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Ugandan Pastor Shows Graphic Videos to Promote Anti-Homosexuality Bill
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Author: The Arcadia Foundation
Posted: February 19, 2010 09:12 AM

s-UGANDA-largeIn a truly atrocious act, Martin Ssempa, a Ugandan pastor, recently played graphic pornography to a crowd gathered in a Kampala church in an effort to stir anti-homosexual sentiments. Ssempa’s actions came after Ugandan lawmakers tabled a bill that would enforce various punishments, including death penalties, for homosexual practices.

The major argument homosexuals have is that what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms is nobody’s business but do you know what they do in their bedrooms?,” he told the crowd of 300, which included children.

The bill has provoked international outrage, with President Barack Obama calling it “odious“. Ugandan President Museveni has been adamantly opposed to the bill coming to pass, clearly understanding the ramifications it would have in the realm of foreign policy.

While showing graphic pornographic pictures to the crowd, Ssempa described the images.

Is this what Obama wants to bring to Africa?” he asked the crowd.

Ugandan activists later called for the arrest of the pastor.

He (Pastor Martin Ssempa) should be arrested because he is promoting pornography,” said Julian Pepe, the leader of gay and lesbian rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda.

The fact that he showed this film to people below 18 years means he has committed a crime.”

Nthateng Mhlambiso, a representative of the African gay rights group Behind the Mask, criticized the pastor’s tactics.

Showing pornography in church in the presence of minors is twisted homophobic propaganda, where homosexuality is equated to pedophilia and pornography,” he told the BBC.

However Ssempa has remained unrepentant, claiming he will take the pornography to the parliament.

His pathetic attempts to garner attention and to vilify a segment of his country’s population are duly noted. The next time he preaches, it may be from behind bars.

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