KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Excerpts from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's letter to the speaker of Parliament about an anti-gay bill, as published Friday in the Kampala newspaper Daily Monitor:
— He calls homosexuals "abnormal" because "a normal person was created to be attracted to the opposite sex in order to procreate and perpetuate the human race." — "What do we do with an abnormal person? Do we kill him/her? Do we imprison him/her? Or do we contain him/her?"
— Homosexuals can be "much more useful to society than sexually normal people." — He disagrees with "the position of Western countries that homosexuality is an alternative sexual orientation." — "Let us cure the economic conditions so that we rescue our youth and, then, see how to deal with the few abnormals that may be there among us."
— Advises Uganda's parliament to wait for the ruling party to reach "a scientifically correct position."