Museveni continued: “You cannot call an abnormality an alternative orientation. It could be that the Western societies, on account of random breeding, have generated many abnormal people,” he said, adding that other people became gay for “mercenary reasons”, or, in the case of lesbians, a lack of sex with men.
The report said the president believed that improving Uganda’s economy – including rapid industrialisation and modernising agriculture – was the best way to “rescue” young people from the risk of “disgusting behaviour”.
Just so we are clear: To curb gay lifestyles in Uganda, 1) blame Western societies for “random breeding,” and 2) proceed to rapidly industrialize the economy in order to protect young people. Got it.
Except that Western societies are industrialized and most have laws protecting gay minorities. Oh, I see where this is going.
But wait, doesn’t industrialization and modernization include modernization of the mind? Or can industrialization and modernization magically happen atop old school mental capacities?