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Museveni: Gays Don’t Get Murdered in Uganda (VIDEO)

Museveni: Gays Don’t Get Murdered in Uganda (VIDEO)


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has once again denied that in Uganda gay people are being discriminated against and murdered over their sexual orientation.

In a Wednesday segment of Christiane Amanpour’s CNN show, Museveni said that the widely condemned and newly reintroduced Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009, that despite what the interview says still carries a death penalty provision and jail time for not denouncing homosexuals, was motivated not by animus toward gays but because gays are exhibitionists who are trying to recruit young people.

“The problem [with homosexuality] is exhibitionism. And the second problem would be trying to lure young children into homosexuality.”

Museveni also alleged that “before we came in touch with Europeans” Uganda had “few” homosexuals, and he went on to say the murder of David Kato, a prominent LGBT rights activist who was bludgeoned to death outside his home, was the result of “personal quarrels with some of his partners” despite a wealth of evidence to suggest that the murder was in fact motivated by Kato refusing to give money to a man who was trying to blackmail him over his sexuality.

Watch the Museveni interview below:

To read more about the history of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, click here to view Care2′s past coverage.


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10:26AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Yep, all the gays have left Uganda, And Iran, And China, And Canada, And the U.S........ We all just moved to a country that only our "family" know the location of, and are setting out to turn all the fragile minds of the young and weak, to our advantage!

4:26PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Scary man, scary country. Why does Uganda produce such insane people in their government? Idi Admin was a horror,Uganda has not progressed much further.

12:16PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Deny Deny Deny - that's all they ever do, deny that gay people are being persecuted! They are real, they are there, and they aren't going to disappear anytime soon. How about treating them like humans, afterall, that's what they are!

10:27AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Women aren't raped and political prisoners aren't killed. the Fairy tales continue!

10:25AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

He can say what he likes. The truth is plain to see. The situation for gay people in Uganda is appalling and very dangerous. I have no respect for the President who denies this is happening.

5:32AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

We need a much closer look at the activities of fundamentalist American 'missionaries' who have encouraged both laws and violence against gays in Africa, and also encouraged the rooting out of 'witchcraft', often through torture and death.

9:18PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

I made a video about why Homosexuals should have equal rights. It’s at my YouTube channel Zarrakan, and here’s the link:

Watch it, share it, and join the fight against the evil Homophobes.

2:37PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Murder, execution, potatoe, potata.....

11:57AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Museveni wouldn't know the truth if it hit him in the face. He is playing to the world stage and he is a very poor actor. He knows he is lying.

9:29AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Kind of begs the question, who does get murdered in Uganda?

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