And can we please stop calling them homos??
Here's what Cheri had to say:
I think we should give these homos the freedom they so need.Unfortunately, like many Ugandans, she fears that all the "homos" are going to try to convert her:
They will form pressure groups and try to “convert” us the right sided fellows. They shall form umbrella organisations uniting all gay groups. They already have 1 or 2 bars so chances are that we shall see more gay bars and clubs pop out of the wood work. And then soon after that, they will take over the world and we straighties will become the persecuted one advocating for freedom to do who we want to do. Don’t u see?She (sort of) redeems herself when she says:
I think they are humans, just like u and I. They have a right to live and not to be stoned by Sempa and Buturo. They have every right to demonstrate. They have a right to life and to a particular way of life. Only if it doesn’t physically of mental harm others. And they don’t harm me in anyway, so they are not entirely a waste of human space. They just like one thng and we like the other. Like moslems don’t eat pork and Christians eat it. It’s okay. I think they should be left alone.But then the redeeming stops when she follows up this comment with:
They should also keep those masks on so we can identify them easily and run for dear life when we see them. And they should be quarantined….or taken to Kampiringisa…or somewhere far away from our children!
Obviously, I’m anti homosexuality. But I’m not anti homosexuals.
Big difference. That’s why I can be in the same room with one.
Why quarantine them if they can be in the same room as you? Homosexuality is not contagious! The number of misconceptions about homosexuality here do not fail to amaze me. I wish there could be some kind of rap session where Ugandans could be paired with gay people so they could realize they aren't all that scary. They don't eat children or cause outbreaks of marburg virus, nor will they cause the end of the human race's ability to reproduce.
Take Cheri's advice and try being in the same room with one. It's not that bad.
Chances are, in fact, you've ALREADY been in the same room with one and you just don't know.