Vice speaks to David Bahati, the author of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill which includes the death penalty.
Going against international condemnation of the bill is a very strong statement to make.
If we suppose that homosexuality is a universal human right, then why do you think American people don’t allow the practice of same sex marriage? If it is a universal human right, why don’t they allow it? They have enough work to do in their countries. Let them sort that out.
But there are LGBT people in Uganda.
Don’t remind me that you took me as a slave. Don’t remind me that you took our resources to enrich your countries. Don’t tell me you’re more superior than I am. You have funded us for over 50 years—have you changed anything? These activists are agents of imperialism and we’re not going to take it easily. They are agents of colonialism. How can you continue to act like slave masters? The suggestion that Africa can only exist with America’s help is wrong. Africa was here before you.
Source: Vice Magazine