Paul Cameron of the conservative Family
Research Institute has applauded passage of a harsh anti-gay bill in
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last
week signed the legislation, which increases the penalties for
homosexuality in a nation where gay sex is already illegal. As
approved, the law calls for life imprisonment for the crime of
“aggravated homosexuality.” A previous version of the bill
called for the death penalty.
Kerry speaks to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni about anti-gay law.)
Appearing on the David Pakman Show,
Cameron told host David Pakman that the death penalty was “not
unreasonable” since gays are “parasites on society.”
“Those who act on their homosexual
desires or interests usually end up being parasites on society,”
Cameron said. “And parasites that are very dangerous for society.
Not only because they take far more than they contribute to society,
but they particularly injure children. And many societies have
looked at the injury that homosexual molestation or rape does to
children and have decreed the death penalty for such. … This is not
an unreasonable thing, especially when you consider, as we are
looking right now, at news reports all across the world regarding
what those with homosexual interests have done to children. Some
have molested, raped, however you want to put it, 20 or more kids.”
“Anybody who is in the field of
mental health and is at all reputable does not conflate being in an
adult gay relationship with being a pedophile. They are not
equivalent in any way,” Pakman said.
Cameron accused Pakman of attempting to
“separate out aspects of normal homosexual activity and pretend
that they don't exist.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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Cameron, who has previously claimed
Barack Obama's support for marriage equality suggests that he might
be gay, did not discuss which reported cases he was alluding to.
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