Wednesday, November 04, 2009

East African Homophobia - Uganda and Kenya Go Rogue

RE: Stand up, be counted and go to jail

This article seems to be rather misleading, with its use of "some".

As far as can be seen from the online Kenyan press, very very few Kenyans seem to understand that lesbian and gay rights are basic human rights. In the neighbouring, and in some ways similar, country of Uganda the countries Christian leaders are supporting an effort to impose the death penalty on gay people (See for coverage). In fact they are so extreme that even American Evangelicals such as Rick Warren are rejecting them.

Basically, these countries are undergoing the type of sex panic that swept the US and Britain against gays from the late 1930s until the 1960s.

It's almost impossible to resist such a panic.

We who live in more enlightened places need to accept LGBT Ugandans and Kenyans as refugees and asylees.

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