Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Anti-Homosexual rallies in Kampala (received today)

Folks, homophobia is the greatest test humanists are facing today in Uganda. As I write this piece, demonstrators - a bunch of youth led by Uganda's thieving and hypocritical pastors are- covering the entire Kampala city with vehicles loaded with mega speakers and hundreds of youth shouting all sorts of insults at the Danish embassy, very near to my office, they are doing this to all foreign embassies that have recently come out to speak for tolerance and a need to observe human rights laws.

Two days ago, leading law dons in Uganda held a joint conference with anti gay legislators and the conference become an arena in which the legislators warned that the law is to be passed and all of us who in one way or another are promoting human rights and calling for a review of the anti homosexuality bill were warned of the impending dangers.

Friends, its going to be hard to research, write a book or even be associated with gays as the bill makes it criminal. I am writing a book on homosexuality and data collection on this issue is on going. With this law, I am keeping my fingers crossed.

PAUL KATO MUKASA
Founding Chairperson HUMANIST ASSOCIATION FOR LEADERSHIP, EQUITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

1 comment:

anticant said...

Homophobia - or, more accurately, persecution of homosexuals - is the greatest test not just humanists, but humanity, faces worldwide.

A top level international campaign to eradicate it is urgently needed. Don't count on Archbishop "candle in the wind" Rowan Williams to be in the vanguard, though.