Dear Sirs and Madams, Members of Parliament,
I am writing as a student, a psychology Master, who is deeply concerned about human rights at home and abroad. I am alarmed by this proposed bill, that is so against not just the UN’s declaration of human rights, but also the Ugandan Constitution’s.
I’m concerned because I have studied in-depth the world-wide problem of sexual abuse of children, and see this bill as severely misguided if it’s to in any way affect this problem. Pedophilia and child abuse have nothing to do with homosexuality, which concerns the love and relationships between consenting adults. Neither can one get “recruited” or “turned gay” by others.
I am also deeply concerned because I have citizenship in America as well as Sweden. As such I am appalled by the extreme right wing American Evangelical pastors who have been pushing their hateful agenda, cloaked in a false rhetoric of “Christian values”, in Uganda in the last decade. These men have stoked this fire of hatred and scapegoating, perpetuating their myths about homosexuality all over the world.
Please don’t allow the most self-serving and inhumane of my people this influence in the world.
I urge you as political leaders to stand up for human rights, and oppose this legislation!
Thomsons Väg 30B
21372 Malmö, Sweden