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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