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Petition Uganda: Dismiss the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’

Petition Closed. Unsuccessful.

Uganda: Dismiss the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’

This is a news report straight from a Ugandan. Well worth a look.

Petition Targets:

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (State House Nakasero) and Honorable Opio Gabriel (Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Affairs)

Petition Started by: CAAH (Community Action Against Homophobia)

The Ugandan government is currently considering the passage of this “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” which would have devastating consequences for that country’s LGBTI community. For their safety it is vital this bill be dismissed. That is the aim of this petition.

The bill proposes that homosexuality be made illegal with the following consequences:

1) Anyone found to be practicing homosexual acts will be punished with life imprisonment

2) Anyone practicing “aggravated homosexuality” — meaning they are homosexual and have AIDS/HIV — would be facing a death sentence (this is apparently being reviewed and may be dropped from the bill).

3) Finally, citizens who do not report known homosexual acts also receive three years imprisonment, and if they publicly support homosexuality through statement or other means, that is another four years on top of that, making seven years in total.

Besides the obvious horrible consequences for the LGBTI community and their supporters, this would also affect media freedom in their country, making less information available to needy people.

People’s willingness to seek help when they are infected with HIV would be non-existent, which could mean the disease is less discussed and spreads unspoken throughout the country, even more than its devastating current presence in the region.

As stated by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:

“The negative repercussions of the bill in Uganda will be immediate and severe. It effectively bans the free association and expression that are necessary for a flourishing civil society, and creates a climate of fear and hostility that undermines the citizenship and solidarity of all Ugandans. It will lend itself to misapplication and abuse, and implicitly encourages persecution of LGBT people by private actors. Effective HIV prevention activities in Uganda, which rely on an ability to talk frankly about sexuality and provide condoms and other safer-sex materials, will be difficult, if not impossible.”

We need to act on this, if not for the reasons above, then for basic human rights!

CAAH (Community Action against Homophobia)

Text of Bill:

Uganda, dismiss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

I am writing to express concern about legislation that would severely restrict the rights of Ugandan citizens, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their defenders, in direct contravention of domestic and international law. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 would not only reaffirm penalties for homosexuality, but would criminalize the “promotion of homosexuality,” including funding and sponsoring LGBT organizations and broadcasting, publishing, or marketing materials on homosexuality. Any person in authority who fails to report known violations of the law within 24 hours will also be subject to a significant fine and up to 3 years in prison – even when this means turning in their colleagues, family, or friends.

The negative repercussions of the bill in Uganda will be immediate and severe. It effectively bans the free association and expression that are necessary for a flourishing civil society, and creates a climate of fear and hostility that undermines the citizenship and solidarity of all Ugandans. It will lend itself to misapplication and abuse, and implicitly encourages persecution of LGBT people by private actors. Effective HIV prevention activities in Uganda, which rely on an ability to talk frankly about sexuality and provide condoms and other safer-sex materials, will be difficult, if not impossible.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill violates National Objective 5(2) of the Ugandan Constitution, which provides that “the State shall guarantee and respect the independence of non-governmental organizations which protect and promote human rights.” Moreover, it directly violates the right to equality and freedom from discrimination (Article 21), the right to privacy (Article 27), the right to freedoms of speech, expression, association, and assembly (Article 29), the protection of minorities (Article 36), and the protection of civic rights and activities (Article 38) to which all Ugandans are entitled. It also violates the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and other international human rights treaties to which Uganda is a party. This bill undermines Uganda’s commitment to the international human rights regime and threatens the basic human rights of all its citizens.

The Bill’s revocation of fundamental rights would also seriously undermine the country’s reputation and credibility in the international arena. Because it claims jurisdiction over Ugandans who violate its provisions while outside of the country, the Bill will strain Uganda’s relations with regional and international partners.

