This Blog isn’t a Gay Rights sort of Blog. I don’t think that gays should be given special treatment. Same goes for Blacks, minorities, Moslems, women…
An even playing field.
Be good to the good guys. Help someone worth helping and worthy of help. Always treat the weak well. Look after animals and the environment. And give the scumbags a kicking.
That’s the bottom line.
But this Blog also thinks governments and religious zealots should stay out of people’s lives if what they are doing isn’t hurting anybody else. What harm is a gay Ugandan doing?
Idi Amin? The guy needed an air strike. He got one. But not in the right place. The Israeli missiles should have been directed straight up his fat arse.
The Ugandan Lords Resistance Army (allegedly enforcing the Ten Commandments) is still forcing heretics and peasants to eat each other and stealing their children for indoctrination and military training. Read all about it in my novel Homunculus.
These are the Ugandans who urgently need the death penalty. I suggest slow strangulation by piano wire. Accompanied by a vigorous bastinado.
Not somebody who is gay. Leave them alone. They haven’t chosen their sexual orientation. The LRA have chosen their behaviour.
Hang em high and read the following post.
Sign if you have time. Petitions don’t really work in Africa. But worth a shot!
PS Oh gawd! My wife is now playing the moonlight sonata. Is there anything more lovely on a warm tropical evening than to have a moon, the sound of frogs and singing insects in the palms and the glories of a piano? Hope! Let’s keep going. Let’s fix the world!
Subject: Stop the Uganda death law
Debate is raging in Uganda on the proposal to execute gay people. We can’t let extremists drown out voices of reason — donate now for opinion polls and ads showing Ugandans choose human rights over violent extremism:
In just two weeks, nearly half a million of us have signed the global petition against Uganda’s proposed law to sentence gay people to death and jail their friends.
It’s an extraordinary response to a terrifying law — but more is needed. Extremists are escalating their rhetoric — with one pastor showing gay pornography in order to whip up rage. But very few know the harsh details of this draconian bill. And no public opinion poll has asked whether the Ugandan people would support such mass execution.
The Ugandan movement against the bill, which has been electrified by global solidarity, hasn’t had the resources to inform their fellow citizens about the bill’s deadly provisions.
If enough of us chip in, we can help launch radio spots, newspaper ads, and billboard campaigns that reach millions of Ugandans with the truth — and a powerful, human call to protect human rights. Donate now to fuel the defense of rights in Uganda:
While homophobia is widespread in Uganda, as in much of the world, so is a belief in basic human rights — and this bill is, at heart, an assault on human rights.
The fundamental belief that every life is equally precious, regardless of nation, creed, or sexual orientation, is at the heart of the opposition to this bill. It’s what has led hundreds of thousands of us to sign the petition — which has been sent to Ugandan and donor governments, and will be presented to the Speaker of Parliament in Uganda next week. And it’s what has united the church leaders, gay groups, and human rights advocates in Uganda to join together for justice.
The Ugandans at the front lines of this struggle are doing all they can. Our support — resources that cost us very little — can make all the difference in the world to them. Donate here:
Let’s rise to this moment, and make their cause our own.
Ben, Alice, David, Paula, Benjamin, Ricken, and the whole Avaaz team
PS: You can read the actual law here:
You can read more about the proposed law here:
If you haven’t signed it, you can join the petition against the law at this link: