Ugandan Homophobia And The Conclussion*…

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The insanity seems to spread like wildfire in Uganda:

South Africa gay rights activists warn of homophobic attacks after murder

Anger follows alleged gang rape and murder of lesbian campaigner International footballer Eudy Simelane was apparently sexually assaulted and tortured before being killed three years ago. Human rights campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of brutal homophobic attacks in South Africa after the murder and alleged gang rape of a lesbian activist. Noxolo Nogwaza was killed last month after what appeared to be a so-called “corrective rape”, an increasingly common crime in which men rape lesbians to “turn” them straight or “cure” them of their sexual orientation….

Is it something in the water? Raping someone so that they ‘turn’? So, if a bunch of guys takes turns anally violating another man, he’ll become gay? The sickening stupidity of this is frightening. I’d be willing to bet the rent that this xenophobic garbage wasn’t nearly so prevalent prior to the missionaries spewing their cautionary fables over the cultural landscape and enforcing them at gunpoint.

The vacuous homily that all a lesbian woman needs is a good penis to change her sexual orientation is ludicrous at the very least, and incredibly sexist and self-absorbed (read: sexual sociopath) at the worst. It speaks of a middle-school mentality that’s barely forgivable in children, and an offense to all of civilization in an adult.

Rape is, in my book, one of the highest crimes one individual can commit on another, rating right up there with pedophilia and murder. The violation of another’s sexual autonomy is a savage scar across the psyche that wreaks havoc on us all in the long term, and dark night terrors on the victim, likely for life.  It is terrorism, short and simple.

And it should not be allowed. Ever. Period. The end. And the peddlers of this trash should be prosecuted to the highest extent of any law anywhere.

The hidden shame of the source of this evil is (no surprise here) Christianity, followed quite closely by the other two monotheisms (Judaism got this entire sick ball rolling in the first place). Women are subjugated in all their tales, and the consistent lie that homosexuality is unnatural (the observance of nature quite belies that claim). I do not blame religion itself: religion is a construct by which obsessive crazy people give themselves a free pass to indulge their sociopathic tendencies.

So let’s play the blame game: I personally blame these fucktards:

Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push

KAMPALA, Uganda — Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.

The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was “the gay agenda — that whole hidden and dark agenda” — and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family.

For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

So you wander into a cesspit of ignorance and stupidity, fan the flames, ignite the villagers and hand them pitchforks, and then you assholes feign surprise there was violence? I’ll bet there are crackheads on the streets who have more sense. Or brains. And really, what qualified these asswipes anyways? I’ve tended to notice, that if you just slap on a title under the guise of religion, somehow that lends it more credence than it should.

Had I a say, we’d lock these fucks up and throw away the key. I can almost forgive the Ugandans (almost, but not quite) for being undereducated morons discriminating against their fellow human beings, but these fuckagelicals were sent to decent (one supposes) schools, raised in a country where the living standards are astronomically different than Uganda’s, and here they go stirring the pot and fanning the flames of raging sexual xenophobia.

It makes me physically ill sometimes, it does.

Till the next post, then.

*(A conclussion is a portmanteau I learned on Pharyngula: it is a combo of conclusion and concussion. So if the conclusion gives someone a concussion, that’s a conclussion.)

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10 Responses to Ugandan Homophobia And The Conclussion*…

  1. KA says:

    So – nobody’s interested? What gives?

  2. ChuckA says:

    “There, there, KA!”
    What’s that you say?…
    “Where, where?”
    [ala the Marty Feldman "Where wolf" line from Young Frankenstein? Which I'm resisting posting a link to, here.] :shock:

    Just a thought, KA…Is it conceivable…or even remotely possible…that many of us atheists are just getting a bit “totally burned out” from all the CONSTANT, absolutely asinine, amazingly common & widespread examples of “Cognitive Dissonance” that are on insane…even prominent…display…EVERYWHERE in this cockamamee world?
    Personally, I felt rather “burned out” way back in the 1990s, whilst rambling through my “fifties”
    But then again, as Ray Garton says:
    “That’s just me!”…?

