In a televised press conference held Wednesday, the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni claimed he wanted to ban oral sex in his country, alleging that the “mouth is for eating.” It is not the first time that President Museveni shows his rejection of sexual practices that are common in the modern world.

Back in 2014, he created the “Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act” – which was previously called the “Kill the Gays Bill” in the western media because the death penalty was included in one of the clauses proposed in the original version. The Act was ruled invalid by the Constitutional Court on procedural grounds.

President Museveni, 73 years old, seeks to ban the oral sex practice now. Also, he issued a public warning which condemned sex acts that he said are brought by outsiders.

Oral sex and gays are wrong, but raping is not

President Museveni explained that oral sex could cause damage to the person practicing it.

“You push the mouth there, you can come back with worms and they enter your stomach because that is a wrong address,” President Museveni said.

The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 claims offenders could be sentenced to 14 years in prison. Ugandans were required to denounce known homosexuals, according to the state minister for Ethics and Integrity.

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, Uganda
President Museveni considers people can get worms thanks to oral sex. Image credit: AP

Father Simon Lokodo expressed that men raping girls was natural. He suggested that heterosexual assault was morally preferable than consensual homosexual activity.

Father Lokodo claims to have several degrees in theology and considers himself a good Christian man who defends his own country from “scourge” of homosexuality. Uganda’s police have actively targeted LGBT community.

In the recent events, President Museveni published his video on Twitter in which he expressed:

“Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practises indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of the cultures we detest is oral sex. The mouth is for picking food. We know the adress of sex, we know where sex is. The adress is not for sex,” said the President Museveni.

The President has been worried for years

Back in 2014, President Museveni had also made some remarks about oral sex. He had warned, just as he did recently, that oral sex could cause health problems like worms. Also, he had claimed that it could cause Hepatitis B.

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President Museveni disagrees with sexual practices that are accepted mainly nowadays. Image credit: AP

He defended his Anti-Gay Bill in 2014.

“Arrogant and careless Western groups that are coming in our schools and recruiting homosexuals into homosexuality and lesbianism. I have failed to understand that you can fail to be attracted to all these beautiful women and be attracted to a man.That is a really serious matter. There is something really wrong with you,” said President Museveni.

President Museveni explained that these kind of actions were doing nothing more than imposing social values of one group on their society, and he urged people into not push him on the matter, considering he was ready to go on collision with the “West.”

Source: Daily Mail