Thursday, February 24, 2011

BBC - The World's Worst Place to Be Gay?

Uganda, home to around 33 million people, is a dangerous country for gay people. Preaching hate speech against homosexuals is a national sport here. Newspapers expose their names on the front pages and promote anti-gay propaganda. Gay & lesbians run away from home to save their lives and are constrained to hide in inhumane places. Radio DJ Scott Mills travels to Uganda and has been witness to the hell, showing that main drivers of the anti-gay propaganda is the church since the firt missionaries has been preaching the idea that homosexuality is an abomination and evil.

File Name ..........: The.Worlds.Worst.Place.To.Be.Gay.WS.PDTV.XviD-FTP.avi
Total Size (MB) ....: 549,93 MB
Video Length .......: 00:57:28


pconroy said...

As much as I 'enjoyed' watching this, I went away wanting Mills to delve deeper into the anti-gay hysteria in Uganda.

It would have been helpful if he compared Uganda to similar countries, looked into the colonial history, the religious influences in more detail and pushed the people he interviewed to explain why they think homosexuality is wrong (and contrasted for them 'western' views towards homosexuality).

SShendeR said...

Uganda is surely bad, but how about Iran or Saudi Arabia? In Iran homosexual conduct is punishable by death and they act on their words too, unlike some others.

I have downloaded this and will watch it once I have some free time on my hands.

Bijan said...

in Iran Hetrosexuals and Homosexuals are treated completely equal !
no kidding !

even the Heterosexuals couple (not married) will arrested and punished severely if seen together in the street

apples said...

Having lived there myself, I'm well aware how people feel towards homosexuals. My experience, though, is that most people (at least in the cities) seem to feel towards homosexuals as towards atheists - it's just not right, there's something wrong with you, they don't want to talk about it and prefer to ignore the fact that it's there unless confronted.

Unfortunately, when people gather and are confronted with it, especially in rural areas, group mentality takes over and personal responsibility seems to disappear instantly.

Homosexuality is seen as wrong in both Christianity and Islam, Uganda's two biggest religions - as well as not in any way accepted in the African Traditional Religions that permeate all African societies - priests are no strangers to witchcraft. Where two or three such forces meet, all encouraging hatred towards the same target, it's harder than anywhere else to get acceptance for wanting to live your life with the person you love.

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