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Uganda takes ‘moral’ high ground, dismisses U.S. pressure on anti-gay law

New law also bans pornography and 'provocative' clothing
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s government on Tuesday dismissed calls by U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign an anti-homosexuality law, saying it was determined to protect the country’s “morals” even if that meant losing international aid.

Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he would sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite warnings from key allies including the United States, reported AFP.

“We shall not care losing the financial support from our partners if only we are left alone,” Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo told reporters, saying Ugandans would rather “die poor than live in an immoral nation.”

On Sunday, Obama warned that if Museveni signed the bill, it would “complicate” United States relations with Uganda and be a “step backward for all Ugandans.”

A senior Obama administration official said the U.S. – a major aid donor sending more than $400 million a year – would review its relations with Uganda, seen as a key regional ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia.

Museveni said last month he would sign the bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born.

But another presidential spokesman said Monday that Muzeveni had decided to support the bill after seeking advice from a team of “medical experts” and scientists in Uganda who reported that “there is no definitive gene responsible for homosexuality,” and that “homosexuality is not a disease but merely an abnormal behavior” that needed to be banned.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, first introduced in 2009, has garnered global condemnation and criticism for its harsh punishment which criminalizes sexual intercourse between same-sex partners.

The legislation provides for a sentence of life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality, as well as punishment for those convicted of being supportive of LGBT people.

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In its original form, the bill was widely referred as the “Kill the Gays Bill” for including the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” — consensual same-sex acts committed by “repeat offenders,” anyone who is in a position of power, is HIV-positive, or uses intoxicating agents i.e. alcohol in the process.

Officials also said Tuesday that Museveni has already signed into law anti-pornography and dress code legislation which outlaws “provocative” clothing, bans scantily-clad performers from Ugandan television and closely monitors what individuals watch on the internet.

“For donors to say they will not give us aid because of the anti-homosexuality bill and the anti-porno law, that is blackmail and unacceptable, they can rather stay with their aid,” said Lokodo.

“If tomorrow, the president signs the anti-homosexuality bill and the outside world say they are not coming to Uganda, let them remain there, we don’t care.”

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  1. Pfft, good luck with that!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:55pm
  2. How is that the moral high ground?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:55pm
  3. I thought the exact same thing. It's a new low in my opinion. Yuck, the hate and ignorance is awful.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:14pm
  4. Let's see how their moral high ground will be when they start committing mass murders of the LGBTQ people and the big businesses begin pulling out of their country and they're left as they were before they came; poor, starving, ignorant, and superstitious.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:24am
  5. Moral lowest ground, you mean

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:42am
  6. Unfortunately Gary, if the big businesses are republican backed or owned nothing will happen. They'll probably throw a party for the asshole.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:48am
  7. Because when a man lives inside a toilet bowl and considers the closed lid the vault of heaven, punting along astride a piece of excrement like this law seems to him a moral act!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:51am
  8. Porn I understand but provocative clothing thats a tough one considering how many couples use certain lingerie in the bedroom.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:56pm
  9. Sorry but I can't understand porn either. What does it do? It doesn't harm anyone. It's like banning orange juice, because some people prefer apple juice. These laws are all utterly stupid, no one gains anything from it.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:19pm
  10. Everyone watches porn, and the world keeps going.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:53am
  11. And this is why they will continue to be a 3rd world country…..sad…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:57pm
  12. it's not the population but some religious groups that are weighing on

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:30pm
  13. Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:58pm
  14. what a shithole never ever wanna go there

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:59pm
  15. Simon Lokodo told reporters, saying Ugandans would rather “die poor than live in an immoral nation.”

    They’d let their country lose funding over the gays? People are insane.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:59pm
  16. It is sad and funny at the same time. Even though restrictive countries were very powerful in the past, they were always succeeded by less restrictive countries. So how will Uganda survive? A society that isn’t based on reason and humanism will prevent the country from being able to compete with others. How is it possible that politicians are that dumb?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00pm
  17. Next thing they´ll ban the word “freedom”, I suppose. Jeeez.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00pm
  18. Liberals in America: We should model ourselves after stable, mature semi-socialist democracies.

