S. Africa’s ambassador to Uganda fined for anti-gay hate speech….

South Africa’s ambassador to Uganda, a country criticized for threatening the rights of gays, has been found guilty of hate speech for an anti-gay column he wrote before his appointment, the South African Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.

Commission spokesman Vincent Moaga said a judge ruled that the 2008 newspaper column headlined “Call me names, but gay is NOT OK” by veteran journalist Jon Qwelane promoted hatred. Qwelane was ordered to apologize and pay a fine of 100,000 rand (about $14,000) that the human rights commission will donate to a gay rights organization. deets here

Hate speech has no place in this world…

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