While people may hold differing opinions about sexual orientation and gender identity, the legislation before Parliament is an ineffective and fundamentally illegal way to express opposition to a minority group. In recognition of the importance of a diverse, dynamic civil society and the domestic and international commitments that Uganda has made, I urge you to swiftly dismiss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 and reaffirm the rights and responsibilities of all Ugandans.

Sincerely,

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[Your name here]

 

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I’m Gay: Execute me as your god orders or STFU

'Pedophile Priests Raping Kneeling Boy'' Stained Glass Window In A Catholic ChurchLeviticus 20:13

Leviticus 20:13 is almost identical to Leviticus 18:22.

However, Lev. 20:13 adds a compulsory death penalty for the participants.

In transliterated Hebrew, the verse is written: “V’ish asher yishkav et zachar mishk’vei ishah to’evah asu shneihem mot yumatu d’meihem bam.”

In various translations the passage has been translated:

  • ASV: (American Standard Version, 1901) “And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
  • Darby: (J.N. Darby Translation, 1890): “And if a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall certainly be put to death; their blood is upon them.
  • ESV: (English Standard Version): “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
  • HNV: (Hebrew Names Version): “If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
  • KJV: (King James Version): If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
  • LB: (Living Bible): “The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have brought it upon themselves.
  • NASB: (New American Standard Bible): “If {there is} a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
  • Net Bible:If a man has sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman, the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.1
  • NIV: (New International Version) “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
  • NKJV: (New King James Version) “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
  • NLT: (New Living Translation): “The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have committed a detestable act, and are guilty of a capital offense.
  • RSV: (Revised Standard Version): “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.
  • Webster: (Noah Webster Version, 1833): “If a man also shall lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
  • Young: (Robert Young Literal Translation, 1898) “And a man who lieth with a male as one lieth with a woman; abomination both of them have done; they are certainly put to death; their blood [is] on them.

Christian “Reconstructionists”; Christian hate groups; conservative Roman Catholics; Muslims worldwide; the same “religious” opportunists taking advantage of several East European and African nations’ continuing lack of modern education, including mis-education, superstitions, swindled governments, leaders and people.

Several nations in the West Indies are similarly ignorant, intentionally mis-educated by white Western Christian “religious” opportunists manipulating and opening the way for imperialists, corrupters and thieves — they are working hard to grow the number of nations executing gay, lesbian, intersex, bisexual, and transgender people.

Most heterosexual supremacists and religious supremacists do not often say out loud that “Death To All Gays!” is what they want.

For their entire lives, they feel justified and entitled by extremely incorrect supremacist beliefs to obsessively, publicly, demean and psychologically torture GLIBT people. They do their best, they spend money and time planning in nationwide teams — to sabotage and ruin the lives, and the quality of life, of GLIBT people worldwide — on behalf of their gods and their superstitions, their religions.

If they followed any of their religions this would not be such a dragged-out affair.

If you are too cowardly to carry out what your religion orders — the execution of GLIBTs — then shut the fuck up completely about what you interpret that your religion says about me, because it does not matter.

Rational adults will pay less than no attention to your obviously questionable interpretation of your obviously questionable beliefs’ ancient and obviously questionable local Middle Eastern “laws” when it’s revealed that you — Manny Pacquiao, and the billions of judgemental, big-mouth, bossy “true believers” worldwide — are irreligious, blaspheming, spineless cowards REFUSING to obey your chosen gods and your promoted beliefs regarding this very same, inconvenient, Lev. 20:13.

Rational adults will not continue to allow you to mistreat them based on your hypocritical “do as we say, not as we do” choices, and your abhorrent lifestyles practicing inhumane heterosexual supremacist and “religious” supremacist beliefs.

God damn you naggers.

I volunteer. Execute me. Face-to-face and publicly (video recording and publication meets the publicly requirement), for “being gay” or “acting gay” or “being accused of being gay,” or “promoting homosexuality” or even “recruiting hets to turn gay.”

OR ELSE SHUT THE FUCK UP, because your words do not matter, even to you.

