Uganda to ban NGO's they accuse of promoting homosexuality
Author: Jean-Yves Dushime
Thursday 19th of July 2012 02:44:41 PM

While we may revel in the progress of acceptance and equal treatment of homosexuals in some parts of the world, it is extremely sad and infuriating how in other parts of the world we are going backwards: some governments are making extreme efforts to oppress and blatantly squash homosexuals in their country.

The Ugandan government recently said it was banning 38 NGOs it accuses of promoting homosexuality and "recruiting children" into homosexuality. "The NGOs are channels through which monies are channelled to (homosexuals) to recruit," said ethics minister, Simon Lokodo, a former Catholic priest.

A bill calling for harsh penalties against homosexuals and outlawing the "promotion" of homosexuality, including providing financial support to gays and lesbians, is pending in the country's parliament.

A previous bill called for the death penalty for repeat offenders, although the new version is expected to drop this clause, as well as calls for life imprisonment, after international condemnation of the proposal and threats to cut off aid.

To show your support and solidarity to the Ugandan homosexuals, you can sign one of the online petitions in support of this community, there is one on avaaz.

This government cannot get away with this especially in this day and age, please show your support and tell your friends to.

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