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Apr 29 2014

Ssempa Hoist on His Own Petard?

Martin Ssempa is a Ugandan preacher who has been the driving force behind that nation’s crusade against gay people. His bigotry is so extreme that it can only be described as utterly deranged. He’s absolutely obsessed with lurid descriptions of gay sex — and now that may get him charged under the very law he supports.

But now, after the pastor promoted and held a huge 10,000 rally to celebrate the Anti-Homosexuality Act after it was signed into law, is being accused of promoting homosexuality.

Paul Kaliisa, from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), has written an article calling for Ssempa to be prosecuted under the law.

‘Pastor Ssempa has, if anything, promoted homosexuality where he is allegedly trying to fight is,’ he said.

Kaliisa referred to when he was on a morning TV show when he brought cucumbers, carrots and others to show how lesbians masturbate.

Another example is how Ssempa has shown gay porn to his congregation, with Kaliisa suggesting he is almost ‘obsessed’ with it.

‘He moves everywhere with clips of gay men. He is so disgusting that at one point he said homosexuals lick each other’s assholes like ice cream.’ Kaliisa adds.

‘Very soon people are going to get used to the idea at some point, men can have sex with fellow men, and armed with the knowledge Ssempa has distributed, they will know exactly what to do.

‘There was a time when homosexuality was a taboo subject. No one discussed it openly. It was a vague idea and in that state, no one gave it the light of day.

‘Ssempa has managed to change that. The homos must now be smiling well knowing that Ssempa is more of a blessing to them than a curse. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, he is giving them exposure. He gives them free adverts and he has created more of the same thing he is trying to fight.

Kaliisa concludes: ‘Pastor Ssempa easily comes off as Uganda’s number one and strongest fighter homosexuality but in truth, he is Uganda’s number one promoter of the vice. He is promoting the things of these monsters and destroyers of man-kind.’

Don’t you love it when the bigots turn on one another for not being bigoted enough?

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  1. 1
    raven

    It really looks like Uganda is going backwards.

    They had some hard times with Idi Amin, followed by a lot of intertribal warfare that resulted in the usual massacres of civilians. At one point, the neighboring countries invaded just to restore order.

    Then things got a little better. They managed to drive down their HIV+ rate, after whole sections of the country were depopulated by AIDS. And stop the massacres.

  2. 2
    busterggi

    Long knives – not just for intra-Nazi fun!

  3. 3
    billdaniels

    Wait a minute. Gay people in Uganda need to watch videos to learn how to “do it”? I was born in 1949. There were no “how-to-have-buttseks videos” back then but I had no trouble learning how to put Tab A into Slot B. Kids these days!

  4. 4
    Die Anyway

    Oh yes, Schadenfreude for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. If only other people weren’t hurt in the process.

  5. 5
    dugglebogey

    Taming of the Shrew: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

    I have long held that the most vehement opponents are victims of latent homosexuality. It’s all they can think about. It makes them feel all funny inside, and they have to keep it down, squash it, and kill it to keep it from coming out. Remove all temptation, especially in public. That will cure them. Sure it will.

    Just come out already, jeezus.

  6. 6
    Gretchen

    Kaliisa referred to when he was on a morning TV show when he brought cucumbers, carrots and others to show how lesbians masturbate.

    No, no, see, you’ve got it all wrong…..lesbians are attracted to women, not vegetables.

    Wait a minute. Gay people in Uganda need to watch videos to learn how to “do it”? I was born in 1949. There were no “how-to-have-buttseks videos” back then but I had no trouble learning how to put Tab A into Slot B. Kids these days!

    Straight people, on the other hand, tend to need some instruction. I wonder how many straight people he’s teaching to have buttsecks?

  7. 7
    steve84

    Eat da poo poo!

  8. 8
    timgueguen

    I doubt this will be the last time we see something like this. What better way to go after your rivals and political opponents than to claim they’re breaking the antigay laws?

  9. 9
    bushrat

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA…AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  10. 10
    Abby Normal

    Poetic justice

  11. 11
    richardelguru

    dugglebogey
    Sorry to come all over poet and pedant, but that’s from Hamlet.

