Monday, February 06, 2006

Are you now, or have you ever been, a homosexual?

Wherever activists fight to ensure that gays are afforded the same human rights as everyone else, the inevitable backlash follows.

A few weeks ago, I wrote of a hideous attempt by the Nigerian government to ban not only gay rights, but any form of expression in favor of gay rights.

Now, tabloid newspapers in neighboring Cameroon have started a gay witchhunt to 'out' prominent homosexuals who engage in 'deviant behavior,' according to the tabloids.

"We could not remain silent. We had to ring the alarm bell," ranted the editor of one of the rags.

His paper offered the headline (insert menacing music): 'Gays are among us.'

But the campaign has been condemned by the state communication council for invading people's private lives.

The country's communications minister was one of those named.

Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon are three of the most corrupt countries in the world. But while Kenya is in an uproar over graft scandals, Nigeria and Cameroon are scapegoating gays and those who support human rights for gays.


At 4:11 AM, Blogger TheMalau said...

What else is new? They have issues with gays in Africa, and those in power, those with influence, either agree with them, or uses that to destroy political ennemies, or business competitors. Using a widely accepted hate to justify injustice... sounds familiar?


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