Statement from Pastor Martin Ssempa and the Family Policy and Human Rights Centre to President Jacob Zuma not to jeopardise Uganda/South African relations by cancelling Mr. Jon Qwelane as Envoy to Uganda.
We would like to support your wise decision to send Mr. Jon Qwelane as South African envoy to
and request that you do not listen to the homosexual extremists who are demanding that you disqualify him, and rather send an extreme homosexual propagandist. We have also learnt that because of Mr. Jon Qwelane views which are strong on traditional marriage, and who does not put sodomy as a major pillar of his foreign policy agenda, homosexual groups are demanding that you cancel his appointment. Uganda
We would like to say that Mr. Jon Qwelane views of understanding the importance of a traditional family are in tandem with
’s society where sodomy is a crime against the order of nature. This is due to our national values contained in the legal, religious, cultural and natural beliefs. Uganda South Africaneeds an evoy who understands ’s societal views, and does not place the expansion of sodomy as the top agenda of his foreign policy. Therefore the cancelling of Mr. Jon Qwelane appointment due to pressure of homosexuals in Uganda South Africathreatens the delicate and good relationships between Ugandaand . South Africa
We take this letter to remind you that
South Africahas vast strategic economic interests in in the areas of communications, energy, banking, food and mineral sectors. These include household names such as MTN, Eskom, Stanbic, Nandos, and many others. The de-selection of Mr. Jon Qwelane and sending to Uganda Ugandasomeone who pleases the homosexual groups in threatens the good social standing of these companies in light of our nations values. You need to carefully weigh what is South Africa ’s strategic interest in our nation and region. Is it business or sodomy? South Africa
Cancelling Mr. Jon Qwelane appointment and sending someone else due to the pressure of the homosexuals will trigger a widespread civil society protest which stands to affect the South African businesses in
. This may incude the boycotting of your businesses as a means of sending our message across. A recent national survey showed that more than 95 percent of Ugandans are opposed to sodomy. Mr. President you have been to Uganda Ugandaand understand our deeply cherished culture on the tradional family which is why you have proposed Mr. Jon Qwelane as the envoy to . We ask that you continue with your wise and prudent appointment of Mr. Jon Qwelane as the envoy to Uganda . Uganda
Ahem, ahem. Maybe I should note that the Independent published the article, (I wonder why? ) on its blog, and immediately disclaimed the views expressed in the article!
“Lessons from the last 30 years of the HIV epidemic have shown us that recognition of the rights of people with different sexual identities is a necessary component for a successful HIV and health response,” stressed the UN expert.
“In many countries where sex between men is not criminalized and where stigma and discrimination have been reduced, men who have sex with men are more likely to take up HIV prevention, care and support and treatment services,” he added.
“I urge the Ugandan Parliament to build on its past successes in responding to HIV and to refrain from passing this Bill,” said Grover, while strongly supporting the President and other members of the Government in their attempts to prevent the initiative of some members of the Parliament that the bill becoming law.
He said: “
is in the great danger of taking a step backwards – away from realizing human rights for its people and away from an effective, evidence and rights-based HIV response.” Uganda