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A friend sent me this link.... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#34283419.... We had been talking about the proposed law.

The fact that Nicholas Kristof is part of the interview had me watching. His blog in The New York Times.... http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/.... is one I check each day, and his book "Half The Sky" has been top of my Christmas list for several months.

I have friends who have lived, or who do live, and work in, not just Uganda, but other neighbouring countries. A number of them are gay. Some have already left, others refuse to do so.

I am sure there are many people more eloquent than I, speaking out against this proposed law. I just can't shake the feeling, that this is a runaway train with a very precious load, about to crash with grave consequences, while we sit and watch.

I urge you to contact your M.P's your government, do anything, which will encourage the people in power, to speak out against what is surely, genocide in the making!



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Dec. 9th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Ugh. :(((

Hate hate hate seeing steps backwards into the dark ages. Makes me despair for this planet.

Gave a lecture on climate change today. So difficult sometimes to tell students all of this and then try to leave it on hopeful notes. But I try, then hear about stuff like this and wonder why we bother. :(
Dec. 9th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
then hear about stuff like this and wonder why we bother. I do honestly get why you think that. But we have to bother, we really do.

I was a child of the sixties, and spent a lot of time fighting for human rights issues. As I got older, I continued to do so but in different ways.

With all the information we now have at our fingertips, I wonder if we have become somewhat immune, to the horror others have to live with.

I honestly don't know. Sorry I don't mean to go on.

You must be looking forward to the end of term and some free time or will you have papers to mark? I am of course hope you have lots of free time and plenty on inspiration:))

Dec. 9th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
This is about the stupidest thing I ever heard. I simply don't get it, we're in 2009 not 09.
The world is a scary place, yay for Sweden hope my country will follow, but don't get your hopes up.
Dec. 9th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
From what I have heard, Sweden's is the only government to have come out and said, there will be consequences to Uganda if this law is passed. I may be wrong, I really hope so.

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Dec. 9th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link, I rather like the way your friend writes.

For the most part, yes I agree with him. I do know some church leaders who have spoken out against this but they are not in the upper echelons, therefore what they are saying lacks the necessary impact.

I do think there are also other factors at play, many we have little control over. We can though speak out and call those who are in the position to take this higher.
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Dec. 9th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
It is at times hard to believe this is still very much a reality for many people.
Dec. 9th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Goosebumps for all the wrong reasons.. totally unbelievable.
This morning at the breakfast table I told my daughter about this and she went "What??? But that´s insane!!"
We agreed on it would be like deciding all coloring their hair blond should go to jail for life, those poor bastards born blonds would be hung for the offence they presented to society, and if you hid a blond person in your basement you should expect some kinda shitstorm to hit you hard..
Dec. 9th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
Unfortunately for many this line of thought is to them very "sane"

I had to read your blond analogy a few times...it really is time for bed...but yes, a good way for your daughter to express it.

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Dec. 10th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Words can hardly start to say how revolting this propostition is!!
Dec. 11th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
We keep hearing of all the advances being made in the world, yet many basic human rights are still out of the reach of so many people.
Dec. 11th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
That's really sad!
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Un. Fucking. Believable.

How about hanging the politicians and letting the Homosexuals and HIV pos. people run the country. Then, perhaps, something productive might actually get done.
Dec. 11th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
It may very well be my mood at present, but I don't think enough people really care. It is one more item in the news.
That in so many ways adds to the tragedy.
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