Leviticus 20:13 ME, you cowards, or STFU, in legislative chambers, on political discussion shows, on tv, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. STFU about your barbarous, murderously violent superstitious beliefs about GLIBT — gay, lesbian, intersex, bisexual, transgender — people.

STFU everywhere about your religion’s psychotic beliefs about killing GLIBT people or be known as a psychotic, murderous killer, just waiting to go off on anyone you even suspect of being Queer (note my capitalization).

Your religion, its written materials, its spoken words: all are those of every common bigot.

You ARE prejudiced. You WILL continue to discriminate against and to arrogantly and irrationally repress human beings whom you perceive or know to be GLIBT.

You’ll discriminate and repress us long after you stop publicly bragging about doing it as you are now, to help you recruit and fleece others like you, and you’ll eventually stop admitting your irrational bigotry exists, if asked.

If you do not carry out YOUR part of Leviticus 20:13, the apparently magical transparent half, then you are dismissed. You have demonstrated your complete lack of faith in your god, an absence of integrity, and you have destroyed your credibility. You are proven irrelevant, out-dated; you are a selfish, mouthy, lying and lapsed religionist abusing others to hide your own failings.

Come, mighty coward! Chop off my head and let the streets run with my Queer blood. Stand up and be counted among the godballiest of godly godballs, god’s executioners.

No more invisibility, whether in Iraq or San Francisco, where a few cults of you do your filthy illegal “work” in secrecy, showing your claims of “religious” beliefs in “light and love” to be plainly, visibly “dark.”

Hang us, cut off our heads, crucify us, then stack our bodies up and burn them publicly. Follow your gods’ instructions in the light of day, with witnesses, as Muslims encourage.

Your religions are empty shells, you have no integrity.

Despite the shallowness of your belief and your lack of trust in the gods you describe — gods which require our obedience but not yours, all in one sentence — he (“his”, always, not “its” or “hers”) will surely show his pleasure with your ongoing damages, as you diminish and try to destroy his evidently most-favored, also-creative Creations, GLIBT human beings.

Despite being endlessly set upon in every way possible by insecure heterosexuals and anyone looking for a scapegoat, GLIBT people thrive.

My sober, serious challenge to you is: Follow Lev. 20:13 Or STFU. Follow your god’s anti-GLIBT law, the one you clearly and outlandishly expect us Queers to follow.

We are permanent. We’re going to keep Taking Equality whenever we collectively want it enough to will it. Worldwide, we will never again surrender any of our lives, which will be “fleshed out” and enriched by all of the exact same rights you are enabled to exercise — in all of the same countries where you live.

Lev. 20:13 or STFU!

Follow what so many of you say each of your many Bible versions prove your god orders you to do — to me, an “unrepentant” gay man — without shame about your choice of gods over the obviously barbaric stupidity such an act neatly exposes, and permanently attaches to your kind, each time.

Follow it also without so much fear of Earthly prosecution that it could prevent you from completing your holy task blessed by god, as you say, “Saint”.

Follow it, or shut the fuck up about what your god and/or your superstition has to say about us GLIBTs.

The “religious” god profiteers (these are motivated by profiteering from any appearance of, and their mis-uses of, petty amounts of personal power over other peoples’ lives) are executing us frequently and secretly in most Islamic countries, even against national, Muslim, and international law.

Why not you? Do something more ritualistic and repeatable than the random, repeated, idiots’ parade of fucked-brain opportunistic lone wolves committing post-homosexual-coitus overkill; drunk heterosexual gay-bashers who just finished earning $20 for giving blow jobs in the park bushes.

Be intentional.

Otherwise, each of you cowardly hypocrites, whether or not you admit it, have never had any right to even try to control the lives of other human beings according to your choice of books.

You refuse to follow it yourselves, yet you claim you really believe your choice of one of these books was directly written by your god.

Were I he, I’d make sure you were punished for intentionally lying.

 

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