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Feb 26 2014

Bigots Flip Out Over Obama’s Criticism of Ugandan Law

Last week President Obama released a statement condemning Uganda’s new law that makes the penalties for being gay much harsher, including life in prison for “aggravated” — that is, repeated — homosexuality. Naturally, the anti-gay bigots are freaking out over this and making a staggeringly hypocritical argument against it:

President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal “fundamental freedoms” in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”…

American observers said, while they may take a different approach than Museveni, President Obama’s remarks are an act of cultural hubris.

“His arrogance is breathtaking,” Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and senior fellow of Concerned Women for America’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, told LifeSiteNews. The “president repeatedly insists that his personal values and beliefs are equated with the nation’s values and beliefs. When he insists that those controversial ideas constitute a human right, the president is saying that the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant.”

He is also disregarding the views of most Africans, they say. An estimated 72 percent of all African nations have passed or are in the process of passing laws restricting public homosexual behavior.

Crouse told LifeSiteNews that President Obama’s actions are a form of “cultural imperialism – exporting the sexual crusade of a very small minority of Americans with outsized influence,” who have tried “to tear down the moral foundations of our nation as well as the rest of the world.”

Wait…Christians are complaining about “cultural imperialism” toward Africa? The same religion that has sent massive numbers of missionaries to Africa to convert the natives to Christianity and sent people like Scott Lively over there to convince them to pass barbaric laws like this? Another irony meter bites the dust.

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  1. 1
    borax

    Apparently the U.S. gives Uganda 400 million a year in aid. I want the U.S. to suspend all aid until this law is abolished. I got that number from NPR while driving to work. Correct me if I’m Wrong.

  2. 2
    timgueguen

    “It’s not cultural imperialism if it’s The Truth!” will be their only defense.

    It will interesting to see how long it takes for these laws to be used against the political opponents of the ruling governments. The fact you can be charged for not reporting homosexuals in Uganda should leave room for all sorts of creative uses. And I wonder if we won’t see at least one foreign evangelist connected to Lively and his ilk fall afoul of the laws.

  3. 3
    Blondin

    Wait…Christians are complaining about “cultural imperialism” toward Africa?

    I had the same reaction recently when a Catholic acquaintance posted a screed decrying Belinda Gates’ efforts to make family planning and contraception available to African women as “cultural imperialism”.

  4. 4
    Synfandel

    I wouldn’t say that “the right to have sex with a member of the same sex” is a “fundamental freedom”. I would say, rather, that whom one chooses to have sex with (or live with or marry) is no one else’s f’king business.

  5. 5
    dugglebogey

    I thought they hate him because he’s really a secret African, now they hate him because he disrespected Africans?

    Really?

  6. 6
    Modusoperandi

    TYPICAL LIBERALS STUMBLING AROUND THE WORLD ADVOCATING YOUR MORAL VIEW AND INJECTING YOURSELF INTO OTHER COUNTRYS POLITICS! THATS OUR JOB!!!

  7. 7
    matty1

    @4 I’d say the right not to have the government punish you for things that are ‘no one else’s f’king business’ is a fundamental right.

  8. 8
    Andrew T.

    So…the clientele of “LifeSiteNews” is crowing about the “Kill the Gays” bill. I guess it all makes sense: After all, only gays are harmed (and they’re bound for hell anyway)…not parasitic fetal cells, or communion wafers, or anything good like that!

  9. 9
    lynxreign

    “the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant”

    Because they are.

  10. 10
    John Corbett

    But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”…

    Which is it? Is President Obama the “cultural imperialist” who imposes Western values on former colonial outposts? Or is he the “Kenyan anti-colonialist” of Dinesh D’Souza’s active imagination?

    If these guys are going to hate President Obama, they should at least figure out why they hate him.

  11. 11
    sharonb

    And they really can’t understand why church attendance and the % of Americans describing themselves Christian is going down every year. When Christian = hate in the public mind, it is just more brand poisoning and these authoritarian armband-Christians are doing it to themselves.

  12. 12
    John Pieret

    critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”…

    Saying that a law that imprisons people for life for conduct between consenting adults is wrong is ‘promoting’ homosexuality?

    Let’s rewrite this a bit … critics say his promotion of Christianity (by opposing long prison terms or worse for them) in areas (like the Mideast) that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”…

  13. 13
    Modusoperandi

    John Corbett “If these guys are going to hate President Obama, they should at least figure out why they hate him.”
    They do know why they hate him. He exists. Ergo, whatever he does is wrong, even if he does the opposite or does nothing at all*.

     
    * He should have acted in Libya sooner and he should have given it more time to sort itself out.
    He should have spent more time at the negotiation table and he shouldn’t have wasted so much time talking.
    He should have gone in alone and he should have built a strong international coalition.
    He shoudn’t have handed off control so soon and he should have done it earlier.
    He should have bombed more and he shouldn’t be so quick to violence.
    Etc.

  14. 14
    d.c.wilson

    “the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant”

    When it comes to how other people live their lives, yes. Sucks, don’t it?

  15. 15
    felidae

    Aren’t we touched by the concern of Concerned Women of America that gays should be closeted, children be ignorant of evolution and sexuality, abortion be unavailable and prayer returned to schools when there are much more urgent things to be concerned about in our society?

  16. 16
    jnorris

    The same religion that has sent massive numbers of missionaries to Africa to convert the natives to Christianity …

    The same religion that claims bringing hundreds of thousands of Africans to America as slaves and making them Christians was good because it saved their souls.

  17. 17
    Ichthyic

    If these guys are going to hate President Obama, they should at least figure out why they hate him.

    this is what happens when they are too cowardly to admit they are just fucking racists; the lies and excuses start to pile on top of each other, contradictions be damned.

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