THE TURTLE CONTINUES TO DEFEND STATUTORY RAPE
Jesus said..they have eyes but they dont see..they have ears but they dont hear..
Jim..I am sorry your partner has HIV/AIDS and you are afraid that if you lived in Uganda he would be arrested if he infected you with HIV/AIDS. My brother and Sister died from HIV/AIDS and we did take care of them till they passed. I am now treating a brother who has HIV who thankfully is still ok. SO I am no stranger to pain and closeness with HIV/AIDS in the last 24 years.
However on the issue of the capital punishment (death penalty in the Ugandas anti homosexuaity bill..I would like to state from my reading that there are
a. Offenders and
Please re-read it again as below.
3. Aggravated homosexuality.
(1) A person commits the offense of aggravated homosexuality where the
(a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the age of 18 years;
(b) offender is a person living with HIV;
(c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom the offence is committed;
(d) offender is a person in authority over the person against whom the offence is committed;
(e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;
(f) offender is a serial offender, or
(g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any man or woman any drug, matter or thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex,
(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.
(3) Where a person is charged with the offence under this section, that person shall undergo a medical examination to ascertain his or her HIV status.
You actually have the right draft and when I do see it I focus on the section a)Victim is below 18 and
b) A handicapped person
Indeed the offenders may vary and their status may vary but the focus should be focused on the victim. DO YOU SEE ANY OTHER VICTIMS OR PERSONS AGAINST WHOM THE CRIME IS COMMITTED.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT YOU ARE FOCUSING ON THE OFFENDER AND IN THE PROCESS YOU ARE DEFENDING A PAEDOPHILE AND RAPIST.
I would like to ask what punishment in your view is acceptable for rape of a minor and the handicapped?
We have written to the committee as Uganda Joint Christian Council to make sure that this is clearly an issue of statutory rape and that the death penalty is removed. If you want that document I can send that to you.
Finally you associate aggravated homosexuality and related crimes and put them under one. I agree that equating punishment is harsh and did indeed recommend that it be substantially reduced.
Nevertheless you should not be decieved that this is the work of three Americans who came and told Africans to detest homosexuality. No this is a tradition for more than 5000 years. You would have to travell back to the acient civilizations of Timbuktu, Ghana, Ethiopea to understand where are coming from.
Of course you would like to make us look extremists so you can stirr up the fear of your readers. You continue to INSIST that we want to round up homosexuals in Uganda ..but that is just not true. We are happy with the current punishment of 12 years as a deterent for all those who practice sodomy becuase it is an unnatural act.
I know of no known case where a homosexual has been arrested and hanged for sodomy in Uganda. Yet every day in America using tax payers money more than 3,000 babies are killed (see photos) not for WHAT THEY have done, but for WHO THEY ARE!
Abortion Kills More Black Americans Than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined, Says CDC Data
I wonder why your box has no room for the rights of these little ones for whom there is no one who will dare stand up for them.
May God open your eyes to see his truth. May He give you conviction to turn and be saved. That is the CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN, THE CHANGE WE NEED.
Martin Ssempa PHD