In holding ones breath, as the stench intensifies.
Bitter, isn’t that?
Ok. Deep breath in, and one out. Calm, calm, calm.
The religious leaders of our dear country Uganda were presenting their views on the bill. They were those from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and some Moslem leaders. Apparently, the SDA Church is merciful. They don’t want a homosexual put to death, because he or she is a homosexual. So, they want something else. Let it be life imprisonment. Because, from their point of view, taking a life is a final thing. Too final. Rather that a homosexual, who is a sinner like any other sinner, is jailed so that he might have time left on earth to repent and turn back from his or her sins.
Deep breath in, deep breath out. Calm, calm, calm.
Do you know how frustrating it is not to be able to shout to these people that I am NOT GUILTY OF ANY BLOODY THING?????????
I am gay. A gay Ugandan. I am guilty, just because I am gay.
And all the good people of my country, the country's leaders are sitting down to piously decide on which punishment I deserve.
The choice is not very hard. Those who are fierce moralists say it is Death. Death. Death. Those more merciful, say it should be life in prison. Just for being homosexual.....
Dear God in heaven, is this a nightmare or what?
Where was the debate? Oh, apparently, it was at the Parliament Committee for Presidential Affairs, where the public can give their views. And,....
No. I will not cry.
What would these people say if I told them that I am gay, and so they be damned?????
No. That is just stupid bravado...