    Democrats in America: We should find a middle ground between the liberals and corporate interests.

    Republicans in America: “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” and “Uganda seems nice.”

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00pm
  19. Easy for them to say they don’t care about aid from the international community but when the country is broke, they may rethink their bigoted stance.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00pm
  20. Moral High Ground a.k.a. being a dickhead with imaginary authority invested in them by their own egos.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  21. I think that perhaps it is their right to enact laws in their own countries, as it is ours to refuse to recognize them as a viable trade or travel country. Perhaps it is time for us to take the hard line? Perhaps it is time for us to close our borders, charge foreign countries for the medical care their citizens receive here, quit absorbing debt for other countries and insist that they pay us back for our loans to help them.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  22. So just look away and drain the third world. Classy.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:49am
  23. Ok but then also don't invade them, don't manipulate their governments or forment dissent for our own political ends, don't exploit them economically, don't backturn a blind eye to despots and tyrants nor keep them in power for our own gain. Fair is fair

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:14am
  24. @Patrick ... part of the problem with the US is we can't mind our own business. I don't agree with civil rights violations nor do I believe in war, but I also know that if we were being told what laws we could enact here in the US it would piss us off.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:14am
  25. @Rodger ... agreed

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:15am
  26. Btw u probably feel they have the right to enact such policies because u agree with them?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:16am
  27. I do not agree with them, see above. I also think that we need to focus on our own economy, our own country, and our own citizens.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:18am
  28. From what countries have absorbed debt?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:18am
  29. The US has absorbed the debts owed us clear back to WWI up to and including the wars in the middle east. They don't pay for that, we do. That is part of our deficit. It's simple US history.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:19am
  30. No Rob, nobody has the right to do something that causes harm and often death to innocent people, no matter their culture or beliefs.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:50am
  31. So we have the right to make laws for other countries? We have the right to force our beliefs on other people? We are given some special right to be superior because we think that they are wrong? Here in the US we do things every day that cause harm and often death to innocent people. If England told us to stop and to change our laws would we?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:52am
  32. So all of the calls for assassination and bombing Uganda are acceptable? If we bomb Uganda how can we be sure we are only killing guilty people? Or does it even matter? Diplomatic avenues are far better and adult disagreements are far better than violence. You will sit at your computer and tell me I'm wrong, but where have you been in the world? What have you seen?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:55am
  33. What’s next? Embracing Sharia law & welcoming Al-Qaida into your country? They’re going from bad to worse!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  34. Well now your just being silly

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  35. This is the same country who’s integrity minister said recently that rape is ok as long as it’s male on female regardless of age of the victim too

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  36. You must be kidding..

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:31pm
  37. that’s fine I never wanted to go there anyway

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
  38. Lol, Ugandans probably don't either.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:47pm
  39. Why don’t we assassinate him?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:02pm
  40. Because everyone in power in Uganda is like him.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:49am
  41. Sounds good to me.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:49am
  42. Close the U.S. Embassy Kampala!! Close it now, remove all of our financial support and let them go to hell with the rest of their gods.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:04pm
  43. America needs to get all the sane people out of there and then blow the country up and FAST!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:04pm
  44. 4th world class country. Idi Amin wasn’t this bad.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:05pm
  45. This corrupt country having morals is the biggest joke of all!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:05pm
  46. I say make their country a parking lot, then after its been cleaned, let the US claim it for its own.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:06pm
  47. Fucking religious nuts mees to be all burned alive

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:07pm
  48. Why do we worry about the other country when our own problems are keeping us down

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:07pm
  49. Boring country on the rise

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:08pm
  50. I shut up asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:08pm
  51. @Brian human rights is a global concern.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:08pm
  52. How about the U.S. take care of home first? There still states who have DOMA and are not taking it down.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:09pm
  53. Obama can't do shit if the Republicans in Congress won't let him, and we're not being outlawed and executed here.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:51am
  54. Not so long ago Patrick we were executed and treated like vermin even by the police. We are being "tolerated" more here now.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:22am
  55. Patrick, there are incidences of gay men and women being assaulted and killed just about every other day or so. Open your eyes.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:55am
  56. I hate. This guy may he burn in hell

