KAMPALA, UGANDA – Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, claims that officials have uncovered evidence of a conspiracy to overturn the nation’s moral order in an effort to promote homosexuality in the country’s media.
The Kampala Observer reports that “The government says it has intercepted minutes of a recent meeting that discussed wide-ranging strategies on how to promote the rights of [LGBT] people in Uganda. These strategies include how to raise funds and recruit ‘friendly’ journalists into the cause of fighting for homosexual rights in Uganda. Some sources have told The Observer that security operatives infiltrated gay groups, and managed to get a document containing minutes of the meeting.”
Lokodo, a former Roman Catholic priest, hopes to use the “evidence” to revive anti-gay parliamentary legislation introduced three years ago, which called for the death penalty for persons convicted of engaging in homosexual relations. That punishment was “watered down” to life imprisonment.