Uganda First Lady: If Cows Aren't Gay, How Are Humans?
The First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, is certainly drawing some interesting correlations when trying to disavow the existence of homosexuality in humans.
Basically her argument against homosexuality is that cows don't have gay sex so how could humans be gay? (Is that even true about cows?? For the love of God and Oprah, please keep the videos to yourself!)
From Gay Star News:
Museveni, who is also the minister for affairs in the region of Karamoja, said because of the bishops Uganda has ‘progressed’.
‘We must listen to God and obey him,’ she said. ‘Thank you God for leading us.’
She said the Anti-Homosexuality Act was passed because they owed it to God.
‘If cows did not practice homosexuality, how could we the human beings start arguing over homosexuality?’
Museveni said they would not repeal the anti-gay law and stressed ‘people who pray cannot be defeated.'
Continuing to give Christians a bad name...
In other news, the United States has suspended a portion of its aid to Uganda based on its anti-gay laws, which we'd actually be totally in support of except the financial aid that's currently being suspended apparently goes towards HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.
"As a result of this review process, a portion of the U.S. Centre for Disease Control's (CDC) cooperative agreement with the Ministry of Health has been put on hold pending this review," a senior U.S. government official told Reuters on Thursday.
The U.S. official did not say how much aid was withheld but added the CDC had spent $3.9 million on a ministry of health program last year.
Uganda's health ministry said it had been told it would no longer be able to access money from a fund used to buy antiretroviral drugs and HIV testing kits.
Ministry spokeswoman Rukia Nakamatte said the freeze would affect 50 of its workers.
The U.S. government estimates its total assistance to Uganda stood at about $723 million in 2013. About half a million Ugandans with HIV or AIDS receive help through U.S. programs.
What's the appropriate action, Instincters? Clearly the U.S. is taking steps in response to Uganda's anti-gay laws, but if what Uganda's health ministry is saying is true--and really, who even knows--is taking funds away from HIV/AIDS work the right move?