Like the way President Barack Obama was told by the president of Kenya this week that “gay rights is really a non-issue” and not accepted by Kenyans, Uganda’s president told Obama last year that, unlike in America, homosexual behavior is a “no-go” subject, “never supported by Ugandans,” and Obama should “respect African societies and their values.”
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni also explained that Ugandans – a country that is 84% Christian — reject the notion that unnatural behavior is a “human right,” and added that the behavior homosexuals engage in is “terrible.”
In Uganda it is against the law for a person to have “carnal knowledge against the order of nature,” i.e., homosexual behavior, and the guilty party can face a long prison term up to life imprisonment. After Uganda revised its anti-homosexual law in 2014, the U.S. State Department imposed sanctions against the country.
In a February 2014 interview, CNN’s Zain Verjee asked Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni about why the Ugandan state was acting against the “free choice” of some people.
President Museveni said, “I’m acting on behalf of the society. It’s not just the state, it is the society. And that’s why I would like to advise the Europeans and the Western groups that this is one area which should be a no-go area.” (Read more from “Uganda President to Obama: ‘Respect African Societies and Their Values’ – What Gays ‘Do Is Terrible'” HERE)