Rachel Adams somehow managed to get an interview with David Bahati, the Ugandan legislator who wrote the now-infamous “kill the gays” bill. Bahati is also a longtime and very prominent member of The Family, the shadowy Christian group that has high-ranking members in governments all over the world (most especially ours). The interview shows just how deluded, irrational and hateful the man is.
What evidence has been taken to the Legal Affairs Committee that people are recruiting children into homosexuality?
The committee has considered the bill and passed it and got all the necessary information it needed to make a decision. We have abundant evidence of what is happening in our community—parents and children have come to us. We’re in the business of defending the family between man and woman, as the holy scripture and Qur’an dictates.
Ah yes, both the Quran and the Bible prescribe the death penalty for homosexuality. That’s a good reason to reject both of those “holy” texts as barbaric. Basing public policy on such vile beliefs is disgusting.
What research is the bill based on?
We have enough information about how our society works. Family is between man and woman. Anything beyond that should be outlawed. Most of the research we have is just from life. My mom was with my dad. I know the Bible and the Qur’an are against homosexuality. When an anal organ is used for things it’s not supposed to be used for, it’s hazardous. I don’t need to be taught anything beyond that.
Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence. We have gut feelings and religious beliefs.
Have you seen the Ugandan Human Rights Commission’s (UHRC) position on the bill? It states that most of the provisions violate international human rights standards.
I know this. It adds no value to the process of negotiation. It’s actually a waste of time. Of course they have enough resources to splash around, but it takes nothing from the will of the Ugandans to defend the family as between man and woman. They will not be given an inch. Actually, if the law was there, these publications wouldn’t be there. That’s why we need the law.
And what about the effect on aid that the passing of the bill might have?
Uganda is a sovereign state. We are doing this through a democratic process. Aid with the the condition of homosexuality is not welcome in Uganda. There are millions of Americans and Europeans who support Uganda. It would be a mistake for any political leader in the West to attach the condition of homosexuality to aid…
But there are LGBT people in Uganda.
Don’t remind me that you took me as a slave. Don’t remind me that you took our resources to enrich your countries. Don’t tell me you’re more superior than I am. You have funded us for over 50 years—have you changed anything? These activists are agents of imperialism and we’re not going to take it easily. They are agents of colonialism. How can you continue to act like slave masters?
So let me get this straight…Giving aid to Uganda is expected and demanded; putting restrictions on that aid to support human rights, that’s “imperialism.” And Uganda would never have even heard of the Bible or its barbaric views if it was not introduced by the rule of the British colonialists. So who exactly is being imperialist here?