The Ugandan Law

Gadget Vicar says it all so very well.


Much as I love Uganda, I must say this: the legislation signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni this morning is an evil thing masquerading as a good thing. It will bring persecution of people with same sex attraction and that is cruel.

That is no way to treat anyone, and it will have a negative effect on Uganda’s standing in the world. In addition, it’s definitely not the best Christian attitude available towards those one does not agree with.


9 Comments on “The Ugandan Law

  1. As I’ve stated before, the scrapped Ugandan law had made it an offence for a married woman to have an affair, while exonerating a cheating husband who might have an affair with an unmarried woman.

    This shows that anti-gay legislation is part of a vile substructure the supports a male-dominated culture of machismo contempt for anything that undermines their chauvinistic privilege.

    This has nothing to do with the non-aligned movement, since Uganda is happy to receive $400 million in US aid, while making gays a public scapegoat of the country’s ills.

    While the Ugandan scientists might prove that gays are not ‘born that way’, you could say the same of any ingrained human trait. The reality is that if they can justify prosecuting homosexuality, they should prosecute adultery and pre-marital sex.

    Legal toleration is not moral connivance. A person can take a moral stance against homosexual behaviour in terms of how a person’s soul may fare in the after-life. If men and women are to be truly won to Christ, it is by the persuasion of the truth about their eternal future without change and the reassurance of the grace needed to effect change in Christ.

    BTW, was I the only person revolted by sight of the leering 70 year old President looking around his audience and wondering with incredulity out loud about why any man wouldn’t be sexually attracted to the lovely women who attended the event?

  2. Three cheers for President Yoweri Museveni who has not bowed to immoral pressure but has done the right thing for Uganda

    • Is it simply the fact that he didn’t bow to international pressure, or is it right for a law to criminalise same-sex relations, but not pre-marital or extra-marital sex.

      Would you also support a law criminalising adultery and fornication?

        • Now we just need to equip police with night-vision goggles and thermal cameras to gather the ‘evidence’.

          I guess a hefty fine or custodial sentence is one way to stop teenagers from fooling around before marriage.

          And if young girls get pregnant out of wedlock, we can only hope that no-one will mind ‘squandering’ tax-payer’s hard-earned money on bastard ante-natal care. Otherwise, it takes this ‘tough love’ approach to a whole new level.

          I’d better stop before I spiral into dystopic depression.

  3. …it will have a negative effect on Uganda’s standing in the world.

    Substitute the word ‘world’ with ‘west’.

      • Without wishing to fisk the misappropriation of the word ‘civilized’, Jill’s comments touch upon an important issue:

        If sanctions are imposed there is a very real prospect that Museveni will simply become another Mugabe. The situation can be spun such that the narrative is one of racist, decadent western cultural imperialism (there is a seed of truth with the latter).

        For the record and avoidance of doubt, Utar opposes the law.


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