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Ugandan Pastor and Rick Warren Pal Martin Ssempa Planning Million Man 'Kill the Gays' March

Well this is something to look forward to... not.

Martin_ssempa Heinous Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa (who is, incidentally, Pastor Rick Warren's man in Uganda) is planning a "million man march" in support of the ""kill the gays" bill.

Reuters: "The east African nation has faced intense pressure from Western governments and human rights groups over anti-homosexuality legislation tabled in parliament as a private members' bill last year. Museveni seemed to distance himself and the government from the proposed law on Tuesday, saying it was a foreign policy issue and calling for more talks. The ex-rebel leader said he had been under pressure from Western leaders. 'We want to show how many people support the bill,' Pastor Martin Ssempa told journalists in the Ugandan capital. 'We want to give a postcard that (Museveni) can send to his friend (U.S. President) Barack Obama,' Ssempa said in front of posters saying 'Africans Unite Against Sodomy' and 'Barack Obama Back Off'. He said the march was planned for February 17. Ssempa, one of Uganda's most prominent anti-gay campaigners, criticised Western nations as 'failed states' for supporting gay rights."

From Max Blumenthal's article on Rick Warren and Uganda published a year ago:

"Warren’s man in Uganda is a charismatic pastor named Martin Ssempa. The head of the Makerere Community Church, a rapidly growing congregation, Ssempe enjoys close ties to his country’s First Lady, Janet Museveni, and is a favorite of the Bush White House. In the capitol of Kampala, Ssempa is known for his boisterous crusading. Ssempa’s stunts have included burning condoms in the name of Jesus and arranging the publication of names of homosexuals in cooperative local newspapers while lobbying for criminal penalties to imprison them."

"With safe sex advocates on the run, Warren and Ssempa trained their sights on another social evil. In August 2007, Ssempa led hundreds of his followers through the streets of Kampala to demand that the government mete out harsh punishments against gays. 'Arrest all homos,' read placards. And: 'A man cannot marry a man.' Ssempa continued his crusade online, publishing the names of Ugandan gay rights activists on a website he created, along with photos and home addresses. 'Homosexual promoters,' he called them, suggesting they intended to seduce Uganda’s children into their lifestyle. Soon afterwards, two of President Yoweri Museveni’s top officials demanded the arrest of the gay activists named by Ssempa. Terrified, the activists immediately into hiding."

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  1. Yet again, leave it to the Christianists to lead the way in hating those they can't accept under the teachings of their Christian God! Unbelievable. And, BTW, thanks to Rick Warren and his ilk for stoking this madness with their African brothers!!

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 15, 2010 9:13:58 AM


  2. I think it's rich that this guy says that the US is a "failed state".. Who depends on other countries for basically everything you have?

    Posted by: Just sayin' | Jan 15, 2010 9:25:48 AM


  3. Here rhe deal buddy... back off the effin bill or you get no more money, k? It should be as simple as that.

    Posted by: androjai | Jan 15, 2010 9:35:57 AM


  4. Can we bomb Uganda off the face of the earth, yet?

    Posted by: KFLO | Jan 15, 2010 9:36:57 AM


  5. And I thought it was scary growing up gay here in the US. In our zeal to rightfully condemn the policies and politics, it is hard to remember that real people are facing imprisonment or death in Uganda just for being gay. All under the santimonious eye of homophobic Christian bigots - in 2010, that's not scary, it's unimaginable.

    Posted by: BATS | Jan 15, 2010 10:03:33 AM


  6. @kflo - during the protest?

    Posted by: me | Jan 15, 2010 10:05:13 AM


  7. Imagine the terror this man creates in his country. If gay people can't count on governments to protect our very lives, what are we to do? How about getting all those DADT people who were kicked out of the service to form a special undercover global force to take care of idiots like this nutjob.

    Posted by: Jonster | Jan 15, 2010 10:14:39 AM


  8. Religion=DEATH
    Uganda=DEATH
    USA=DEATH for supporting these sick subhuman animals in their frontal attack on human rights.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jan 15, 2010 10:26:47 AM


  9. Remember when Robert Mugave went on these same types of tirades? Typical African politics. When things are going horribly for an African government, they create scapegoats and whipping boys... then because of political mismanagement, the country calls into an abyss of corruption, the economic sputters, food production fails, and before you know it you have yet another African country that is a basket case. Typical. Reverend Ssempa, do your dirty work, but know that YOU are the canary in the mineshaft. Your country will be starving to death with in the next 10 years... just look at Zimbabwe.

    Posted by: dancobbb | Jan 15, 2010 11:08:01 AM


  10. The man is a terrorist and Uganda ought be considered a terrorist state. As such, the US should "deal with him" as they have seen fit to do so with so many others of his ilk. I mean, c'mon, even in a vacuum would his replacement be a Nazi too? Er- better yet, offer the GLBT Ugandans political asylum then carpet bomb the country to oblivion.

    Posted by: Tadpolicus Wex | Jan 15, 2010 11:13:31 AM


  11. I feel so sad evertime I read this type of news. I get so down. That sometimes i think maybe they are right...maybe i should die. Will we find freedom? Will i be able to marry the one I love and really be free? Can i get over this feeling of rejection and hate?

