Uganda lawmaker: Foreigners adopting kids ‘to train them on gay practices’

Rebecca Kadaga

Rebecca Kadaga

PAJWENDA, Uganda — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, on Sunday warned clergy members that gay foreigners were adopting Ugandan children “to train them on gay practices.”

Rebecca Kadaga

Rebecca Kadaga

Speaking at a church in Pajwenda, The Daily Monitor reports that Kadaga encouraged parents to reject offers from foreigners who pretend to be adopting their vulnerable children and taking them abroad for support, saying they are instead being recruited into gay practices.

“Be very careful because gays are here to distort our heritage. We have discovered that they adopt our children and confine them in gay communities abroad to train them on gay practices. By the time they come back home, they are already influenced by homosexuality and are used to influence others in the community,” she said.

Kadaga also said that computers and books donated to schools are installed with software and literature that promote homosexuality.

Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country’s parliament before Christmas. The new bill is in “advanced stages” and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality.

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A previous version of the law was nullified by Uganda’s Constitutional Court, which ruled in August that the legislation was illegal because it had been passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

But the court did not rule on the substance of the law, which allowed terms of up to life for homosexual offenses. That left the door open for lawmakers to introduce another anti-gay bill, and many legislators have since vowed to pass a new law.

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