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04/19/2007


Anti-Gay Pastor Martin Ssempa Invites Ugandan President To Lead Hate March

Ugandan hate pastor Martin ”Eat Da Poo Poo” Ssempa (pictured) has reportedly invited Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to a March 24 public demonstration in support of the country’s newly passed anti-gay law.

SsempaThe law — signed by Museveni in late February — punishes homosexuality with lifelong prison sentences.

Although Ssempa claims that Museveni will be the chief walker in the March 24 demonstration, the Uganda Daily Monitor said that the President’s press secretary Mr. Tamale Mirundi "could not confirm or deny the President’s attendance as the chief walker."

In addition to the public demonstration, Ssempa is also encouraging Ugandans to boycott pro-gay businesses.

Although world figures like US President Barack Obama, Desmond Tutu, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have all denounced the law, Uganda has remained defiant.

Shortly after the law passed, Uganda’s Red Pepper tabloid published an article exposing Uganda’s Top 200 Homos and Ugandan police also began arresting suspected gay men.

However, Ugandan LGBT activists have also published a list of 12 ways you can help the sway national sentiment against the severe anti-gay law.


Sex-Obsessed Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa Faces Off with Brave Trans Activist: VIDEO

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Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa (many of you will recall his "Eat Da Poo Poo"sermon) appeared on Ugandan television's Morning Breeze with trans activist Pepe Onziema and launched into a vitriolic rant about the various ways gays reportedly have sex (with bananas and other objects).

After being attacked by Ssempa, Onziema tells the moderator: "Society has not rejected me...It is the propaganda of the likes of Ssempa. My family loves me as I am."

Ssempa goes on to call Onziema a "hooligan" and attacks the host for allowing him to share the stage.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Update: Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Still Pending, Protest Planned

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Here's an update to yesterday's post on the possible imminent passage of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill.

Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin has an update on the bill and the timing under which it might be considered. 

Burroway notes that while bills listed under "business to follow" often sit under that category for months before they are considered. He also notes that tomorrow, May 11, is not only the last scheduled day of parliament, but also a day in which Uganda's opposition leader returns from a trip to Kenya where he was treated for injuries sustained by Ugandan security forces during a peaceful protest.

Burroway wonders if the bill might be addressed as a diversion from the rioting and domestic strife taking place in the country over corruption, and food and fuel prices.

Ssempa The BBC reports that Pastor Martin "Eat Da Poo Poo" Ssempa has called for the death penalty to be removed from the bill:

But according to AP news agency, MP David Bahati, who proposed the legislation, last month said that the death penalty "was something we have moved away from".

Pastor Ssempa also rejected this clause but nevertheless urged the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to back the bill. "The parliament should be given the opportunity to discuss and pass the bill, because homosexuality is killing our society," AP news agency quotes him as telling the MPs.

Activist group GetEQUAL is holding a protest today at 4-6 p.m. at the Ugandan Embassy, 5911 15th Street NW in Washington, D.C.

If you can’t make it to the protest in person, you can call, write, and/or fax the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States. Please be polite, but firm. The contact information is:

His Excellency Professor Perezi K. Kamunanwire
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Tel: (202) 726 4758
Fax: (202) 726 1727
pkamunanwire@ugandaembassyus.org

Also, sign AllOut's petition or Avaaz.org's petition.


Listen: Pastor Martin Ssempa's Filthy Anthem - 'Eat Da Poo Poo'

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I've posted several times about Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa and his attempts to scare up support for the Ugandan "kill the gays" bill by showing screenings of graphic gay pornography in churches and community meeting places, accompanied by sickening narration from Ssempa himself.

Jake Benson, the youTuber behind "I'm Going Crazy" created a remix of Ssempa's filthy rhetoric. It's probably a bit much before breakfast, and if you're easily offended I'd advise you to skip this post. It's probably not SFW.

You can see Ssempa's intense anti-gay ministry, which the clip is based on, HERE.

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Watch: ABC Nightline Segment on Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill

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ABC News files its first report on Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, on last night's Nightline, discussing American Evangelical Christian involvement in the bill's creation. The segment featured interviews with Scott Lively and Pastor Martin Ssempa.

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Thousands March In Cape Town Gay Pride Parade

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Yesterday, thousands of people marched in the streets of Cape Town during that city's annual gay pride parade. The participants called attention to the homophobia and oppression gays and lesbians face in Africa. As has been reported here in the past, a "kill the gays" bill has been introduced in Uganda and two men in Malawai were imprisoned last year for marrying in a symbolic wedding last


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