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President Museveni signs Anti-gay Bill into law
Publish Date: Feb 24, 2014
President Museveni signs Anti-gay Bill into law
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By Vision Reporter 

KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni has signed the Anti-homosexuality Bill into law.

“Homosexuals are nurtured but not natured. No study has shown that one can be a homosexual purely by nature. Since nurture is the cause, that is why I have agreed to sign the Bill into law,” Museveni said during the public signing of the Bill into law at State House Entebbe.

Flanked by ministers, MPs and senior health practitioners, the President said there are mercenaries recruiting young people into gay activities to get money.

“That is why those mercenaries must be punished and those recruiting them. I have failed to understand that you can fail to be attracted to all these beautiful women and be attracted to a man,” Museveni said.

"That is a really serious matter. There is something really wrong with you," he said.

"Homosexuals are actually mercenaries. They are heterosexual people but because of money they say they are homosexuals. These are prostitutes because of money," he said, asserting that he had taken the time to get scientific advice before signing off on the law.

"No study has shown you can be homosexual by nature," he said. "That man can choose to love a man... is a matter of choice. After listening to the scientists, I got the facts.

"Can somebody be homosexual simply by nature? The answer is no."

The president said he had a particular problem with oral sex.

"One of the cultures that we detest is oral sex. The mouth is for picking food, not for sex. We know the address for sex. That address (the mouth) is not for sex," he said. "The mouth is for eating not for sex. The mouth is engineered for kissing." 

As for gay oral sex, he said the health risks were appalling.

"It is not healthy. You can contract STD (sexually transmitted diseases). You push the mouth there, you can come back with worms and they enter your stomach because that is a wrong address. You can also contract Hepatitis B," he said.

He said homosexuality in Uganda has been "provoked by the arrogant and careless Western groups that are coming in our schools and recruiting homosexuals into homosexuality and lesbianism".

"Initially I have not paid attention to it because I was busy with the immediate issues of defence, security, electricity, the roads," the president said.

"When finally, when I concentrated my mind on it, I distilled three problems: number one, those who are promoting homosexuality and recruiting normal people to it. Secondly, as a consequence of number one, many of those recruited, are doing so for mercenary reasons. To get money. In effect, homosexual prostitutes. These mercenary homosexual prostitutes have to be punished. Just like those who are recruiting them.

"Number three, homosexuals exhibiting themselves. Exhibition of homosexuals, advertising yourself that you are homosexual."

Museveni warned critics of the law not to push Uganda on the matter.

"I advise friends from the West not to make this an issue because if they make it an issue the more they will lose," he said. "This is social imperialism. To impose social values of one group on our society.

"I would advise Western countries, this is a no-go area," he said. "I don't mind being in a collision course with the West. I am prepared."

(Additional reporting by AFP)

  

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