Uganda's Anti-men-who-sleep-with-men Bill
“I am the gay doctor,” the physician whispered to me, making sure nobody around heard.
Okay, but why are you whispering?
In a matter of weeks, the Ugandan doctor’s admission to TIME could land him in jail and his patients on death row.
Well if I was him I wouldn’t even be brave enough to whisper it.
And were any of the Ugandans … to sleep with someone of the same sex in another country, the law would mandate their extradition to Uganda for prosecution. Only terrorists and traitors are currently subject to extraterritorial jurisdiction under Ugandan law. Even murderers don’t face that kind of judicial reach.
They’ll extradite people because they are gay! What could have prompted such a heinous bill?
The bill has an American genesis of sorts, inspired to a large extent by the visits of U.S. evangelicals who are involved with a movement that promotes Christianity’s role in getting homosexuals to become “ex-gays” through prayer and faith.
Well that doesn’t surprise me too much, religion (in my experience) spreads more hate than love.
I’m not sure how much difference signing petitions makes, but if you feel that way inclined you can do so.