    BTW the ‘doth’ version of that quote is only in the second Quarto, the First Quarto and the otherwise authoritative First Folio are rather more modern and leave out the ‘doth’ but “the lady protests too much” ain’t Shakespearian enough for us, so, in a sort of ‘play-it-again-Sammy’ move, we go with the better quote.

  12. 12
    Childermass

    A modern-day Haman?

  13. 13
    Nihilismus

    ‘Very soon people are going to get used to the idea at some point, men can have sex with fellow men, and armed with the knowledge Ssempa has distributed, they will know exactly what to do.

    Wait a minute — didn’t Kaliisa just arm us with the knowledge of who (Ssempa) to look to for knowledge on what to do? That mean’s Kaliisa must also be prosecuted!

  14. 14
    anubisprime

    The biter bit…could not happen to a finer jerkoff!

  15. 15
    Nick Gotts

    I have long held that the most vehement opponents are victims of latent homosexuality. – dugglebogey@5

    You’ve “long held” that belief on what evidence, exactly? Because you need a lot more than a few well-publicised cases of male homophobes being caught with male sex workers, and a single study on a small number of men; and your Shakesperean misquotation would equally apply to vehement misogynist or transphobic men (do they all have a latent longing to be women?), vehement antisemites (are they all actually Jews, or with a latent desire to convert to Judaism?), etc.

  16. 16
    matty1

    vehement antisemites (are they all actually Jews, or with a latent desire to convert to Judaism?)

    I think I’ve read of a case where that happened, the leader of an anti-semitic group in Poland traced his family history and discovered his grandparents had hidden their Jewish identity in WWII.

  17. 17
    freehand

    dugglebogey – About 30 years ago my wife and I had a roommate who had just recently had a baby. She worried aloud, frequently, that he might turn out to be gay. “WTF?” we asked. “Suppose he turns out to be an axe-murderer, or a wife beater?”
    .
    She only worried that he might be gay, when he was just a few weeks old. I can imagine that lad – probably not gay – now very worried that he might be, and ruthlessly searching himself for any signs of it. (Does he read poetry? Are his fingernails clean?)
    .
    While a gay man raised in the religious fundamentalist environment would have issues, we don’t yet have much data that they are more likely to be the hell raisers on the subject. Hard to get data.

  18. 18
    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    From the OP:

    ‘He moves everywhere with clips of gay men. He is so disgusting that at one point he said homosexuals lick each other’s assholes like ice cream.’ Kaliisa adds.

    Like ice cream?
    Pfft!
    I’ve licked more ass than Baskin Robbins has flavors. It’s quite the enjoyable activity (as with other sexual activities, my policy is : get consent from the other adult partner(s), keep the area clean, and have your fun).

    On a more serious note…this guy doesn’t realize that analingus is a sexual activity enjoyed by people all across the spectrum of sexual orientation. Gay men aren’t the only people who enjoy it. Heck, there are gay men who *don’t* like it.

  19. 19
    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    dugglebogy @5:

    I have long held that the most vehement opponents are victims of latent homosexuality. It’s all they can think about. It makes them feel all funny inside, and they have to keep it down, squash it, and kill it to keep it from coming out. Remove all temptation, especially in public. That will cure them. Sure it will.

    • Adding to Nick Gotts @15, absent sufficient evidence to support the claim of latent homosexuality, the simplest explanation is that these people are bigots.

    • Also, I don’t care for the phrase “victims of latent homosexuality” (“suppressing their sexuality” is better, but I’m not advocating for an alternate phrase. I’d like people to stop making this “argument”). Victims are people who have been harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime or accident. Even if all the homophobic bigots were secretly homosexuals, that wouldn’t make them the victims of anything. Homosexuality isn’t a crime or accident. Nor have any of the bigots been harmed, injured, or killed as a result of homosexuality.
    Additionally, I know more than a few gay men (myself included) who tried to suppress their sexuality. None of them became bigoted homophobes.

    • Lastly, your comments reflect what you think is going on in the heads of homophobic bigots; not what *is* going on in their heads. You could be right. You could be wrong. Which way does the evidence lead?

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