Ugandan President: called homosexuals "disgusting..unnatural and not a human right."

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Uganda president: Homosexuals are ‘disgusting’

By Elizabeth Landau. Zain Verjee and Antonia Mortensen, CNN

633567-ugandan-president-yoweri-museveniAfter signing an anti-homosexuality bill into law, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called homosexuals “disgusting” in an exclusive interview with CNN.

Museveni told CNN’s Zain Verjee on Monday that, in his view, being homosexual is “unnatural” and not a human right.

READ: How Museveni and Verjee clashed

“They’re disgusting. What sort of people are they?” he said. “I never knew what they were doing. I’ve been told recently that what they do is terrible. Disgusting. But I was ready to ignore that if there was proof that that’s how he is born, abnormal. But now the proof is not there.”

Museveni had commissioned a group of Uganda government scientists to study whether homosexuality is “learned,” concluding that it is a matter of choice.

“I was regarding it as an inborn problem,” he said. “Genetic distortion — that was my argument. But now our scientists have knocked this one out.”

facd66a8-744c-40a6-8576-c3024731f0a1-460x276Dean Hamer, scientist emeritus at the National Institutes of Health,wrote an open letter to the Ugandan scientists in the New York Times last week urging them to reconsider and revise their report. Among his responses to their conclusions: “There is no scientific evidence that homosexual orientation is a learned behavior any more than is heterosexual orientation.”

Museveni, whose public position on the measure changed several times, signed the bill into law at a public event Monday. The bill was introduced in 2009 and originally included a death penalty clause for some homosexual acts.

The nation’s Parliament passed the bill in December, replacing the death penalty provision with a proposal of life in prison for “aggravated homosexuality.” This includes acts in which one person is infected with HIV, “serial offenders” and sex with minors, according to Amnesty International.

Lawmakers in the conservative nation said the influence of Western lifestyles risked destroying family units.

The bill also proposed prison terms for anyone who counsels or reaches out to gays and lesbians, a provision that could ensnare rights groups and others providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

sevo7The White House issued a statement Monday: “Instead of standing on the side of freedom, justice, and equal rights for its people, today, regrettably, Ugandan President Museveni took Uganda a step backward by signing into law legislation criminalizing homosexuality.”

The statement continued: “As President Obama has said, this law is more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in Uganda, it reflects poorly on the country’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people and will undermine public health, including efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. We will continue to urge the Ugandan government to repeal this abhorrent law and to advocate for the protection of the universal human rights of LGBT persons in Uganda and around the world.”

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also denounced the law, saying it institutionalizes discrimination and could promote harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

“This law violates a host of fundamental human rights, including the right to freedom from discrimination, to privacy, freedom of association, peaceful assembly, opinion and expression and equality before the law — all of which are enshrined in Uganda’s own constitution and in the international treaties it has ratified,” Pillay said in a statement.

Uganda’s President Museveni signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

 

Museveni also told CNN that the West should not force its beliefs onto Ugandans.

“Respect African societies and their values,” he said. “If you don’t agree, just keep quiet. Let us manage our society, then we will see. If we are wrong, we shall find out by ourselves, just the way we don’t interfere with yours.”

He also said Westerners brought homosexuality to his country, corrupting society by teaching Ugandans about homosexuality. The West has also helped make children at schools homosexual by funding groups that spread homosexuality, he said.

Attitudes against homosexuality are prevalent in Uganda. A 2013 report from Pew Research found that 96% of Ugandans believe society should not accept homosexuality.

Thirty-eight African countries have made homosexuality illegal. Most sodomy laws there were introduced during colonialism.

Even before Museveni signed the bill into law, homosexual acts were punishable by 14 years to life in prison.

Ugandan gay rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that some gay people in Uganda would rather kill themselves than live under the new law.

“Prior to the bill becoming law today, people attempted suicide because they are like, ‘I’m not going to live to see this country kill me — so I would rather take my life.’ ”

Many have already left the country in fear of violence, Onziema said, and among those who stay, many are stopping their activism.

Onziema, however, says he is not afraid. He says he won’t let the law take away his voice.

