LGBTs are a community , not imported

29 Sep

Peterson S. Ssendi

Off my busiest schedule here in Europe i thought i must answer or correct some homophobic online responses and threats from several Ugandan citizens.

 Gay Rights are indeed human rights and it is the prime reason  why i work tirelessly to defend them. In countries like Uganda, there is no recognition for the rights of gays and hence, we need to demand a change.

Ugandan Gay group based in the Netherlands (picture from their facebook page)

Constitution

Criminalization of individuals due to their sexual orientation contradicts with the Universial Declaration of Human Rights to which we are signatories.

It should be understood that fundamental rights are God given and not granted by the State,  The Ugandan Constitution of 1995 emphasizes that ”all Ugandans are equal before and under the law” The constitution also promises us all protection from discrimination on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion. Above all, every Ugandan is mandated to protect and defend this constitution. It is hence unfair to discriminate against or legislate with intention to supress the gay Ugandan  minority.

 Killing Gays

Our constitution provides protection to life and liberty and declares that “no person shall be deprived of life intentionally except in an execution of a criminal offence under the laws of Uganda” Also “no person shall be deprived of personal liberty, and no person shall be subjected to any form of tourture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”

Therefore, the difference between Gay rights and Human Rights is either very slim or undetectable. I do not endorse the views of  heartless homophobic Ugandans who seem to reason that certain Ugandans are in receipt of foreign funds to change their lifesyles.

 Our culture too must respect privacy and refrain from accusing persons on the basis of what they do in their bedrooms.

 Thanks to Pastor Moses Solomon Male for this guiding response amidst the controvesy;

Dear bro Kawandulabigambo,

 I hope all is well with you.

 I have just read this article which refers to you as a gay journalist. It is not clear to me whether they refer to you so because you write gay news articles or because you have pronounced yourself to be gay during the show as many people who have seen the article have interpreted it .

Please clarify so that you are not misunderstood. Being a human rights activist does not make you a homosexual because even Christ Jesus defended people’s rights.

Otherwise, I hope the trip is fine.

 Peace and blessings.

 Pr Moses Solomon Male

Pastor Moses Solomon Male is founder and Executive Director of Arising for Christ Ministry in Uganda populary known for his anti-gay crusades amongst other issues.

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5 Responses to “LGBTs are a community , not imported”

  1. Harriet Kamashanyu September 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    They are indeed a community……
    No matter our different opinions about this…..they deserve a fair and just treatment like any other national of a country

  2. anisioluiz2008 September 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

  3. Loveroy Lusimbi Da Nice September 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks Peterson for making it clear
    To the world most especially the homophobic PASTOR.no one is at school to learn being a gay,if it was about money many people would be rich in UGANDA becouse I belive many
    Are GAY

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