Shocking news!: Gay Man Burnt Alive To Death In Uganda By Anti-Homos*xual[viewer discretion]

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Uganda Anti Homosexuality bill. Death opposed but life

imprisonment just fine. It seems the ongoing struggle to

bring awareness to the plight of same sex persons in the

African region is increasingly being fraught with increased

disarray. Point in case the latest photo to make social media

rounds, this time first appearing on imgur of that of what the

posting individual has termed gay person burned alive by

anti gay mob in Uganda. The harrowing image involves that

of an individual, one assumes a gay person who has literally

been burned alive. How or why the circumstances have

come to be are not known. As the deceased lies forlorn near

railway tracks, onlookers, including children look on, one

imagines resigned, elated that yet another individual has been

‘appropriately punished’ for having gone against the grain of

society. The image comes off the back of a purported video

that made the rounds last week including that of two gay

men beaten to death by an angry mob with planks of wood.

In that video image, police are seen abiding by the crowd as

they continually to mercilessly beat the two men to death. In

the background an ambulance is sent back on its way. Told

recently, Akinyi Ocholla, a self confessed lesbian from Nairobi

who works for Minority Women in Action and is a member

of the International Gay and Lesbian Association: ”Being gay

in this country isn’t exactly easy. It’s not as bad as in Uganda,

but it’s still not easy. But you can actually pass. If you don’t

make too much noise or stand out too much, then you can

live comfortably — that is, until the neighborhood finds out.

Then you can’t really know what’s going to happen.” Over

the weekend Uganga lawmakers passed new laws in relation

to those persons engaging in same sex. Tells the BBC:

Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the

punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment

in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a

crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay

people. The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not

enough MPs were present. May we ask when will these

atrocities stop once and for all and why do they continue to

happen and why to date has the United Nations allowed such

action to persist? Surely it must be time to put a stop to such

inappropriate treatment of other human beings, even if their

lifestyles are not condoned by various cultural or religious

imperatives in the region. Which begs the question why they

are so violently condemned in the first place



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