Sunday, November 25, 2007

Uganda definitely anti-homosexual, government officials state

In another bigoted move, Anglican bishops restarted the issue against homosexuality during a preparatory meeting to the Commonwealth summit in Uganda. AllAfrica dot com reports a heavy exchange of words between bishop (yet another bishop), ahem... "Assistant Bishop of Kampala Church of Uganda Diocese, Zac Niringiye" and a Canadian gay attendant to the summit. Other online sources like New Vision Online say the "ETHICS minister James Nsaba Buturo has dismissed the recommendations of the Commonwealth People’s Forum on gay and lesbian rights."

But Pink News comes with more worrying descriptions about what can be only described as a gay-hunt in Uganda, and by means of Anglican dioceses, in Anglican Africa, with the only probable exceptions of dioceses run by Trevor Mwamba and Desmond Tutu (who recently "slammed" the Anglican church for "being obsessed with homosexuality" in an interview to BBC). On Pink News report:

A group of anti-gay activists has protested in Uganda against gay rights and accused Europeans of trying to change the law to decriminalise homosexuality.
The demonstration by the Rainbow Coalition against Homosexuality took place at Kololo airport yesterday, and was led by Pastor Martin Sempa, who has generated large amounts of publicity through his attacks on gay people in Uganda.

Sempa, or Ssempa, is an old foe of homosexuals, well known by our fellow blogger in the GayUganda blog, where you'll surely find additional first-hand information about these and other issues.

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