John M. Becker

Ugandan PM: Gays Are 'Abnormal,' But Don't Kill Them

Filed By John M. Becker | January 07, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Africa, Amama Mbabazi, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kill the Gays bill, Uganda, Uganda anti-gay bill

"I think in our tradition -- and this is what I believe -- homosexuality is treated as an abnormality. Given that as a fact, then the next question is, how do we treat abnormalities in our society? Do you kill them? If you identify an abnormality and you say 'let's kill these abnormals,' my conclusion is that you are the one who is abnormal.

"They need help. How do you treat your children who are born as... mongols? Do you execute them, imprison them for life?"

-- Amama Mbabazi, Prime Minister of Uganda, speaking at the Foreign Affairs Ministry about the country's infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The bill passed Uganda's parliament last month and is currently awaiting President Yoweri Museveni's signature.

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