Linda Harvey supports Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Add another enabler and supporter of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual Bill. Mrs. Mission America, Linda Harvey, says she has been involved in Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and that it has been mis-portrayed. In an interview after a recent speech in Gross Pointe Michigan, she was asked about Scott Lively’s involvement in the issue. The interviewer used the description, “kill gays bill” when Harvey stopped him, said she too has had involvement and claimed,

This has been mis-portrayed– and please clear this up. Uganda is criminalizing rape of children, and I think that a lot of people would say, hmmm, maybe death penalty for rape of children — heterosexually or homosexually….

Of course this is inaccurate and is itself a misleading assessment of the bill. She notes that her sources in Uganda tell her that the death penalty will be removed from the bill. Then she continues to say why she supports the bill.

The fact they are re-criminalizing homosexuality is (a) their business, (b) it is patronizing for white Westerners to be telling these folks — they are seeing George Soros funded gay groups going into Uganda. They are all through the schools, lots of promotion to kids. Poor kids, poor kids are being offered money and favors and gifts to have sex. That’s exploitation. That’s sex trafficking. And it’s being done mostly homosexually. By Western homosexuals coming in and trying to get involved in Uganda.

In addition to playing the race card, she says other interesting things in this interview. To wit, she thinks gay people fund Fred Phelps and she favors re-criminalization of homosexual behavior in the US, although she doesn’t know what the penalty should be.

Back to Uganda, while it is tiresome, I must again repost the actual language of the bill. The AHB would duplicate existing law regarding child abuse (defilement) but add specific language to outlaw homosexual behavior in Uganda with death for HIV positive people who engage in same-sex intimacy (touching, as defined in the law) and people who commit more than one offense. Life in prison is the penalty for all other intimacy involving same-sex partners. Don’t believe me, go read it here. Here are some relevant portions:

The object of this Bill is to establish a comprehensive consolidated legislation to protect the traditional family by prohibiting (i) any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; and (ii) the promotion or recognition of such sexual relations in public institutions and other places through or with the support of any Government entity in Uganda or any non governmental organization inside or outside the country.

And, in the definitions section:

“touching” includes touching—

(a) with any part of the body;

(b) with anything else;

(c) through anything; and in particular includes touching amounting to penetration of any sexual organ. anus or mouth.

And section 2:

2. The offence of homosexuality.

(1) A person commits the offence of homosexuality if-

(a) he penetrates the anus or mouth of another person of the same sex with his penis or any other sexual contraption;

(b) he or she uses any object or sexual contraption to penetrate or stimulate sexual organ of a person of the same sex;

(e) he or she touches another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality.

(2) A person who commits an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for life.

Note, no mention of children in section 2. Now the death penalty section:

3. Aggravated homosexuality.

(1) A person commits the offense of aggravated homosexuality where the

(a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the age of 18 years;

(b) offender is a person living with HIV;

(c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom the offence is committed;

(d) offender is a person in authority over the person against whom the offence is committed;

(e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;

(f) offender is a serial offender, or

(g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any man or woman any drug, matter or thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex,

(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.

(3) Where a person is charged with the offence under this section, that person shall undergo a medical examination to ascertain his or her HIV status.

Section 3, line b and f is where the private consensual behavior could result in death. Arguably, line d could be construed as forbidding consensual relationships between a boss and a co-worker. I suspect the author intended some kind of sexual harassment but the way the bill is written, this is not clear. There are also sections criminalizing the intent to commit homosexuality and failure to report known homosexual acts with jail or fines as the penalties.

Now, let me issue a challenge to those who believe Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a good thing and is being mis-portrayed:

Put the bill on your website.