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:09pm
  57. shes so ugly.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:10pm
  58. Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:12pm
  59. Human rights ok fine. When we are free then let’s work on others. We are turning capitalist very fast

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:13pm
  60. Um….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:14pm
  61. what morals are we talking about,ethics and morals are two different things.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:15pm
  62. I guess Miley Cyrus won’t be doing any concerts there. And a few others as well.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:17pm
  63. Lmfao @ moral high ground! Laughable at best!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:20pm
  64. Dumb you know what……..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:21pm
  65. I hope they all get Ebola and liquify !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:23pm
  66. Moral high ground…don’t make me laugh!!! What about the violent and injustice to the women and female children? I say boycott them and let their government rot!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:25pm
  67. Porn is degrading. It makes women even men feel like it is a competition with their significant other. Your significant other isnt the one whom youre fantasizing about. Youre looking at another man or woman when in fact you have a boyfriend/girlfriend right there thatd living with you nine times out of ten. It makes men and women feel as if they are not enough to satisfy their bf/gf. It is degrading, disgusting, demeaning, anf it is harmful to others self esteem. Sorry I dont do what that slut does in the porn you watch. But I am not gonna put someone up on a pedastal and then have to compete with a slut on the screen. If you rather beat your shit to something foul. Then you might as well go find yourself a porn star. To me it is considered cheating. Flirting is cheating when in a relationship. So honestly beating your shit to porn is the same. Youre not beaying your shit to your significant others pictures. Youre doing it too a man or a woman whom are physically doing sexual things to get your rocks off. It is just as bad as texting or msging another flirting provacative things. It isnt a double standard.

    this is my opinion. Porn give this ridiculous idea of how woman and men are idolized and what a man or a woman should do and look like. Sorry but to me porn is fucking disgusting.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:25pm
  68. Since we are sharing opinions, I don't think porn is disgusting, and I don't consider watching it, fantasizing about other people, etc. to be cheating, although I can understand how some other people would feel that way. Either way, I'm glad to live in a country which (for the most part) allows couples to choose for themselves what amount of freedom works best for them. (Also I highly doubt that people who watch porn "nine times out of ten" have a live in boyfriend-girlfriend)

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:49pm
  69. Well let me rephrase that. Sometimes not lol but even if they dont have a live in gf or bf. Some still do have a significant other. So why place your relationship in jeopardy? If porn is what you like and sex is the only component in your life you may as well go find a porn star for a significant other. This is just my opinion honestly and whatever people do isnt of my business. But personally. Why would I put my significant other on a pedestal just to have then watch porn when in fact in right there. Sorry I dont do half the shit the slut does in porn. Sorry I dont look like said slut. Im not in for a competition with some person who degrades their self worth and gives this absurd idea thats what women should do. And how a woman should be idolized. I dont give a damn on how much the porn industry makes. Its degrading. Disgusting. And gives men this silly idea a woman should be like that. No offense to you. But this is a personal opinion and how I feel about it. Its awesome you have your opinion and youre own individual state of mind dont get me wrong. And I love the fact someone is actually conversing with me and debating this without insults of a rude demeanor. And for that sir you have earned a title of respect in my book ^_^

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:57pm
  70. Yeah, I've collected most of my porn from times of my life without a girlfriend. I see both sides, but if women aren't interested in you, then photos are available. It has also helped me explore sexuality and meet people in the LGBT and BDSM community after I started crossdressing while looking at it. Sara, not all of it is disgusting either.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00pm
  71. To you it may not be. But to me it is.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:02pm
  72. I mean there are classy and elegant nude pictures that arent considered pornography. those are okay. But full on deliberate pornography with penetration and intercourse is disgusting to me and disrespectful.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:28pm
  73. You realize there is porn for every body type an every fetish, right? You realize the actors choose to do the films, right?

