Ugandan lawmakers have lashed out at the LGBTI community in what can only be described as a display of hate and intolerance, promising to introduce new anti-LGBTI legislation.
The hateful rhetoric from the MPs is said to be in support of Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for “standing firm against homosexuality” at the recent 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva.
Threatening to walk out if European nations tried to pass an amendment to include LGBTI people in a declaration on migrants and refugees, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been condemned by many, however, applauded by her fellow Ugandan MPs.
Adding on from their Speaker, MPs also took the opportunity to attack and condemn same-sex love, “Homosexuality is unnatural in the human,” insisted one MP.
“As long as you cannot give us children … remember God has given us the responsibility to be the ‘factory’…” another MP added.
Highlighting their intolerance, one MP described homosexuality as being “uncouth,” “unacceptable,” and something that is “unthinkable, unwarranted, uncalled for, unAfrican!”
After feeding off each other’s hate, the lawmakers agreed that the country must pass a new anti-homosexuality law after the notorious 2013 version was annulled by the courts on a technicality.
“That bill should come back and we pass it because we must stand firm for who we are,” explained an MP.
Speaking with Mambaonline, The African Equality Foundation’s, Edwin Sesange said that the MPs were “completely ignoring the historical facts of Uganda and pushing a hateful foreign agenda” on the nation.
“It is well documented that Britain forced anti-gay laws to Uganda, meaning it is homophobia which is un-African or un-Ugandan not homosexuality.”
“I appeal to them to start reclaiming the traditional values of Africa, like love for all and non-discrimination among others, which were eroded by the foreign discriminatory sodomy laws,” Sesange adds.