    And saying all that, in turn, reminds me of that old classic tune from the “Wizard of Oz”; you know…
    “If I Only Had A Brain!”
    (Which, again, I’m resisting linking to a YouTube…
    at least…for the moment?) ;)

  3. stardust says:

    I corresponded with a Ugandan woman for several years and she had some horrifying stories to tell me. She was educated and worked in the government offices, her husband was some sort of official. Well, he was murdered by the Amin regime years ago. She was a widow with four sons to raise. Not an easy task in a country where women hold low social status, in general. She had a lot of fear of being raped, molested, beat. She suddenly stopped writing with no explanation and I fear that something bad has happened to her. Religionists, when they go to these countries make things so much worse and confused. The “stuperstition” compounds. One set of religious beliefs mixing with other primitive superstitious beliefs and often get something quite bizarre and dangerous. I am so glad I was born in this country. I don’t know how people, especially women, cope in these ignorant and dangerous places in the world. Hard to believe this shit goes on in 2011.

  4. stardust says:

    And agree.. WHERE THE HELL IS EVERYBODY????

  5. Jo says:

    We’re all here, its just the level of utter stupidity that is displayed by the religious makes me sick……..

    Not much can really be said about this (IMO because i dont speak for the world). We all know that this is what the Xians want america to become, and slowly i feel like this is the sort of state that we are headed towards. Already in some of our states evolution isnt being taught. Heck i grew up in a state where they still taugh creationism (Iota, LA) and not just that but on many of the test in these back water states, they have even changed aspects in math (the value of Pi and the use of fractions).

    Now to get back on track, what you see is an attack on the place where we learn logic and reason, they then brain wash the young (and not just their kids either) and then they start spitting politcal non-sense about how america was founded by christians for christians.

    If this is left uncheck we will be just like these extremely poor nations that are murdering themselves over a make believe being. This story is just a wake up call and a prelude to the future or america.

  6. Ms. D says:

    Yeah, but here’s the problem with the US becoming a “backwater” killing each other over a “make believe being,” Jo. In the immortal words of Denis Leary (from the song “I’m an A-hole”) “we got the bombs.” These religionists have proven that they’re not content with just killing non- or otherwise-believers in their own country. Oh, oh, no. No, we gotta kill everyone who doesn’t look, act, or believe as “we” do. And right now we have the means to do that.

    You are right, though, that this scary future for the US seems more and more possible each day. I read “The Handmaid’s Tale” in college, and thought it was terrifying, but improbable. Funny what 10 years can do to a country. I recently re-read it and it didn’t seem so far-fetched. Hopefully the GOP will self-destruct over the next 1.5 years, we can maintain a quorum of sane, rational politicians for a few more years, the economy will continue to get better, Obama will be a lame duck and do whatever the hell he pleases, the crazies will continue to die off, and the minority of people fighting for a religious anarchy will be pushed back to the fringe in which they belong. I’m going to continue to hold out hope for that, and in the meantime make seriously nice with our European “sister offices” so I can escape quickly with a job (which is going to be the only way foreign countries let us in if the crap really hits the fan) if necessary.

  7. tommykey says:

    I can’t remember where I read it, but in some article the author posited the idea that evangelical Christians in America may have in mind kicking up some kind of holy war in east Africa. If you get enough radical Christians controlling countries like Uganda, then it adds a religious element to possible conflicts with Muslim majority countries in the region like Sudan and Somalia.

  8. Virginia says:

    EEEK! Missionaries!!! I loathe missionaries. Missionaries trigger instant recoil, like watching flies feed. I detest what they do in my country ’cause they erect a massive wall o’ piety out of a disgusting holy book which is actually more curdled and less coherent than month-old cheesecake. The insufferable piety eventually becomes codified sanctimony and pretty soon you find yourself accused of doing what you didn’t do with your boyfriend not because you didn’t want to but because you didn’t get the chance and you are summarily threatened with a “virginity test” at the local police station unless you pay a bribe or the faith-based Mexican cops will haul a$$ straight to your hyper-Catholic parents with the questionable results of the “Virgin Mary” virginity test…Think it ain’t so? Try south of the border. Try Mexico. I say, build that wall and we’ll keep our drug cartels plus the illegals but you get to keep all missionaries with Mormon haircuts, the sanctimony and that gawd-awful grinning Tortilla Jesus at the roadside taco stand. Fair ’nuff? Great post! :-)

  9. jimmer54 says:

    KA
    Good post. I have been reviewing a lot of this Extreme Religious Right activity. I have concluded that they are using their influence in other parts of the world to find out how easy it will be for them to try the same in the US. It costs them much less money and they can get lots of people to do their bidding. And I agree it is sad to note that this is happening inn the 21st century. This is also what infuriates me with the extremists who seek to criminalize and even murder others who choose freedom.

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