Some gay Ugandans would rather die than live under new law

39 Comments on “Ugandan President: called homosexuals "disgusting..unnatural and not a human right."”

  1. george harrison

    For years u.s. leaders hardly care about african nations, except to exploit them, now they want to poison them with this sinful lifestyle. POTUS spreading his antichrist values and still many Christians and Christian clergy support this man.

  2. rebecca

    Honestly! Since when did Obama become president of the world??? Threatening Uganda with pulling out the financial aid??? And I could just hear how indoctrinated the reporter is also asking Simon Lokado (excuse the spelling) if he is willing to ” sacrifice” all that money from the US and if there aren’t any other “more serious” issues the country should be focusing on rather than homosexuality??? Wow!! The world really has no regard for what is intrinsically wrong and right. By all costs knowingly and unknowingly they will rebel against the Gospel.

  3. walk23

    Well now. The President of Uganda got it right. Our President (US) has some catching up to do. Maybe prayer for this nation’s leader should be more specific to have his moral compass reset. The Gay People will probably initiate another round of verbiage misusing the Lord’s actions and love in support of their “lifestyle.” One has to wonder how other scientist supported the “born this way” concept the gays have been narrating for some time. If our President and our Justice System would align themselves with the will of God, through our prayers, this anti Christ spirit would be brought under subjection to the mind of Christ.

    Maybe this ministry would take the lead and call for this type of prayer among the Christian Community and God will hear and heal our land. Just a thought. The actions of the Ugandan government may well have begun by such a prayer calling for God’s help with its leaders. Looks like this is a no tolerance to sin law and should have immediate change.

  4. Lebogang

    But for all the years of research there is still nothing to indicate that its a genetic predisposition. Not that we have ever expected any different. God only prohibits thing that are acts of our soulish will.

  5. JSC

    God bless President Museveni for stand firm against wickedness, abomination, and iniquity. I’m tired of all the caving and the compromise! Sadly, the church and its cloaked wicked leadership opened the floodgates for this filth, decades ago. Powerless, pernicious, pompous, preachers are no match or threat to satan, his forces, and the gates of hell! WAKE UP TRUE CHURCH!!! It’s time to stand with HOLY BOLDNESS!!!

  6. rickey a. morris

    Thank God this man has the courage to establish laws that line up with the Word of God, and not let another country bulley him into making a choice he knew in his heart was wrong for the sake of a few dollars. Yes it is disgusting and perverted behavior and totally opposite from what God intended!

  7. Sean & Sheila

    America will fall before Uganda. They stand for righteousness and hold to what God said!!! They took a bold step forward and America is constantly going backwards (I mean backsliding). If all nations agreed to sodomy, God still disagrees, and He is the majority all by HIMSELF.

    The Bible says:
    1 Kings 15:12 – And he took away the sodomites out of the land…

    1 Kings 22:46 – And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

    2 Kings 23:7 – And he brake down the houses of the sodomites

    This leader of Uganda is 100% right. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

    Keep blowing the trumpet and sound the alarm EX Ministries.

  8. JerryP

    Mr president and the good people in Ugandan’s Parliament, I pray that the Almighty God will bless and uphold your righteous decision in Jesus’ peerless Name. Amen

    1. Smyrna

      Giray,

      I agree wit you. Yes, homosexuality/lebianism is WRONG. I am glad that someone in leadership is taking a stand against the LGBT agenda. HOWEVER, I do not agree with individuals being killed!! Are you serious? I mean…all of us have sinned. All saints were @ one point in time sinners. Who are we to take an individuals life into our hands and kill for them for their sin?? We are NOT GOD!! We need to pray for these people and ask God to open their eyes to show them the error of their ways. They need to be delivered, NOT KILLED!

  9. Ola Salako

    I don’t know how some pastors in the U.S and Africa would think almighty God send Obama to change the hardship of black people. The guy is anti Christ and hates the word of God. America will be destroyed under this kind of immorality ,this is just too much to bear. And how dear the Gay community compare their struggle to black people struggles,I think that is one of the biggest insults of all time Funny enough that these so call black leaders(Al Sharpoton, Rev Jackson etc) do nothing about it. The only time they speak is when a white man gun down a black man . Anyways Christians will never be accepted any where in the world until the return of Christ. The world hate Jesus therefore they will hates more. Don’t let us forget that God himself told us that the whole world lied in wickedness. The power that controls our world and so called leaders is beyond our natural eyes,therefore we must pray to God that the holy spirit should control all that we do otherwise we might die and perish.

