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Blogger interviews editor who outed 200 Ugandans

In an interview published today on the American website LezGetReal, blogger Melanie Nathan spoke to Giles Muhame, the editor of Uganda’s Rolling Stone newspaper. You may remember it as the one that published the names and photographs of Ugandans perceived to be gay along with the headline “Hang them; they are after our kids.”

Sexual Minorities Uganda took the publication to court and were granted an injuction preventing the paper from publishing any more photos.

The editor, in a recent press release, states that he will carry on in spite of the court injunction. Presumably because he’s being well paid to do so.

As Box Turtle Bulletin noted,

With each publication, more evidence emerged that the tabloid, which carried virtually no advertising, was receiving support from anti-gay sources. Strong circumstantial evidence suggests that anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa, who is wanted by authorities for his participation in an outing campaign against a rival pastor, was a driving force behind Rolling Stone’s activities. Seempa is currently sought by authorities for his actions in leveling accusations of homosexuality against rival pastors.

Melanie had a chance to interview the editor of the newspaper and ask him a few questions.

Giles Muhame framed his attacks as a mission to protect the children of Uganda and reasserted that he will continue publishing the names and likenesses of people he thinks are gay, regardless of what the court has said.

We will publish their pictures without fear from the courts.  I am willing to go to Jail.

He also blamed Uganda’s poverty on homosexuals, and claimed they spread disease, lower the overall life expectancy and have orgies.

The interview is pretty head-wrecking, but if you’re into that, pop on over to Lez Get Real and have a read.

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