Lying about Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill, with Corporate Sponsorship
Watch this video by Molotov Mitchell. It’s repulsive, profoundly dishonest, and appears to be sponsored by major, respectable U.S. corporations. About the only good thing I can say is that it doesn’t embed in WordPress, which limits its distribution.
But look at the corporate sponsors — AT&T, French’s, Dell, Bing.com … did I miss any? AT&T, Dell and Microsoft each got perfect scores on the HRC Corporate Equality Index this year. So what gives? Box Turtle Bulletin has phone numbers where you can call to complain.
For those not up to speed, here’s why Mitchell is lying in the video: Not only would Uganda’s anti-gay bill execute rapists, child molesters, and those who spread HIV, it would go much, much further. Here’s the text of the Ugandan anti-gay legislation. It’s not long. Read it yourself. Even if you don’t live in Uganda.
Like many statutory rape laws in the United States, there is no exception for people who are very close in age. So this bill would execute an 18-year-old for having sex with her 17-year-old lesbian lover, even once. It would execute gays and lesbians who had sex with the disabled, even once, and even if the disabled person was also gay and the sex was consensual. It would also execute “serial offenders” — that is, it would kill two healthy adults who were in a long-term, monogamous, consensual, same-sex relationship. As if that were not enough, it would also kill two people with HIV who knowingly had sex… with each other.
But it would go even further than that. Here’s how.
Aggravated homosexuality gets the death penalty — that’s section 3(2):
(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.
One way of being guilty of aggravated homosexuality is to be a “serial offender.” That’s Section 3(1)(f). And, under section 2(1)(e), it is an offence for purposes of the bill if a person
touches another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality.
So all I need to do is touch someone twice, consensually, with the intent of committing homosexuality, and I’m subject to being executed.
The bill isn’t hard to understand. Read it yourself. The World Net Daily lies about this bill because they want to see it enacted. Religious leaders like Rick Warren have condemned the bill, rather than lying about it. But the WND appears to want a gay genocide. There is no other explanation. What I can’t explain is why otherwise gay-friendly companies would allow themselves to be associated with this.
Update: As of this morning, all advertisements appear to have been removed. Apparently this wasn’t a hard call for the companies involved, and good for them.
 Am I a colonialist for criticizing a bill pending in Uganda? Mitchell seems to think so. But World Net Daily, which presented the video, felt free to criticize Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, and Spain. Uganda, however, is apparently off limits.
Also, to say that a white person can’t condemn a black person’s opinion, or that an American can’t know any better than a foreigner, is just the sort of moral relativism that I thought American conservatives had renounced.