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(RNS) A Ugandan cleric who ministers to homosexuals has criticized the passage of a controversial law that imposes life imprisonment for homosexual acts.


  1. As the indignant brats cry bigotry over Phil Robertson’s truthful words, real tragedies and injustice are occurring in Uganda. Homosexual behavior may be a sin but it shouldn’t be criminalized and most certainly shouldn’t be punishable. Living sinfully is punishment enough.

  2. charles e. killeen

    It’s interesting to me that of all the comments I’ve seen or heard about this issue no one has said a word about what I see as the real issue. I don’t care if Robertson is on or off the air. I’ve never seen the show but I think the media are too quick to fire people for their opinions. This prevents writers and broadcasters from expressing honest viewpoints and therefore prevents honest discourse. As for Robertson’s comments they are grossly unintelligent. To bring logic into whether a man should prefer another man over a woman is stunningly dumb. An individual’s preference for his/her own gender over the opposite is not a matter of a calculated decision and logic has nothing to do with it. The truth is that nobody knows how a person here and there is compelled to embrace his own sex and there is no thought process involved. This is obvious. There was never a time in my life when I said, “let’s see, do I want to be straight or homosexual?” I looked t the girls and wanted them. No thinking — just seeing and acting. An honest person will admit that this is the way it was for him or her. As for Robertson saying he never saw mistreatment of blacks in the deep south this points to his obvious obtuseness. I grew up in Philadelphia and I saw it there. Some people live such detached lives that a couple of eighteen wheelers could collide head-on beside them and they’d say, “crash? I’nt see no crash.” Of course Robertson wasn’t put on TV as a sociologist to do in depth analysis of our culture. He was, as I gather, an exhibit to amuse the intelligentsia — give them a glimpse of life in the backwoods. ————- Charles Edward Brendan Killeen

    • Thanks, Mr. Kileen. I should learn from your ability to succinctly present a few thoughts clearly.

        • Not at all, Larry. I understood clearly. What I don’t understand is liberals’ m.o. which involves abandoning dialog as soon as they find themselves unable to respond. Not to mention their utter inability to admit mistakes or fault, a condition indicated by their permanently holding their noses high in the air.

    • He wasn’t fired. Just suspended. It is a publicity ploy just in time for Christmas.

      Its interesting how everyone glosses over Robertson’s raging racism in the same interview. Including A&E’s staff.

      • “Raging racism” is it? How about he rage centering on one intolerant of anyone else’s opinions–all in the nam of liberalism, of course.

  3. The reality is that Ugandans and other Africans understand what is homosexuality all too well. A disgusting sin against God and the natural law.

    • Mere, review Mr. Killeen’s piece posted in the early afternoon today.

      Perhaps one day science will unlock the secrets to orientation, likely found in the brain’s chemistry. It seems that there has not been found a “gay” gene.

      How, too, do we explain a-sexuality, bisexuality, or “hypersexuality”? How, too, do we explain homosexual behavior among heterosexual prisoners?

    • So you support mass imprisonment and execution of gays. I would say you are like the nazis with such a stance, but it would be silly. There is nothing “like” about it. They did the exact same thing.

  4. With Uganda, we get to see what American Evangelicals work for, but can’t do here because of the pesky Constitution. When Christian fundamentalists are not constrained by civil liberties, they are no better than the Taliban.

    • Larry – I am an American “evangelical fundamentalist”. Saying that, I know of no real Christian that would want jail time for homosexuals, unless they physically force their relationships on others, or youth. However, I do not support gay marriage and agree with God that homosexuality is a sin. Also – please give me an example of Mr. Robertson’s racist remarks. Thank you.

      • No True Scotsman Fallacy. Those American Christians mentioned in the articles I linked to are as real as any other people professing to be followers of Christ aka Christian. If you supported those groups, you supported people who wanted to see gays murdered by the Uganda government.

        Robertson said that blacks were happier back in the day when they were segregated. Even the NAACP found them offensive.

        • Larry – please read again the quoted text which Mr. Robertson said regarding blacks – he was speaking of those he worked with.

          • I read what he said and I agree with the black civil rights group on this one. It was racist and silly on Robertson’s part.