Link to it. Download this pdf of the Uganda Gazette publication. Here is a searchable pdf. Upload a copy to your website. To my knowledge, no supporter of the bill has done this. Isn’t that odd? If you support something, you should be glad for people to see it. Ssempa said he would over two weeks ago and has not done it. The Parliament has not done it. Bahati has not done it. Cliff Kincaid, Peter LaBarbera, Scott Lively, Linda Harvey; no one has posted the full text of the bill. Why not?

h/t- TWO

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  • David Blakeslee

    Back to Uganda, while it is tiresome, I must again repost the actual language of the bill. The AHB would duplicate existing law regarding child abuse (defilement) but add specific language to outlaw homosexual behavior in Uganda with death for HIV positive people who engage in same-sex intimacy (touching, as defined in the law) and people who commit more than one offense. Life in prison is the penalty for all other intimacy involving same-sex partners.

    Simple, clear…they repeatedly get it wrong.

    Once or twice…give ‘em the benefit of the doubt. Repetitively, something tortured and demented is occurring…maybe even evil.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton Warren

    David B – You know, I’m glad you said that.

    In writing this post, it hit me that no one who supports the bill has a way for their readers to read it. You would think that the charge of misrepresentation would be met with evidence. Opponents of the bill are only too happy to have people read it. Supporters could do the same, but they do not.

    And they make these claims all the while attacking my Christian commitments.

  • David Blakeslee

    Maybe it has to do with the Seven Mountains.

  • Lynn David

    George Soros has funded groups “going in” to Uganda? Proof please.

    They [gays] are all through the [Ugandan] schools, promoting to kids? Proof please.

    If all they are doing is stopping the abuse of children why isn’t it called a anti-pedophile bill?

    Craziness is rampant in this country…..

  • Dave

    Well based on the information on her website ( http://www.missionamerica.com/purpose1.php ) these comments should come as no surprise.

  • http://www.arcados.com Peter

    How do americans know what’s up in Uganda? The most don’t know what’s up in Europe…

  • Lynn David

    Well, many of us have been reading the Ugandan newspapers online. Even the press releases of the President of Uganda. Then there is the more mundane way of reading the blogs of and conversing with Ugandans themselves.

  • Timothy Kincaid

    When it comes to gay issues, there are two types of conservative Christians:

    One type is sickened when they hear of a bill that would execute people for being a “repeat offender”, that are offended by the name of their Savior being tied to efforts to jail gay folk, that believe that it is better to have the Holy Spirit draw people to Him rather than ban advocacy, forbid counseling, and require police reporting for “sins”.

    And then there is the type who, when faced with abominable violations of freedom and decency, will look for ways to justify and lie about such efforts.

    I cannot help but believe that the second type are truly motivated by hatred. They believe that they love God, but they will commit evil against His children without the slightest hesitation or concern. They would rather err on the side of genocide than “give in to the homosexual agenda”.

    Unfortunately, the world – especially the gay world – sees and hears more from the second type than the first. Surely that must grieve God.

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  • StraightGrandmother

    Timothy Kincaid =

    I cannot help but believe that the second type are truly motivated by hatred. They believe that they love God, but they will commit evil against His children without the slightest hesitation or concern. They would rather err on the side of genocide than “give in to the homosexual agenda”.

    StraghtGrandmother= Jerome a frequent commenter at the Christian Post uses the term “Cruelty for Christ”

  • Michael Bussee

    “They believe that they love God, but they will commit evil against His children without the slightest hesitation or concern. They would rather err on the side of genocide than “give in to the homosexual agenda”. ~ Timothy Kincaid”

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” ~ Blaise Pascal

  • StraightGrandmother

    Now Linda Harvey says that you should send a letter to your doctor and insist that if your child has to go to the hospital that they not be treated by any sexual minorities. This woman is certified wackadoodle!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/23/linda-harvey-warns-against-gay-doctors_n_1027373.html

  • Richard Willmer

    I was rather amused by what a commenter wrote on the TWO article when they described Harvey as a ‘KKKristian’.

    One irony of the current ‘alignments’ in this whole Bahati Bill business: many of those in the USA or UK who support Bahati are probably white supremacists at heart.


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