Disturbing updates to the extreme state-sponsored terror campaign against gays in lesbians in Uganda. MP David Bahati—Chief of the Scout Board of Uganda and the sponsor of the proposed extreme Anti Homosexuality Bill which would include life imprisonment and/or death penalties for "aggravated homosexuality"—has reportedly called for the hanging of any Boy Scouts or Scout Leaders who are discovered to be gay.
"I have asked the Scout Association UK to press the world scouting movement to disaffiliate the scout organisation of Uganda, on the grounds that its leader has violated scouting values by proposing the execution of gay people, including gay Ugandan scouts and scout leaders. My letter calls on the British scout organisation to condemn Mr Bahati and his Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and to refuse to host him again in the UK. The British and world scouting movement cannot remain silent, given this threat to kill its members in Uganda. They must break all links with the Ugandan scout organisation while it remains under the leadership of David ‘kill the gays’ Bahati."
Bahati was honored by the Scout organization in December 2009, as reported by Box Turtle Bulletin (above).
Tatchell adds: "His Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which is currently before the Ugandan Parliament, stipulates the death penalty for repeat same-sex relations and life imprisonment for all other homosexual acts, even for mere kissing, touching or caressing. Scout leaders who fail to report gay scouts to the police will face three years in jail. Any scout leader who provides supportive advice to a gay scout will be jailed for five to seven years."
It has not been widely circulated that Bahati is the head of the Ugandan Scout movement. That's very important imho, given Bahati's insistence that his bill is needed because gays are recruiting children and the Scout's own practices here in the States.
Note: The Uganda Scout Association and the Boy Scouts of America are part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The BSA prohibits openly gay men and lesbians to become Scout Leaders. It has infamously and publicly revoked memberships for this reason.