Updated: Jun 1, 2019
A group of Ugandans that has claimed to be "cured" from homosexuality has created a petition for parliament to create the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act. The 'ex-gay' group allegedly went under conversion therapy and submitted the petition on May 27th.
According to the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, George Oundo, the leader of the group, petitioned the notoriously anti-gay Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. Oundo states this comment to the Ugandan Parliament media department, "If this bill is re-tabled, it will help expose the extent of the moral breakdown especially with the children and the youth. We aim at promoting moral and spiritual values since they are just recruited and not born as gays or lesbians'."
Oundo became the household name in Uganda back in 2015. Ugandan media named him as allegedly sleeping with his former boss of a major football club. The football boss, Chris Mubiru, received a three year sentence for sodomy, (sexual intercourse involving anal or oral).
According to Gay Star News, now Oundo is leading the charge to reinstate the controversial bill known as the 'Kill the Gays Bill'. Back in 2014, the Ugandan parliament introduced the bill which broadened the country's anti-homosexuality laws. They included the death penalty for [homophobic sexual acts]. But the Constitutional Court eventually struck down the laws, ruling them invalid on procedural grounds.
After the group petitioned Kadaga, who has long championed the Kill the Gays Bill, decided to meet with the Ugandan president. They wanted to further explain their experiences during the period they practiced homosexuality.
"After the Bill was annulled, we were scheduled to meet with the President but this did not happen," Oundo said. He continued, "We are requesting that we get to meet him and we explain the pain we are going through medically and also the stigma we face from the community."
Kadaga confirmed she would support the group to meet the president.
What are your thoughts about this? Do you think there is a "cure" for homosexuality or do you think it's nonsense?