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:59am
  74. Yeah I do. And regardless what type of porn it is. It is disgusting. And degrading.Disrespectful. sorry. If that's your thing fine by me I cannot tell you otherwise. To me it is cheating. Immoral. And pathetic.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:01am
  75. Some people find suits and ties provocative. I guess he’ll have to change his outfit.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:25pm
  76. There is nothing moral or high ground in this country’s new laws. This man is a bully.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:26pm
  77. how much pain RELIGIOUS FANATISM has caused!, even deaths!.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:28pm
  78. I don't wanna mention the medieval ages and the crusades but.. yeah.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:30pm
  79. i know, it's so sad they kill in the name of "God", i wonder how much better our world would've been if there had been no religions

    Replied on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:32pm
  80. Brian, because unlike you, decent people can see beyond their backyards and see that doing something terrible to people as is being done there is something that needs to stop.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:52am
  81. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:29pm
  82. THPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHP!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:30pm
  83. Ahahaha yes.. The right track – this is what happens when you deny gay – you deny any other basic lifestyle need

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:32pm
  84. I would think its the low road..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:33pm
  85. I hope you die piece of shit asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:35pm
  86. No provocative clothing?! I’d never fit in. Besides, I like LGBT people.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:37pm
  87. wow they really had nothing to do the whole time” to be wasting money and time on citizen choices” buttheads’

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:37pm
  88. These mother fuckers can’t even provide health care and clean water. Why are we expecting more from a broke ass, uneducated country!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:39pm
  89. “moral high ground” is very typically a self-made definition – often self-serving as well. So, if they can dismiss US pressure, perhaps US can dismiss any governmental aid. After all, they’re getting plenty of aid along with the brainwashing from our own fundamentalist right-wingers.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:39pm
  90. No words for such utter stupidity…..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:42pm
  91. They can send back our financial support, too!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:44pm
  92. The prestigious nation of Uganda? Who would have thought? Hey, c’mon, give them some credit, if they’re signing things into law, at least they’re writing. Hell, maybe they’ll have a library in a few decades.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:44pm
  93. Cut the funds

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:45pm
  94. I’m in favor letting them walk that “high ground” without my tax dollars in their hands.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:48pm
  95. Oh well! They’ll go back to killing each other over religion, tribes, or something else soon. Once they have no one else to hate on; they’ll turn on each other. We see that everywhere these days. I hope all the gay folks get out soon so they don’t have to suffer anymore!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:48pm
  96. Let them eat shit! Drop a bomb with zombie virus on them!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:50pm
  97. This guy is a total asshole.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:51pm
  98. ………and this is why christianity the the downfall of most ppl. i guess they didnt read the entire book.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:55pm
  99. so he wants gays jailed for life, with same sex prisoners? This will not stop them from being gay. This will throw all of Uganda back into the stone age, mud huts, dirt f*****g poor.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:56pm
  100. How about we need to work on this country first, because these preachers HERE in the US are going over there and brainwashing them. Come on now if the Evangelicals/Protestants did this in this country almost every organization, corporation and company would go after that preacher or church. Whereas over in Uganda they don’t have a HRC or a GLAAD or a LGBT Nation, and if they do its very small and really a safe haven for LGBT residents instead of organization. We need hundreds of pro LGBT organizations and Pro LGBT companies that support LGBT and educate them in the continent of Africa if we really want Africa to be more accepting and they don’t have to accept but RESPECT and treat them like human beings. Truth be told religion just demonized the people in the countries of Africa it really has!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:58pm
  101. Wow, they’re just flying down the krapper.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00pm
  102. so its not ok to express yoursexuality …. in thd great state of Kansas. u cant even be gay there either. there is a law that is going through their state legisture to discriminate against homosexuals… what next a law that bans christmas

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:01pm
  103. The Kansas law was just struck down before it was even enacted. We don't compare, sorry.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:55am
  104. What an idiot, a moron, a pig, what else?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:03pm
  105. Maybe they should dismiss all the aid the US is always giving them too! Really we need to stop giving our money to these fucked up countries!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:04pm
  106. Moral???? they are Inmoral you mean…Ignorance and hate are a dangerous thing…still living in a 1800s mentallity

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:21pm
  107. moral should be in quotation marks.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:23pm
  108. Good don’t send the $400 million dollars in aid to Uganda and use it for our country!!!!! Politicians act like they don’t have a clue on how to solve our deficit!! I just found them $400 million dollars !!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:26pm
  109. A weak nation ehhh so dumb.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:30pm
  110. Well, I guess that means there will be more money for our country and to help our country then. Gee, I wonder why there are more and more people from different countries trying to get across the boarder into our country…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:32pm
  111. Boycott Uganda!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:33pm
  112. Stop all aid to these countries

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:37pm
  113. this guy seems like a giant douche

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:43pm
  114. I’m tired of seeing this dude.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:45pm
  115. OMG!! A black Hitler! He was reincarnated, wth!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:48pm
  116. How dumb, it’s like hypocrisy is the only meal they eat..

