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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Molotov Wrong on Uganda Anti-Gay Law -- Again
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Just in time for our new article, Molotov Mitchell takes another stab at explaining the proposed anti-gay law in Uganda -- and hides the facts again.

In his March 31 WorldNetDaily video, Mitchell asserts that there is "a deliberate disinfo campaign" claiming that "Ugandans want nothing short of gay genocide." He said he "decided to look deeper":

This isn't my opinion,  this isn't Rick Warren's opinion, this isn't even MSNBC's monolithic gay opinion. This is what's in the bill.

Uganda's anti-gay bill formally extends the death penalty to homosexuals who commit pre-existing capital crimes. They are as follows: 1) pedophilia or sexual abuse of the handicapped; 2) knowing that you are HIV-positive yet continuing to spread it to others; and 3) using positions of authority to coerce others into performing sexual acts. That is it. That's as far as the genocide goes.

[...]

You can argue about other aspects of the bill, but you cannot argue that this is a death sentence for being gay. Unless, of course, your version of gay involves intentionally spreading HIV, raping the handicapped and using political clout to cover it up. And you know who you are.

Molotov is wrong.

As we detailed when Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid tried to push this same story, the bill as it currently stands provides for the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined not only as the definitions Mitchell cited but also being a "serial offender," which the bill defines as "a person who has previous convictions of the offence of homosexuality or related offences." In other words, if you were convicted of previous homosexual behavior -- or even one of the "related offences" such as "failure to disclose" homosexual acts or "conspiracy to engage in homosexuality" -- and were convicted of it again, you could be put to death.

Mitchell also name-checks Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa as someone who has "called" him "the other night" to complain about how "old colonialization had once again raised its ugly head." Ssempa may be even more anti-gay than Mr. Abolition of Homosexuality himself: Apparently, he runs around Uganda showing gay porn in chiurches in order to whip up anti-gay sentiment, like the anti-gay bill.

Ol' Molotov hasn't stooped to that level -- yet. But Ssempa may have given him some ideas.


Posted by Terry K. at 8:03 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:04 PM EDT

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