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Ugandan Paper Stirs Gay Witch Hunt

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Posted on Oct 23, 2010
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A man reads the “Rolling Stone” newspaper in Kampala that published names and photos of homosexuals and encouraged authorities to “hang them.”

In a horrific witch hunt, violent assaults against gays have followed publication in an Ugandan newspaper of an article headlined “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak.” The paper, called “Rolling Stone,” said it plans to continue to publish the names of gay individuals.

Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda, and a draconian anti-homosexuality bill is awaiting action in parliament.

So watch as we begin a series of our own: “Newspapers in Uganda That Will Stoop to Anything to Fan Hatred, Boost Circulation.” —JCL

The BBC:

Several people have been attacked in Uganda after a local newspaper published their names and photos, saying they were homosexual, an activist has told the BBC.

Frank Mugisha said one woman was almost killed after her neighbours started throwing stones at her house.

He said most of those whose names appeared in Uganda’s Rolling Stone paper had been harassed.

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By shadow_man, October 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm Link to this comment
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To those of you using the Bible as a weapon against homosexuality, you are wrong. Homosexuality is not a sin. The Bible is constantly being taken out of context to support anti-gay views. Scholars who have studied the Bible in context of the times and in relation to other passages have shown those passages (Leviticus, Corinthians, Romans, etc) have nothing to do with homosexuality. These passages often cherry-picked while ignoring the rest of the Bible. The sins theses passages are referring to are idolatry, Greek temple sex worship, prostitution, pederasty with teen boys, and rape, not homosexuality or two loving consenting adults.


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***.soulfoodministry.org/docs/English/NotASin.htm
***.jesus21.com/content/sex/bible_homosexuality_print.html
***.christchapel.com/reclaiming.html
***.stjohnsmcc.org/new/BibleAbuse/BiblicalReferences.php
***.gaychristian101.com/
***.mccchurch.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources&Template;=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2121
***.wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence.html
***.soulforce.org/article/homosexuality-bible-gay-christian
***.goodhopemcc.org/spirituality/sexuality-and-bible/homosexuality-not-a-sin-not-a-sickness.html

Thats why Jesus never mentions it as well. There is nothing immoral, wrong, or sinful about being gay. Jesus, however, clearly states he HATES hypocrisy. If you preach goodness, then promote hate and twist the words of the Bible, you are a hypocrite, and will be judged and sent to hell. Homosexuals will not go to hell, hypocrites will.

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By reverento., October 25, 2010 at 8:00 am Link to this comment

wtf….. this reminds me of a great bill hicks joke
*hill billy voice* “Ain’t we humans just keen!” *pats self on back*

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By rico, suave, October 23, 2010 at 10:46 pm Link to this comment

I thought American Tea Partiers were the only homophobes on the planet. Is there a Tea Party chapter in Uganda?

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