This year Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the most draconian anti-LGBT legislation in the world. The Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023 criminalizes homosexuality and individuals found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” are subject to the death penalty.
You’d think the religious and political leaders of the world, especially those in democracies, would speak out against such an abominable legislation, and indeed many have come to the defense of the LBGT community in Uganda.
In October, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg, a devout evangelical, traveled to Uganda not to beseech Museveni to repeal the law, but to deliver a speech where he praised the law commonly known as “Kill the Gays” law.
Instead of exporting democracy to the far corners of the world Walberg is spreading his noxious Gospel of homophobia. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that American evangelicals who practically have an orgasm when they read in the Old Testament that gays should be put to death, want to spread their hateful dogma to other countries.
I’m sure that Walberg gets his panties in a twist when he witnesses gays committing “aggravated homosexuality” by having the temerity to express love in public by holding hands, hugging or kissing.
It’s incumbent upon those of us who believe in human rights and gender and sexual equality to denounce homophobia in the homeland and anywhere else in the world.