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  •  The complex thing is that it has been (7+ / 0-)

    in no small measure due to missionaries from the West setting up very fundamentalist sorts of Churches from which they preach this sort of hate speech. Uganda had some pre-existing views about homosexuality prior to that influx, but these were not official (in my memory; I did research on this at one point, but it's muddy now). Now, with the continued rise of dominionist Christianity which is virtually state-sponsored, with the Family basically at the helm, this is supported.

    Without Western intervention of this sort both then and now, Ugandans would have been unlikely to do this. So I'm not sure what the solution is. But I know that there is a fair measure of blame to be cast, and much of that is to Western missionaries and groups like The Family who have Governmental ties there.

    •  If Obama had a spine he'd revoke some passports (0+ / 0-)

      Starting with Scott Lively and some of the other US "missionaries" who pushed this on Uganda.

      “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

      by spacecadet1 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:50:58 AM PST

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