Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Ugandan Sleight of Hand.


Okay, I will be blunt. We Ugandans have mastered the trick of lying to your face…, and, it is so blunt and blatant that you have to go back and say, did I really hear what he or she said right?

Oh we know exactly what we are saying. But, as every politician knows, shout a lie loud enough, and it becomes fact. That was Hitler’s Goebbel on The Big Lie, I believe.

Case in point, you think you know that the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 criminalises homosexuality in Uganda? Think again. It absolutely does not.
I have that piece of utter lie from a most esteemed source. The Rt. Reverand Stephen Kaziimba, Archbishop and Primate of the Church of Uganda

“He (Webley) and many other Western leaders seem to think that the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 criminalizes homosexuality. It does not. Homosexuality was already criminalized”

And, before you try to shade a little and claim that the poor African is having a problem with plain English language, a second language for him, I will point out that the Rt Rev. has a PhD from a private college in the US. No, he knows the language. He knows exactly what he is saying.

It serves him well to parse the language. After all, what will Webley do? The All England Primate has shown a decided distaste for the public fight…!

Ugandan leaders use that big lie a lot. No one will call them out…, except on an obscure blog like this. And of course I am handily breaking the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and quite a few other Ugandan laws…! But, since my life was already forfeit, I will not die more than once, will I?

Stephen Kaziimba goes on to utter some other naked lies. On what he believes the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 does. On how strigently the Church of Uganda opposes the Death Penalty (Maybe in whispered words, but not for homosexuals, of course),  an implication that kuchus in Uganda where already subject to the death penalty (new knowledge to me, suspect source). And that the only new thing in the Anti-Homosexuality Act is ‘promotion of homosexuality’. This is his statement, so help me deities.

“What is new is specifically outlawing the promotion of homosexuality and same sex relationships as a moral alternative to God’s natural design for marriage between one man and one woman.”

Very interesting. So, ‘promotion of homosexuality’ covers sending children to prison for sex acts, covers the Death Penalty for the homosexual, covers Life in Prison, no parole, covers the mandate to report Kuchus to police. Amazing, amazing, amazing indeed.

And, another lie above. LGBTQ+ marriage was already forbidden in the Constitution of Uganda.., A constitutional amendment signed on 1st September 2005 (Clause 2a of Section 31).

Why lie so blatantly?

Well, somehow, I don’t think Stephen Kaziimba is going to be fact checked in Uganda. And, he cares very little with what the rest of the world believes. And, he is firm that his beliefs in his god are the only one to be questioned. Biblical. Scriptural. And who knows that he is lying? Well, the whole world…, but, it means something that lie? Not to him!

A very great example of the Big Lie in Uganda. He is a church person.., but, many politicians in Uganda subscribe to the Big Lie…! This is one of the reasons I insist on showing where you can pick up your copy of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2023…,



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