“There has been an impression that maybe Bahati is another Hitler, is another Saddam Hussein, is another Idi Amin of Uganda,” he said. “I’m not that. I love people. I love gays, but we disagree on how we should approach this issue.”
Ummm…. you DISAGREE with someone so you feel that justifies imprisoning them or putting them to death? This is different from Hitler exactly how? And you show your love for people by imprisoning them and murdering them? What kind of sick, twisted, self-delusional barbaric logic are you using, Bahati?
Oh, and thanks for adding to the atmosphere of fear and hate, American Evangelists. You fucking scumbags.
Across Africa, gay men and lesbians have been targeted for punishment or violent attacks in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Cameroon. But Mugisha says, in Uganda, there’s an American connection.
“Homophobia has always existed in Uganda,” he says. “But I would say it’s greatly increased over the past two years, ever since American evangelicals came to Uganda.”
Specifically, he’s referring to a conference in March 2009, when three Americans spoke to hundreds of people in Kampala about homosexuality. One of them was Scott Lively, who told the group: “The gay movement is an evil institution. The goal of the gay movement is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”
Lively, who declined an interview, heads Abiding Truth Ministries, a conservative evangelical group in Massachusetts that claims people can be healed from homosexuality. On that same trip, Lively met with members of Uganda’s Parliament, and a few months later, Parliament member David Bahati introduced a bill that would impose the death penalty on gays.
Just another example of how god and religion make the world a better place for us all.