Gay Row: Ugandans Hail Kadaga For Blasting Canadian Minister


this geneva;”>Kadaga accused Baird of harboring a “colonial attitude” towards African nations and interfering in her country’s internal affairs, information pills after Baird, in an address to the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), denounced Uganda for violating gay rights and oppressing homosexuals.

Rebecca Kadaga

Moreover, Ms. Kadaga claimed, according to a report by the Daily Trust, that Canada refused to grant entry visas to most Ugandan parliamentarians, and that she was prevented from making a presentation at the conference by the organizers, due to Uganda’s ban on same-sex “marriage.”

Baird cited the brutal murder of homosexual activist David Kato as an example of the dangers faced by open homosexuals in Uganda. Kato died after being bludgeoned to death by a homosexual prostitute whom he failed to pay for his services. However, his murder has been widely cited by homosexualist activists as a case of “anti-gay” violence.

Uganda has consistently stood against pressure from international gay activists and the UN to accept Western sexual values.

In 2005, the Ugandan Parliament adopted a constitutional amendment that criminalized same-sex “marriage” and specified that “marriage is lawful only if entered into between a man and a woman.”

“If homosexuality is a value for the Canadian people, that’s not a problem for us, that’s it’s issue, but one shouldn’t force Ugandans to accept homosexuality because we’re not Canadian citizens,” Kadaga said to loud applause from parliamentarians from African and Arab countries at the IPU conference.

“Ignorance and arrogance, that is how I would describe Mr Baird,” said Ms. Kadaga according to a Globe and Mail report.

She added that the Ugandan people do not “share the same values” as Canada but pointed out that her government does not promote violence against homosexuals.

In September, Baird said in a speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations that he will continue to promote homosexual rights as a key component of Canada’s foreign policy.

As part of that effort, Baird said, he will continue to work with western countries to promote homosexual rights in countries around the world where “violent mobs … seek to criminalize homosexuality,” and to make Canada a welcoming haven for homosexual refugees.

“We’re working with allies like the EU and the United States on encouraging the decriminalization of homosexuality,” Baird said. “We’re working with all political parties in the House of Commons to fight those who restrict the basic human rights, from Kampala to St. Petersburg.”

“This is a very high level of arrogance for him to attack my country,” Ms. Kadaga told the IPU delegates.

Baird was reported to have shrugged off the criticism, retorting, “Sometimes the truth hurts.”


Meanwhile, Ugandans today took to Social websites Twitter and Facebook to express their support for what they termed as Kadaga’s “spirited defence” against western imperialism.

A one Emily Arainatwe described Kadaga as a “bright shining star” for Uganda, urging her to “keep up the spirit and fight for what Ugandans believe in.”

Others said Uganda recently marked 50 years of Independence, adding, Uganda is not only “politically independent but also, morally, spiritually and socially.”

Others posted their comments below the stories on newspaper websites especially Daily Monitor where Kadaga is quoted blasting the Canadian Foreign Minister.

Frank Mugweri: Well done our girl Rebecca. You put us on the map against western imperialistic bulldozers. Please, keep up the spirit and don’t be intimidated on issues of homosexuality which don’t belong to us that the west wants to impose on us. For example, no African has ever preached to the west about polygamy. So they should stick to the topic at hand in the conference.

Rivers Ndeeba: Real defender of her constitution. Deserves to be in the position she is in and cannot allow distractions to the motion on the table.

Her evidence globally highlights the current stalement of the gay issue in many parts of the world.

If homosexual rights are to be observed likr any other prejudices of any kind. Choosing the right avenue is important and local education should accompany all other medium to deal with the issue.

John M Amooti: Job well done Rebecca!

Stephen: Kadaga thank you so much. Sticking to our values will keep the society clean. Paul told the Romans in Romans:1:21, 26-27.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

That is what happens when people through God out their culture. They threw religion out of their schools. No religious education and no prayers in their schools.

Joseph Kasekende: Thank you Rebecca for representing the people of Uganda very ably.Thanks a million

Franco: Uganda is 50 and not only politically independent but also,morally,spiritually and socially. Big up Alitwara. I take no regret from homosexuals and sympathizers. In Romans chp.1, God does not deal with homos alone but whoever fights for them, defends them and promotes their wrongs. Kadaga is a great lady who should be emulated by all leaders in the world who support Homosexuality.
There are certain things in the world which at one time caused the destruction of people’s lives one of them is Homosexuality which God hates very muchNo one wants this kind f life in Uganda. It is farfetched, primitive and unchristian. It has no room in Uganda.

Dennis Otim: There have been a lot of times when I was wowed by this gallant fighter of an iron lady Hon Kadaga but this time i couldn’t be prouder for the way she responded to Mr John Baird.


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