“You’re on the wrong side of history,” entertainer Whoopi Goldberg tells the presidents of Uganda and Nigeria in a YouTube video made for the Human Rights Campaign. She focused on recent “roundups” of LGBT people in Nigeria because of the new anti-gay law there and the prospect of further arrests there and in Uganda, which just enacted its own Anti-Homosexuality Law.
Referring to Christian fundamentalists who visited African nations with a message that homosexuality is evil and is a choice that people make, she said, “You let people come over to your country and make you believe an untruth. Gay people, black people, people people — we’re all human. We have all faced these issues. … We don’t put up with it any more in the United States because it’s wrong. It’s wrong for us. It’s wrong for you.”
She urged viewers to share the video in order to promote greater understanding of the issue.
“Let’s help the world,” Goldberg said.
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