Why would homosexuals accuse some opponents of a mental disorder like homophobia?
The question is…Why wouldn’t we?
A deliberate disinfo campaign has convinced tons of people that Ugandans want nothing short of gay genocide. I decided to look deeper. This isn’t my opinion, this isn’t Rick Warren’s opinion, this isn’t even MSNBC’s monolothic gay opinion. This is what’s in the bill. Uganda’s anti-gay bill formally extends the death penalty to homosexuals who commit pre-existing capital crimes. They are as follows:
- #1 — Pedophilia or sexual abuse of the handicapped.
- #2 — Knowing that you are HIV+ yet continuing to spread it to others, and
- #3 — Using positions of authority to coerce others into performing sexual acts.
That is it. That’s as far as the “genocide” goes.
But, but, but…that’s just not true. And we know it. As someone who has put the bill on screen and walked viewers through the language, I can say the death penalty applies to people who are convicted multiple times of
- not ratting out your gay friends
- trying to get same-sex married
- letting a friend use your photocopier to make flyers for a gay event
…and lots of other cases that don’t even involve gay sex.
So Monotony Molotov Mitchell has gone to the trouble and expense of making a video on which he stakes his basic credibility (“I decided to look deeper. This isn’t my opinion…This is what’s in the bill.”) He makes a point of how he’s done his research and how his statements are objective truth.
And yet a bright 12-year-old could read the bill well enough to call him a butthead (the 12-year-old’s word, not mine).
So what’s going on here? I see only three options:
We can only wonder at the contents of Mitchell’s head. Perhaps he doesn’t know his statements are untrue. Perhaps he can’t distinguish fact from fantasy. That would make him crazy. And if he’s not crazy — if he’s not psychotically broken from reality — then the only way he can read the bill and come to his conclusions is if he’s genuinely stupid.
Let’s hope he’s just crazy or stupid, because if he’s deliberately lying then he’s evil. That’s not a word I toss around lightly, but I do believe in it. (Sorry to defy your stereotypes, religious right, but I’m no moral relativist. I believe in right and wrong, good and evil). I can’t give a neat and tidy definition of evil, but I know it involves treating other people as if they were mere objects to be used and disposed of. Does that apply here? Mitchell is lying to his faithful viewers and casually risking the slaughter of thousands of decent people just to advance his own agenda of — well, who the hell knows what. Yeah, it applies.
Again, this assumes Mitchell is lying on purpose. Maybe he’s not. We don’t know at this point. It’s confusing, to be sure, so I’ll just lay out the options in a little decision tree and let you decide for yourself. (Personally, I don’t think he’s stupid.)
[Feel free to republish the chart if you like.]