Tag Archives: Africa

UGANDA: No Bail For Rapists And Gays

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is backing a constitutional amendment which would deny bail to all those accused of rape and of being a homosexual. The MPs who agreed to the new proposals on Feb. 13 during the ongoing NRM party retreat tasked the justice ministry to speed up the process of amending the constitution. Museveni has always maintained that giving …

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Concerned Women: Obama Wants To Impose Homosexual Values On Uganda

Concerned Women For America mouthpiece Janice Crouse is very upset about President Obama’s denouncement of Uganda’s anti-gay bill. “His arrogance is breathtaking,” Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and senior fellow of Concerned Women for America’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, told LifeSiteNews. The “president repeatedly insists that his personal values and beliefs are equated with the nation’s values and beliefs. When he …

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Op-Ed Of The Day

From an opinion column in Nigeria’s PM News: If US or any other pro-gay country sends us an openly gay ambassador what is the Nigerian government going to do? If your brother or sister is a homosexual, will you hand him or her to the law? Your kids praise their teacher to the high heavens; you find him or her …

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NIGERIA: Mob Attacks 14 Gay Men

A mob armed with clubs invaded the homes of fourteen “suspected homosexuals” in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and dragged them into the streets where they were beaten. The walls of the victims’ homes were painted with the phrase, “Homosexuals, pack and leave.” Four of the victims were marched to a police station, where they allegedly were kicked and punched by police …

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UGANDA: Crowd Cheers As President Declares “War On Homosexual Lobby”

Via Pink News: On announcing his intention to sign a bill dubbed the “jail the gays” bill, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed a cheering crowd to say he was declaring “war on the homosexual lobby”. This video shows him saying he will sign the bill, at which point the crowd cheers loudly. In December, Uganda’s Parliament passed legislation to …

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Obama Slams Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

“As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love. “That is why I …

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UGANDA: President To Sign Bill That Sentences Gays To Life In Prison

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says that he will sign the bill that calls for up to a life sentence for those convicted of homosexuality. Via Buzzfeed: This is a reversal for Museveni, who had written to members of parliament after the legislation passed in December that he had come to believe that homosexuality was a biological “abnormality” and not something …

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Christian Hate Group Cheers Uganda: Homosexuality Is Worse Than Murder

Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: Paul Cameron’s Family Research Institute is upset that Marvin Olasky of the Religious Right-aligned WORLD magazine dared to criticize Uganda’s draconian anti-gay bill, which recently passed parliament but has been blocked by the president, at least for now. In a response on its website, Cameron’s group took issue with Olasky’s claim that the …

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LGBT Activist Vs Ugandan Police

RELATED: Mugisha is the executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, which is suing American evangelist Scott Lively for crimes against humanity.

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HRC Head Chad Griffin On Nigeria

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin joined HuffPost Live today to talk about the situation in Nigeria and Goldie Hawn, who yesterday issued a mortified apology after posting a photo of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan with the caption, “Met the wonderful president of Nigeria.” In the clip below, Griffin blasts NOM’s Brian Brown and other American Christians for exporting their …

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NIGERIA: Catholic Cardinal Promoted By Pope Francis Praises Anti-Gay Laws

“The church accepts people as they are, we condemn homosexuality, Nigeria is an independent country and we do not beg for food. We have every right to order our social life in any way we think it should go. Our social life should not be organised on the basis of what others think. On this note, I commend our National …

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Catholic Archbishop: We Thank God For Nigeria’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama was appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1995. Yesterday New York City-based Sahara TV interviewed him about Nigeria’s super-criminalization of homosexuality. Here’s how they recap the clip below: Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, joined SaharaTV’s Rudolf Okonkwo to explain his reasons for supporting Nigeria’s recently enacted Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. “We thank God that this bill …

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NIGERIA: Thousands Throw Stones Into Sharia Court Demanding The Executions Of Eleven Gay Men

You wouldn’t think it possible, but it’s getting even worse in Nigeria. Via the Associated Press: Thousands of protesters threw stones into the Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, urging the speedy convictions and executions of 11 men arrested for belonging to gay organizations. Security officials fired into the air to disperse protesters in Bauchi city so the …

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NIGERIA: Gay Man Lashed 20 Times

The BBC reports: A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences. Under Islamic law, courts can punish homosexual acts by stoning to death. But the judge said he took into account that the Muslim man, Mubarak Ibrahim, 20, carried out the acts seven years ago, and …

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NIGERIA: Dozens More Arrested

Via the Associated Press: Activists say that dozens more people have been rounded up, arrested and questioned across Nigeria for being perceived to be gay just over a week after the president signed a law criminalizing gay organizations and meetings as well as same-sex marriage. Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike, Executive Director of the Nigeria-based International Center for Advocacy on Right to …

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HRC Demands US Action On Nigeria

The Human Rights Campaign has written to Secretary of State John Kerry, demanding a “strong and proactive American response to the humanitarian crisis” in Nigeria. From the list of suggested actions: Directing the U.S. Embassy in Abuja to perform in-country refugee processing for LGBT Nigerians who are being targeted for arrest under the newly passed law. Recommending that President Obama …

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UGANDA: President Blocks Life Sentence Anti-Gay Bill On Procedural Grounds

The Ugandan press reports tonight that President Yoweri Museveni has blocked last month’s bill which calls for a life sentence for homosexuals. Musveni says that the legislature lacked a quorum when the bill was approved. “Some elements, however, insisted and even without quorum of Parliament, passed it,” the President said. “How can you pass law without the quorum of Parliament …

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NIGERIA: Eleven Muslim Men On Trial, Face Stoning To Death For Homosexuality

The BBC reports: An Islamic court in Nigeria’s northern state of Bauchi has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals in violation of their religion, a religious leader has told the BBC. A 12th person arrested – a Christian – would be tried under secular law, a BBC reporter says. Under Islamic law, a person can be …

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Nigerian King: I Have A $1M Watch And Have The Same Cars As Queen Elizabeth

“I have a wrist watch that cost $1 million. I wear expensive wrist watches, shoes and chains, all made of diamond. First and foremost, I am very creative and secondly, I emulate the style of our forefathers, wearing royal beads as an old style. You know these days, if you want to become a popular and flamboyant king, you have …

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NIGERIA: Dozens Of Gay Men Arrested In First Day Of Super-Criminalization

Yesterday Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that super-criminalized homosexuality. And the arrests have already begun. Via the Associated Press: Human rights activists reported that dozens of gay men were being arrested in northern Nigeria in an apparent response to the law. The United States, Britain and Canada condemned the law, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday …

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