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Ugandan Paper Prints Gay Hit List

Now that President Musevini has signed Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay law and put it into effect, the witch hunts have officially begun. A Ugandan newspaper published a list of 200 allegedly gay people. I fully expect that, like Nigeria, they will be rounding up anyone suspected of being gay.

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.

Many on the list “are scared and they need help,” said Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent Ugandan gay activist who was named in in the Red Pepper tabloid. “Some want to leave the country and they are asking to be helped.”…

Onziema, who has repeatedly warned that Uganda’s new law could spark violence against gays, said the tabloid had provided enough information to identify many people who had not come out publicly.

“Some of the employers have read the paper, and from the descriptions they can tell who these people are,” he said.

Few Ugandans identify themselves publicly as gay, and the tabloid’s actions recalled a similar list published in 2011 by a now-defunct tabloid that called for the execution of gays. A prominent Ugandan gay activist, David Kato, was killed after that list came out.

“The media witch hunt is back,” tweeted Jacqueline Kasha, a well-known Ugandan lesbian activist who is among those listed in the Red Pepper story.

I’d like to see the Obama administration offer asylum to anyone from Uganda and Nigeria who fears arrest or violence.

Comments

  1. scienceavenger says

    Musevini in an interview was asked if he disliked gays personally and he said “Of course. The things they do are disgusting, despicable, etc.” It sounded way more intense than if he were merely talking about male naughty bits touching each other. There are propagandists there that claim homosexuals are into scat play, child molestation, and things I don’t care to repeat. Sounds like he bought that BS hook line and sinker.

  2. John Pieret says

    According to this source, he has:

    President Obama has instructed officials across government to “ensure that US diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, and transgender persons” around the world.

    Under the move, legal, moral, and financial support will be boosted for gay rights organizations, emergency assistance will be sent to groups or individuals facing threats, and asylum in the US will be offered to people forced to flee anti-gay persecution in their countries, Mr. Obama said.

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1211/clinton_gay_africa.php3

    And, of course, the bigots in Africa are just as angry as out own bigots.

  3. busterggi says

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    Martin Wagner
    February 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm (UTC -5) Link to this comment
    Where in the hell is the goddamn UN? Why isn’t Uganda being officially censured?

    Have you noticed that Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and is pursuing the same sor tof discrimination? There’s your answer.

  4. Trebuchet says

    Exactly how long do you think a gay person would last in a Ugandan prison?

    I’m betting less than 24 hours.

    My guess is that most won’t even live long enough to get to trial.

  5. says

    Can I propose a swap with Uganda? We’ll take all of their gays and lesbians if they take Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, and all the other crazy bigots in our society.

  6. bmiller says

    I’m surprised they even have time in Nigeria for this kind of stuff, given that much of the population seems to be engaged in witch child burning, mosque burning, college kid slaughtering, and the like.

  7. mikeyb says

    Thank you American Christofascists for directly aiding and abetting the exporting of this hatred across the globe with it’s deadly consequences. In case anyone cares to know how pernicious our influence has been in all of this see the recent documentary film (or you tube clips about) – God Loves Uganda.

  8. Artor says

    Ugandans should be made aware that the editor of this newspaper is a closeted gay man. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but Ugandans should be made aware of it. And don’t forget the politicians who drafted the bill. Gays, every one of them.

  9. eamick says

    Where in the hell is the goddamn UN? Why isn’t Uganda being officially censured?

    The Commonwealth won’t be of much use on this, either; Most of its members have anti-gay legislation on the books, though in many cases it’s colonial-era holdovers rather than active persecution.

  10. Ichthyic says

    Can I propose a swap with Uganda? We’ll take all of their gays and lesbians if they take Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, and all the other crazy bigots in our society.

    Don’t forget Scott Lively; he’s singlehandedly responsible for a lot of the misinformation that goaded this decision.

    people are indeed trying to put him on trial for it. current hearings are set for sometime next year, unfortunately.

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