    On a lighter note, I find porn to be very educational. xP

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:48pm
  117. Cancelling my winter break in Uganda right now. So there!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:51pm
  118. Partners? More like leeches. A partnership means all parties involved mutually receive a benefit from the partnership. What exactly can Uganda give us? If they’d rather “die poor than live in an immoral nation,” so be it.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:56pm
  119. I hope the US stops sending them money and rescues the gays/lesbians who are being persecuted and jailed (for life) there!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:58pm
  120. Uganda is a weasel country! Who even wants to visit there any more than North Korea or Saudia Arabia or Nigeria. Let them rot in poverty!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:59pm
  121. Why must we get involved in the internal affairs of other countries. Just cut off any aid that they are getting.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:04am
  122. Screw this backwards country…. They should Mot get ANY US Aid….. Period … For any reason !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:23am
  123. They should be treated like South Africa, when they were following Apartheid laws … We should Isolate this vile country and any other country that is like this, on human rights !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:26am
  124. how dare the usa pressure other countrie on LGBT issues. Life is hard if not next to impossible there

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:33am
  125. Filthy bigoted b astards!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:40am
  126. The Ugandan and Nigerian governments are both rife with corruption. They are launching their pogroms against gays to cover up the filth in their own backyards. It’s just a matter of time until one or both fall.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:44am
  127. Do we give them money?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:01am
  128. Smfh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:03am
  129. Agree they are immoral bigots

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:06am
  130. 1 for third countries 0 for Progress and Human Rights

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:06am
  131. This country is going backwards… I think the republicans should move there with their family values. What do you think? LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:18am
  132. Alot of these are the work of christian missionaries

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:23am
  133. You're absolutely right.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:53am
  134. IT MAKES ME SICK ! PLEASE DON’T SUPPORT THIS COUNTRY ANYMORE PLEASE !!!
    BUT WE ALL SHOULD STAND AS ONE HELPING TO FREE THE ONE’S BEEING HELD IN PRISON AND BEEING SO SHAMEFULLY TREATED FOR WHAT THEY FEEL AND HOW THEY LIVE THEIR LIFES….THIS IS PRIVACY AND NOT A STATES BUSINESS !!!
    IT’S A SHAME, WELCOME IN THE STONEAGE OF MANKIND…SORRY, JUST CAN’T INSULT MY 100000….
    …000 × GRANDPARENTS, GOD BLESS THEM BECAUSE THEIR BLOOD STILL RUNS THROUGH MY VENES AND I AM WHO I AM AND HOW I AM
    PROUD TO BE LESBIAN AND LIVING A HAPPY LIFE WITH
    MY WONDERFUL WIFE !!
    SPEAK UP AND OUT LOUD THAT WE SEE WHAT THEY DO AND THAT WE WON’ T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT !!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:29am
  135. Uganda is such a model for all of us gays. In Uganda we could enjoy the pleasure of hanging or beheading. Ahh. Ohh. Or alternatively, we would have the enormous pleasure of life-time (which means life-time) imprisonment and torture. Uganda is a paradise for us.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:29am
  136. Can’t wait to see every Ugandan rotting in hell!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:39am
  137. well there ain’t no high ground on banning the free market and invading private rights.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:57am
  138. Correction: IMmoral high ground.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:58am
  139. 400 mill….fuck that now and make it clear if a enemy of us flees there we’ll kill em…what’s Uganda going to do? We can wipe out their military resources over night and they know it xD sorry to be inhumane but we win if they lose all AID, only people funnling money or there are the fundamentalist that do it anyway under the guise of helping to reinforce religious pressure and social control

