Kill the Gays.
The hideous ‘Kill the Gays’ bill is back in Uganda’s parliament. In the video you can hear the explosive reaction to its tabling. This in a country where a third of the economy is provided by foreign aid. Where these same MPs just voted themselves the equivalent of $44,000 to buy a car – I’m guessing not a Prius. Bahati claims that the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ (not sure what that is – though I confess to knowing a few aggravating homosexuals) will be removed it hardly makes anything better.
Full coverage at the Throckmorton blog. It’s a long and dispiriting story. Clearly, as in the States (though yes, it’s getting better), attacking gay people is the fastest and easiest way to make a reputation and raise a ton of money.