of an educational video to educate the public about homosexuality by portraying gays in a more friendly light.
Pastor Martin Sempa who appears in the video said, “I think Ugandans are coming around but this is a difficult subject here and we have much more work to do.”
Brother Johnathan Bane
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