Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Misinformation" We should take bold positions against gay practices

In the letter; Homosexuals need help, not condemnation (Daily Monitor, October 3), the writer was not specific on the evil. He prescribed a carrot approach for gays - protecting the identity of their families.

After saying they should be counselled without harassment, he also suggested they should be stopped from asking for special social status such as legalisation of their marriages. Likewise, some of our legislators and religious leaders have responded cowardly to MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill recently tabled in Parliament by appealing for lesser penalties to the culprits. But is this a fight against homosexuals or one against homosexuality?

A physician will always draw a line between disease and the symptom. If the patient is to be healed permanently, the doctor has to target the disease itself. If a leg that has cancer requires amputation, then the patient must choose between going without a limb or death. If the patient chooses the limb, the cancerous cells will eventually extend to other parts of the body. In this case the cancer is homosexuality, the patient is the society and the gays are mere symptoms of the cancer. It is high time we took a bold position against homosexuality. Otherwise we owe future generations an answer for our laxity.

George Wasswa,

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