  10. Joshua

    I really wish and pray that President Obama would tend to the affairs of the U.S and stay out of the affairs of other nations, countries, etc. We have enough issues in America to deal with for him to try to influence the decisions of another country on homosexuality, which is clearly a sin in the eyes of God. All the law and policy makers in America should really take note and grab a bible.

    1. Anita

      My thoughts exactly. I get SO sick of Obama trying to not only push this agenda off on Americans but in other countries as well. If he spent as much time on the economy or healthcare over here then maybe more people would have jobs and the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t have had so many problems.

  11. Diane

    Why are we allowing the enemy to overtake our nation and God’s commandments! How is this happening? Uganda has it right!

    We are going to regret allowing gays to marry. I’m still going to pray but we need to stand up!

  12. YHWH is King

    Without a doubt this was the right choice to make. homosexuality is a grievous sin against GOD and it destroys the image if the family among other things. Now I’m not sure if i sound give them the death penalty it life in prison but in all honesty with all the AIDS and other diseases that come with this rebellious lifestyle they are killing themselves anyway. Jesus please help them.

  13. GAreh

    I agree with the law, however we must be careful because I read some laws offering the death penalty for certain acts. We want to have the chance to save EVERY SOUL if possible. But with that being said I thank GOd they are standing against this filth.

  14. Kevin Irving

    God bless Uganda for a president that has the courage to speak against homosexuality. I think that he is about to be devoured which is why they have specifically asked him that question. He answered to quickly and harshly making himself an easy target. We the church should pray for him cause the homosexual guns are gonna try to shut him down. I truly can’t wait to go to heaven our home.

  15. verna sandy

    God bless the president of Uganda to stand against the world standard.i hope all real Christians are praying for him because he will be attacked.we might hear some mysterious charges laid against him because he is standing for what is right.it is unnatural indeed 2men cannot have children , and 2women cannot have children,but a woman and a man can procreate and bom! bom! a baby is born.awsome God we have. Ugandians please pray for your president.we need more heads of state like him.

  16. Moshe

    I love the decision the Ugandan president did and in this we understand it is God answering the prayers of the faithful saints in Uganda who desire moral living for their country.

    The world sees this as homosexuals being discriminated against since they are blinded by satan and not wanting to submit to God.

    to that I say Amen!

  17. Sea'ven

    PERSUADED. . . LIVING IN AMERICA UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A PRESIDENT WHO’S ANTITHETICAL TO ALL THINGS BIBLICAL -GOD’S TRUTH; I FEEL LIKE I’M LIVING IN A “YOU’VE BEEN PUNKED” VIDEO!

    TWO THUMBS UP FOR UGANDA’S PRESIDENT!!!!

  18. Oghosa

    I do not support homosexuality at all, but I don’t believe God is happy with all the ruined lives of the homosexuals and lesbians who tried to / succeeded at committing suicide. I am glad that African nations are taking a stand against the wave perversions, but as children of God please let us keep the homosexual community in prayer because a lot of them are in so much confusion and need the manifestation of Christ in their lives. Also please let us pray against hatred and fear in the body of Christ, no only towards the gay community, but towards all communities that we perceive as disgusting and heathen. Thank you 😀

  19. James Alando

    God bless Uganda and the leaders that supported the anti-gay bill to be signed into law. The LGBT agenda is unfortunately being imposed by wealthy nations on countries that are against homosexuality, especially developing ones that get financial aid, such as my Kenyan neighbour Uganda. It’s clearly an anti-Christ agenda in these end times, that’s why Christians must remain unwavered at all costs and leaders stand firm on their moral beliefs. We should also pray for any LGBT that we know, together with the ones in our countries so that they may be saved from eternity in the lake of fire.

  20. Dickson Clade

    Uganda is God’s country
    we can’t allow such immorals Acts.
    I thank The Almighty God Jehovah 4 answering our prayers.
    Glory be to HIM.
    May the Living God bless you Pastor Author for your ministry.

  21. Michael

    Im very disappointed with the naive comments saying God Bless Uganda. Do you guys know Uganda has a Rape festival. Where they rape girls as young as 2 month olds? They should outlaw this practice. Google it. It’s happening soon.

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