Patriot is correct. We shouldn't judge another unless we've walked in
their shoes. What might not be right in one country, might be the best fit for
another. AIDS, precipitated primarily by homosexual conduct, has killed tens of
millions of people worldwide over the past few decades. And more-so on the
African continent than anywhere else. At what cost do we keep
pushing our idea of political correctness on the rest of the world? Is it really
worth millions and millions of lives to be able to boast that we are politically
correct in applying our own standard of what we think that is? Keep in mind that
entire villages in Uganda have been decimated by AIDS brought on mostly by
homosexual acts.Like it or not, the ugly truth of the matter is that
if this law had been enacted 25 years ago in certain African countries, more
lives could've been saved than were lost during the holocaust. And if
it's not politically correct to compare those two ultra-evils, then please
excuse me. But the comparative numbers speak for themselves and are consequently
food for thought.
A quick literature review shows the error of the claims that AIDS in African
countries is linked to homosexuality.“the human
immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, is spread in Africa, most experts
believe, primarily by heterosexual contact. “ (A February 2003
article published by David Gisselquist and others in the International Journal of STD and AIDS.“the unavoidable conclusion is that
girls are getting infected not by boys but by older men,” who are more
likely than young men to carry the disease, “with the downward trend of
many African economies ... relationships with (older) men can serve as vital
opportunities for financial and social security, or for satisfying material
aspirations.” (AIDS Epidemic Update, 2002).
“The breakdown in social order and social norms caused by armed conflict
is also contributing to the African epidemic. Conflict is typically
accompanied by numerous incidents of violence against women, including
rape, carried out by soldiers and guerrillas. Such men are also more
likely to resort to commercial sex workers than those living in a settled
environment.”“Poverty forces large numbers of African
men to migrate long distances in search of work, and while away from home they
may have multiple sex partners, increasing their risk of infection. Some of
these partners may be women who have become commercial sex workers because of
poverty, and they too are highly vulnerable to infection. Migrant workers
may carry the infection back to their wives when they return home. Long
distance truck drivers, and drivers of “taxis,” who transport
Africans long distances by car, are probably also key agents in spreading
HIV.” CRS issue brief for congress, AIDS in Africa.
@Objectified: The main reason for the spread of Aids in Africa is unprotected
heterosexual intercourse. Please get the facts correct and stop spreading
Article: "'The media witch hunt is back,' tweeted Jacqueline
Kasha, a well-known Ugandan lesbian activist who is among those listed in the
Red Pepper story."It will likely be more than just a media witch
hunt. Two weeks ago a mob in Abuja, Nigeria, inspired by similar anti-gay laws
there, attacked a dozen gay men, killing one and seriously injuring four more.
Gays have also been attacked in Kenya.Objectified: "Keep in
mind that entire villages in Uganda have been decimated by AIDS brought on
mostly by homosexual acts."Your assertion is not backed by logic
or the record. How can AIDS in the gay community (only 2-5% of the population)
be responsible for HIV incidence rates exceeding 70%? The prevalence of HIV in
Africa is due to heterosexual promiscuity, cultural mores that permit widespread
prostitution, and religious objections to safe sex practices and sex
education.The anti-gay political movement reflected in recent
legislation in central Africa has the material and spiritual support of American
conservative evangelical organizations. Our hands are not clean of the violence.
Objectified asks, "At what cost do we keep pushing our idea of political
correctness on the rest of the world?"Yes, indeed. As the 2013
documentary film "God Loves Uganda" attests, the anti-gay political
movement in central Africa is heavily supported by American conservative
Christian evangelicals, who contribute money and time to the effort to
criminalize homosexuality. Yes, American are pushing their PC ideas onto other
countries. And it is having a horrendous cost.By the way, "God
Loves Uganda" will be broadcast on PBS on May 19.
Objectified: you're making inaccurate assumptions in your comment. It is
true that the African HIV epidemic of the early 80's was largely
homosexual. However, the current HIV epidemic is primarily heterosexual. The preponderance of the HIV in Africa is caused by heterosexuality, not
homosexuality. It has been referred to as explosive in its devastation. 59% of
HIV-positive Africans are women, and the vast majority of children diagnosed
with HIV had the virus passed through their mothers. Don't blame it on
homosexuality. It simply isn't so.
Tabloids printing these men's names has already resulted in the murders of
gay men in Uganda. We know the outcome of these actions--we can judge them.
This is horrible and the idea that people in comment sections defend this is
pretty appalling. People who defend these kind of actions should be ashamed of
Just another reason to hope and pray for the refuge of Zion. Sin is sin, and it
is spreading across the globe as promised and prophesied, in these latter days.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah came about because of their extreme
unrighteousness. The same reason for the flood in Noah's day. It seems to me that only thing holding back the same destructions in our day,
is that we are attempting to gather in as many souls as possible, before the
Savior's 2nd coming. As long as the gathering is still successful, the Lord
will stay His arm and sword!All of this makes me extremely sad for
mankind in general, yet extremely joyful for those who turn their lives over the
Lord and His kingdom on the earth.
The actions of Kerry show a continual colonialist mind-set on the part of people
in Washington. It is a refusal to grant true self-government to Uganda. It also comes from a failure to understand the history of Uganda,
including the fact that the "Martyrs of Uganda" were a large group of
Christians in that land killed by a ruler who wanted to impose his homosexual
practices on his subjects.