The case of the anti (Part 1)

So President Museveni signed the anti-homosexuality bill into law the other day. No surprises there. This is after all the same guy who earlier this year said that “homosexuals are “abnormal” beings who can be “rescued” through economic empowerment.” Because obviously homosexuality is both the shield from poverty and avenue to wealth. The president is really trying to tell us that people not only choose to be homosexuals but they do so for economic reasons. Really though!? How exactly does this make sense Mr. President!? And they need to be “rescued”!? What exactly are you rescuing them from? Are they in captivity? How do you rescue a person from their own  truth!?

After signing the bill into law, the president gave a speech and said that homosexuality is a Western import. This a view that is shared by many other Africans unfortunately. How can you import sexual orientation though? Is that even a possibility? The irony is that the people who shout the loudest about homosexuality being a Western import conveniently forget that their anti-homosexual tendencies are fueled by some Western Evangelical groups. So I guess some Western groups can influence our collective opinion but not others huh!? Bag of contradictions much!? So homosexuality is unAfrican but putting our noses in others sexual affairs is not!?

Why can’t we just accept people for who they are!? If you were born a heterosexual good for you. If you were born a homosexual good for you. We each need to live our own truths. Why police and outlaw homosexuality? There are no awards for such acts. It’s not going to improve your life expectancy or iron out one wrinkle from your forehead. It is not going to change the fact that there are pressing development issues that need to be addressed. Politicians, like Museveni, use such hate-filled laws to distract the population from their shortcomings as leaders. While you are busy clapping for such leaders and cosigning their ridiculousness, messes are rapidly occurring and being swept under the rug in the background.

Live and let live folks. What two consenting adults do is between them.

 

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