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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Stealth Ecumenical affair : Pentecostal, Muslims , Catholics, Anglicans and SDAs organize prayers to thank President Museveni for signing the Anti-Homosexuality Act : I'm ready for Gay fight - Museveni

I'm ready for Gay fight - Museveni


Religious leaders give President Museveni a gift in Kampala yesterday to congratulate him for signing the anti-gays Bill into law. PHOTO BY STEPHEN WANDERA  

By  RICHARD WANAMBWA 
KAMPALA.
President Museveni yesterday told a rally of supporters of the Anti-Homosexuality Act that he endorsed the law to reaffirm Uganda’s sovereignty. The President said he did not approve of agitation by foreign powers against the new law.
Mr Museveni said the West have a wrong justification of homosexuality. He explained that besides the Bible being against the act, even long ago among African cultures homosexuals were referred to as ekifiire (walking dead).

 
“I want to thank honourable (David) Bahati and his group. I didn’t pay attention because I was involved in other sectors and little did I know it was a big issue. However, when big countries started giving us orders, I don’t like orders, especially from outside and I don’t know why these people became preachers for others?” Mr Museveni stated.

The Anti-Homosexuality Act is a brain-child of Ndorwa West MP David Bahati. He drafted a private members Bill which he presented to Parliament and it got overwhelming support. The gist of the Bill is the protection of, especially young children from homosexuality. The donor countries have since been up in arms, with some cutting aid.
The President stressed that homosexuality was unhealthy and people who indulge in it could get sexually transmitted diseases.

 

“I came to learn that homosexuality was unhealthy and this is because they go to a wrong address. Sexual organs of a human being are highly specialised,” he said.
Mr Museveni added that he delayed to sign the Bill because he wanted to be convinced that homosexuality was not genetic but due behavioural influence.


The President said he was going to meet religious leaders today to discuss the issue of establishing the Aids fund to cater for the 1.5 million people living with HIV/Aids since some donors are threatening to cut fund.
Earlier, speaker after speaker praised Mr Museveni for signing the Bill.

 

Other notable figures that the religious leaders described as saviours of African culture included MP Bahati who they said took a bold stand amidst intimidation from the West to introduce the Bill.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was praised for taking a firm stand to have the debate on the Bill.
Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali said it was an historic occasion that saw the country united for purpose. Mufti Ramadhan Mubajje praised Museveni, saying he redeemed Uganda.
The representative of the Evangelical Movement, Pator Simon Peter Emwau, said the courage Mr Museveni took in signing the Bill is a reflection of what he took in 1970s and 1980s when decided to fight bad leadership.

Uganda Celebrates Anti-Gay Law With Five-Hour Ceremony

By on April 1, 2014 
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UGANDA -
Fire jugglers, acrobats, and school children performed at a five-hour ceremony in the Ugandan capital on Monday called to celebrate the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.


Speakers paid tribute to President Yoweri Museveni, the official guest of honor, and linked Uganda’s fight against homosexuality with shedding its colonial past in an event that had the feeling of a campaign rally.
Quoting David Bahati (Lawmaker who Sponsored the bill)




"Today, we come here again [to celebrate] sovereignty and freedom … [and] to take charge of our destiny. ~ Bahati."



The event, called the “National Thanksgiving Service Celebrating the Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” was organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), an umbrella organization of the country’s major denominations, and other groups that had supported the bill, which punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison and essentially bans LGBT advocacy.

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Photo Credit – J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed

Quoting Bishop Simon Peter Emiau


"Your excellency demonstrated yet another courage by signing this bill. ~ Emiau."


Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda who delivered remarks on behalf of the IRCU, called for the creation of a trust funded by donations from ordinary Ugandans that would pay for anti-retroviral medications if foreign donors withdrew their support. Uganda should create this backstop rather than consider backing down on principle, he said.

"As Ugandans and Africans we have existed for generations without compromising our values, especially where marriage between a man and a woman is concerned. ~ Sheikh Shaban"

Arms raised: Ugandan pupils from different schools take part in an event organised by Christians to celebrate the signing of a new anti-gay bill that sets high penalties for homosexual sex

’m ready for Gay fight – Museveni

President Museveni yesterday told a rally of supporters of the Anti-Homosexuality Act that he endorsed the law to reaffirm Uganda’s sovereignty. The President said he did not approve of agitation by foreign powers against the new law.

Mr Museveni said the West have a wrong justification of homosexuality. He explained that besides the Bible being against the act, even long ago among African cultures homosexuals were referred to as ekifiire (walking dead).

Quoting President Museveni

“I want to thank honourable (David) Bahati and his group. I didn’t pay attention because I was involved in other sectors and little did I know it was a big issue. However, when big countries started giving us orders, I don’t like orders, especially from outside and I don’t know why these people became preachers for others?” ~ Museveni.
The President stressed that homosexuality was unhealthy and people who indulge in it could get sexually transmitted diseases.


"I came to learn that homosexuality was unhealthy and this is because they go to a wrong address. Sexual organs of a human being are highly specialised. ~ Museveni."