Wednesday, February 26, 2014

keeping up with Uganda

Never let it be said that the United States doesn't at least try to keep up with such forward-looking nations as Uganda where the president signed an anti-homosexual bill Monday and a newspaper promptly named the "top 200 homosexuals" in the nation.

In Arizona, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has until Saturday to decide whether to sign a law -- passed by the legislature -- that would allow businesses to exclude homosexuals based on 'religious' convictions. Seven other states have introduced similar legislation but Arizona was alone in passing it.

Perhaps it could be thought of as a small bit of ecumenism -- bringing Islam and Christianity into a more warming embrace?


  1. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill, SB 1062

  2. Re: Anti-homosexuality laws & publicly naming i.e. calls for arrests. More inhumane activities from the land that permitted Idi Amin to come to power.

    The Ugandan press has again outed "top homos" (I beIieve this is becoming an annual event. I am having difficulty finding analyses connecting the dots as to what wealth, property and power these "top homos" have.

    Of course it's even more difficult to determine who is being intentionally falsely targeted.

    Is this just highly distrubed relgious pettiness?

    Is the whole issue really just a an extremely brutal distraction?

    Whose interests are being served?

  3. Frank -- Maybe it's a bit like the U.S. (et al) tactic of creating another war or fear that will distract from the thorny difficulties of peace ... jobs, health, education, etc.