New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has a few things in common with Rolling Stone, a Uganda newspaper that published the pictures of the ‘top 100’ gays of Uganda, encouraging people to hang them. Paladino did not ask for the hanging of homosexuals, but he did make this statement:
Which sounds like this statement, from Giles Muhame, the Rolling Stone’s managing editor:
“We felt there was need for society to know that such characters exist amongst them. Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality, which is bad and need to be exposed,” he said. “They take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans. In brief we did so because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable and insults our traditional lifestyle.’
Is it a matter of degrees? Or are there people in the United States who would advocate the sort of persecution going on in Uganda? If unchecked, would people against same-sex marriage take it to the extreme? What role, according to homophobes, do gays and lesbians have in society? Should they just hide?