David Edwards Cecil has gotten himself a ticket to jail for making a film in Uganda about homosexuality.
Uganda on Thursday arrested a British theatre producer for staging a play in Kampala about a gay man despite a temporary ban by the country’s media authorities, a police spokesman said.
Producer David Cecil was sent to prison until a bail hearing on Monday after being charged in a Kampala court, an AFP reporter said.
“There are two charges preferred against him, one of disobeying lawful orders contrary to the penal code and another of staging the play which was still under review,” Ibin Ssenkumbi, a spokesman for the Kampala police, told AFP.
I recommend reading the comments section. I found this one particularly interesting.
For the first time in ages our police and justice is working in the interest of the people. I wonder shhy [sic] the whiteman [sic] is imposing his immorality on us?
If that’s what they do in their culture, we dont. End of.
Yes, indeed. Why is that white man imposing his immorality on the people of Uganda?
In case you are wondering, Uganda is approximately 84% Christian.