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:01am
  140. Plus lets be honest, we could pop his head off his shoulders and they would never be able to prove our involvement, their military is in shambles, they openly admit its a normal thing to pilfer dead bodies in crisis because they aren’t paid worth crap and or are greedy

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:03am
  141. Entwicklungshilfe stornieren! Geld ist die Sprache, die jeder auf der Welt versteht! ;-)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:20am
  142. I would also recommend you shave that Hilter ‘Stache sir.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:21am
  143. is it a muslim country? guess i should google it. i haven’t been there and don’t plan on it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:37am
  144. let them languish and rot as a country, when they discover for themselves the harm it is causing to their people then they will come crawling back.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:03am
  145. Time yo cut off the aid. Other countries need to follow suit to set an example of the inhumane treatment over their. Russia should not be ommited from the same recourse.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:11am
  146. Moral high ground… Sounds like govt. Control of people’s lives… If we have any dealings with this country they should stop…now!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:17am
  147. She’ll look good in drag.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:40am
  148. yeh its a global

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:41am
  149. Wat is the matter. With these people may be all of the GOP should move there sounds perfect for them

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:52am
  150. Is all of Africa making the LBGTQ community the whipping boy for all their own made problems? The USA has been giving there African countries money for years and it’s time to make them accountable.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:53am
  151. How embarrassing this must be for African Americans!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:00am
  152. Cut off their funding…. Its just a shithole anyway.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:01am
  153. They have no fucking high ground there anti gay laws are monsterouse. High ground my ass. These fucktards are so low the tides of change are coming and there in for a flood

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:04am
  154. So…..yet more violation of human freedom………….not suprised though I will still cry myself to sleep tonight

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:06am
  155. Well lets just hope Uganda burns to the ground.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:09am
  156. They can go to ……Stop aid to these country, we need that $$$$ here !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:12am
  157. but they’re fine with raping baby girls. yep, moral.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:20am
  158. Fuck you Uganda!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:38am
  159. If they want to create a fucking totalitarian, fascistic, authoritarian, theocratic dictatorship to live in let them make their own bed and fucking lie in it then. They’re obviously not going to listen to reason, or sense so I guess they’ll just have to live and suffer through it and figure it out for themselves. It’s just such a shame that so many people are going to have to suffer for them to learn, but then if they are not going to listen to anyone else and just be belligerent, bloody minded, stubborn assholes there isn’t much we can do about is there really.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:47am
  160. The US missionaries are who filled their heads with ridiculous ideals !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:48am
  161. MORAL high ground??? Please!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:50am
  162. please build a wall around this country

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:11am
  163. Okay, so does anybody in the entire country want to go on a tourist destination to Uganda? No way!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:22am
  164. Surely that’s the immoral high ground?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:34am
  165. These people are beyond disgust.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:43am
  166. If that’s the high road what the hell is the low road? What idiot wrote that?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:43am
  167. I’m not real great at the internet stuff so does anyone know how yo get a petition started that would actually make it ti the President or someone or thing associated with him? I’m so pissed I’m willing to get one going. I just don’t know how.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:58am
  168. Animals should not be allowed to talk. Savages like him must be put to his rightful place. PRISON.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:05am
  169. WAKE UP GAY PEOPLE YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE BEING EXTERMINATED

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:13am
  170. What about dying of hunger, you idiots? Do you ban dying of hunger too??? Do you ban having 20 children in one family too? Idiots! Why ban gays? Leave them alone and be happy that they do not have children who dye of hunger!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:25am
  171. die

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:26am
  172. die of hunger

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:26am
  173. Stop their Aid now!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:53am
  174. Stop donating to Charities that operate in Uganda!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:49am
  175. Yes, economic sanctions to start with.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:32am
  176. a cancer to society…..like a bad disease !

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:53pm
  177. moral high ground? who wrote that? This is a human rights issue

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:55pm
  178. LOL. Hello old fashion American South!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:47pm
  179. Let the witch trials begin :-(

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:57pm
  180. Fascist.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:59pm
  181. Meanwhile Uganda will still get ravaged by HIV as people like him who have a severe case of Cranium Rectumitis can’t deal with the real issues in his now incredibly Stone Age like country.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:12pm
  182. Stop there aid today

    Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:24pm