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Whoopi Goldberg has a message for Nigeria, Uganda

Whoopi Goldberg to the presidents of Uganda and Nigeria: "You're on the wrong side of history." (Click image to watch the video.)

Whoopi Goldberg to the presidents of Uganda and Nigeria: “You’re on the wrong side of history.” (Click image to watch the video.)

“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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7 thoughts on “Whoopi Goldberg has a message for Nigeria, Uganda

  1. Hi Whoopi!
    I perceive hypocrisy in your thought pattern! Pretty soon you’ll tell us Mary Magdalene told the Efiks a lie twin infant mortality was evil because pretty soon your benefactor country may soon enact a law according a right for the revival of that practice!
    If this is your kind of human right activism, then you may, possibly, condemn the incarceration of indulgers in bestiality, after all, they are human(Americans!) beings!
    You are simply creating more enemies (including God) for America by encouraging homosexuality, howbeit, indirectly. That’s my “Talk show” for your respectable personality!

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