February 27, 2014

Why Are Americans Funding Uganda Homophobia?

Paul Whitefield, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

So, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doesn’t like gays. In fact, he thinks they’re “disgusting.” Oh, and he doesn’t think much of the West either. And he says Uganda would be just fine without Western aid. So why haven’t we halted — in a New York minute — the $450 million a year or so in foreign aid we give this clown and his country?

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TAGGED: Uganda, Africa, United States, Homophobia, Gay Rights, Homosexuals, Yoweri Museveni


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