That has been like a light bulb jumping on in my head.
I was working on the previous post, and my conclusion that the Catholic church in Uganda was caught between its ignorance of things homosexual, [even relative to the official Catholic doctrine], and the belief that informing their minds to the contrary would be ‘promoting homosexuality’.
But, that is surely true for a lot of what has been happening. Those who shout most about gays, [excluding Ssempa], are actually supremely ignorant of what they are talking about. Of course they have amazed the world with regards to their ignorance. But, more than that, they have entrenched their ignorance by the contention that any information to the contrary would be ‘promoting homosexuality’.
So, of course the Archbishop of York, and Cantebury, were derisively dismissed for ‘promoting homosexuality’. And, so was Rick Warren. No voice of reason fails to excite that remarkable charge.
To highlight the pits of ignorance, just check out this article from one of the MPs of Uganda. Obua Denis Hamson.
No, he is not the Benson Obua-Ogwal, the co-sponsor of the Anti-Homosexuality bill. The friend who calls me a gay pervert. Simply because I am gay.
The title is all informative. We need to fight the unnatural gay vice.
Then, this man of god… Errrr, excuse me! This is not a ‘man of god’. This is a legislator who is citing the bible as the supreme authority. And, this is in the secular parliament of the
. Now, he didn’t get that particular memo. Republic of Uganda
Now, I think the best thing to do is to send the honourable MP the Desmond Tutu article. And, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda’s latest statement. [oh, they have been many!.] But, does the Rt Honourable Member want to be informed of other than things that strengthen his prejudices? I doubt. But, of course I have to try.
From quoting the bible for legislation, he then goes on to show the examples that
Africa should take as good, for cases of homosexuality. He cites the case. And, Yahya Jammwee of Malawi . The guy who wants the heads of homosexuals cut off. [of course, he is also a traditional juju man who cures HIV, but maybe Africans should NOT follow that example?] Gambia
Here is the Honourable MP's thoughts, well articulated in hate. Black and White.
These are examples that should be emulated by all African countries to forthwith stop the moral vice that is invading our society. I cannot imagine how a man can kiss and sleep with a fellow man! This is extremely satanic!
He doesn’t quote the Quoran. He is a good Christian? Maybe, the MP is!
Now, this rant is extremely interesting. Sad, and interesting. That a leader of the people of
should expose their [ahem, ahem, ahem, should I use that word? I fail to find one less inflammatory.] stupidity and ignorance…. Uganda
But, he is excused. After all, he is doing what Ssempa feels is justifiable. Showing off his anti-gay credentials. Never mind that it is akin to showing porn in church!
Now, should I blame the Churches, which have grandly rejected the bill?
It is very tempting. Very. To blame the church, because of course they are not blameless. And, like true hypocrites, they keep insisting that their position has not changed. That they still love us homosexuals, even when they started off by calling for our death, then ‘moderated’ in love to life imprisonment, till they were embarrassed by the world to now come almost totally around.
But, the MP, a leader of the people, for showing this kind of stupidity and ignorance, shows very clearly what the church in
has sown in hate. And, for being an incompetent thinking ignoramus, why, there is none but himself to blame. Because, I don’t believe that a person of the MPs blessings, should articulate so fully such a stupid position. But then, I have mentioned stupid too many times. Uganda
As a Ugandan legislator, I support the criminalisation of homosexuality because it is unnatural, non-christian [or non-Islamic] and a moral and social evil. As a Parliament, we may consider revising the proposed bill to limit the maximum penalty for offenders to life imprisonment rather than execution because it gives room for offenders to be rehabilitated.
I call upon other Members of Parliament to support this proposed bill for the moral good of our society and
’s young generation. Uganda
What I love about the gentleman, who once sat with Bahati on NTV and defended the bill, is the fact that he does not go in for the lies that Bahati and Ssempa have been spewing…. You remember that death was only for ‘defilement’? The guy is blunt, and true to his hatred.
As a Parliament, we may consider revising the proposed bill to limit the maximum penalty for offenders to life imprisonment rather than execution because it gives room for offenders to be rehabilitated.
And, talking of Christian love, the kind that Obua Denis Hamson articulates with flair above, Here is an interesting headline.
The Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) today decided to take strong punitive action, including ex-communication, against homosexual members.
The assembly of the BCM, the highest decision-making body of the powerful church in the state next only to the Presbyterian Church, resolved that homosexuality should be outlawed, church sources said.
Jesus is turning in his grave. Sacrilege, sacrilege, sacrilege.
Where is all that talk about eating with sinners, bringing them closer, refusing stones to be thrown. Jesus!
But, the MP is not alone in his thought. Scott Lively. The guy has a healthy hate of the gay human being. And, he has the intelligence to clothe that hate in something akin to love. A very dangerous man.
Lesson, hate is very easy. Matter of fact, hating is too easily done. So learning to avoid that pitfall is something that should happen. Actively.
I am gay. And, I admit that I once took for granted the hate which Ugandans have for us, but, I have come to the conclusion that one cannot just justify this reeking hatred without thought. it is appaling, it is unconscionable. One cannot blame everything on the preacher, on religion, on things that are outside one’s thinking capacity.
No. Hate is hate. However palatably clothed.
Have a great day.