    Sometimes i´m just so tired. But I have to keep fighting for my mom and for my guapo. So dont worry Im ok... just very very sad.

    Posted by: Raul | Jan 15, 2010 11:30:22 AM


  12. Hey, Raul, hang in there, and don't give in to despair.

    The one thing I can tell you with certainty is you shouldn't die, and you shouldn't let anybody make you feel that way.

    Things seem bad sometimes, but I've also seen a lot of change take place just in my lifetime. I'm older than I'd like to admit, but when I was young, I never dreamed we'd even be to the point where we're debating same-sex marriage in the first place. There's bad news sometimes, but also a lot of good along the way in the people you meet, the relationships you have either now or one day, and some of the good folks you meet along the way.

    I know what it feels like to be tired and sad, but remember, for all the bad people out there, there are a lot of good people, too. MLK was right when he famously quoted the nineteenth century abolitionist Theodore Parker: "The arc of the moral universe is long/But it bends toward justice." It may take time, sometimes a long time, but each day we fight and each day we stay alive, brings freedom and justice at least one step closer... even if it feels like we can't see it.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jan 15, 2010 3:02:41 PM


  13. thanks bobbyjoe. You are a very wise guy. all my <3 .

    Posted by: Raul | Jan 15, 2010 6:34:15 PM


  14. oh, how wonderful!
    just great!

    Posted by: ED2 | Jan 16, 2010 2:58:48 PM


  15. The Bible warns against false teachers and Rick and his puppet seem to fit the bill. Wonder how it will go when they stand in front of God and give an account for the hatred they spread and the harm caused to others. I don't see any of the love mentioned in Christ's teachings reflected by any of these types.

    Posted by: Dieter | Jan 16, 2010 3:51:56 PM


  16. I believe it is time for the bigots in our country and all over the world to have their blood spilled!!!!

    Posted by: Harry | Jan 16, 2010 10:24:22 PM


  17. The cowards are out here, waiting to hear the call for blood. Every gay site has its trolls. The mentally ill, the disadvantaged, the sexually confused, pastors, priests and ministers. You need to get a grip, Harry, and decide who you want your audience to be. Or have you already?

    Posted by: BILLOFTHEDESSERT | Jan 17, 2010 12:33:17 AM


  18. Looks like those damn death cultists are finally fulfilling their pathetic Fatwah envy - creating a Xian Sharia nation in Uganda.

    Xian morality doesn't exist.

    Posted by: Gyeong Hwa Pak | Jan 17, 2010 4:14:23 PM


  19. Este tio es un hijodeputa, si esto lo dijera una musulman, prácticamente no daría tiempo de darnos cuenta de que su pais ha sido invadido o algo peor.

    Posted by: kainmarko | Jan 18, 2010 2:34:35 AM


  20. notice how slient Warren is right now? Hey Rick Warren... ever hear that silence is assent? You are simply proving to us all that you truly are the flaming fucking bigoted hater that we knew you were but that you denied. This is YOUR responsibility! YOU have these gay Ugandans blood on your hands!

    All the Christian taliban are evil and should be classified as terrorists. Moderate christians... where are you to claim your religion back, or do you simply agree with the radical sacks of shit? Wake up and stand up against them or you are or you risk being classified as evil as they are!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Jan 18, 2010 7:59:39 PM


  21. We, the LGBT Community, must above all else maintain the course set for us in gaining equality. These rabid hate-mongering Cults of Jesus are ultimately self-destructive. The God-Given attribute of human sexuality is immutable and it is an abomination to attempt to manipulate God's work.
    Maybe they'll understand that.
    I will not reduce myself to the hate.
    I have written to "Pastor" Rick Warren the hate-monger. I have written to the Archdioces of Washington, DC because of the Catholic Cults of Jesus threats to remove services to the poor over equal rights issues. I have addressed Linda Harris and Maggie Gallagher in writing and will continue to confront the bigots at every opportunity. I will not move from the moral high ground of "we are not free until all of us are free."
    Keep the faith and keep moving forward. We shall overcome.
    http://activecitizen54.wordpress.com/

    Posted by: Kevin Andrews | Jan 18, 2010 10:10:10 PM


  22. Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a paper-hanger in Germany who did not like Jews or gays. His name was Herr Hitler.

    Like Martin Ssempa, he said terrible things about them and ordered his men to round them up and send them to concentration camps where they were slaughtered like cattle.

    Der Papefuehrer (Pope Pius XII) and the Vatican knew what was happening, but he and the Christians turned a blind eye by making a deal with Herr Hitler so that the Catholic Church would not be attacked.

    Fast forward to the present and we now have the good Christians not only approving of the slaughter of gays in Uganda, but being the very ones who instigated it and provide the means and money to make that happen.

    Someone please tell me, again, how much "good" the Church does. I so love a touchin' good story at bedtime.

    Posted by: cbdcs4u | Jan 20, 2010 4:10:23 AM


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