You know, playing fly on the wall, I realize a major difference between the American Right speakers, and the likes of the flames of Ssempa and Langa. The former want to kill us with kindness. The latter are very convinced and they want to kill us with, something much less than kindness, more like an unreasonable hatred.
For Ssempa and Langa, conspirator theories are the thing to pass on. Gay people are out to destroy the church. We gays are out to destroy young people. We whine about the hatred of homophobia. Ssempa doesn’t hate us. He loves us [enough to send us to prison for life]. He wants to change us.
I have commented before that Ssempa is not very clever. Fact. He does lack a few logical brain cells. But well, I kind of profit from that. He has this loving hate of us gay people which gives me a lot of pleasure pointing it out. And he is a persuasive, charismatic speaker, obsessed with his fight against homosexuality- of all ills of society.
Ssempa used to be a reader of this blog of mine. Maybe that is where he got the feeling that we gay people are out to destroy the Church, as he puts it. Leornado, I know you will be flabbergasted. And so will a few others. I had actually never heard it articulated that gay people were out to destroy the church. When I was waxing poetic about the hatred of the church, I was bleeding off my disappointment at the hate that the church shows!
Some highlights from Ssempa’s preaching.
- Gay People are out to destroy the Church.
- Gay People are out to destroy young people.
- There is a War. An Anti-Gay War ongoing. The church is fighting gays.
- The spirit of Homosexuality… Sorry, I will not go there. Suffice to say that that same spirit is abroad and molesting Ugandans. Exorcism anyone?
- Leadership in Uganda is poor. That is why there are gays in Uganda. [That is why we gay Ugandans do not have a pulpit like Ssempa’s to preach our love while he preaches hatred.
And, an aside to the Homosexual International- We like being gay, because when we go to other countries, we seek out people of the same orientation, behaviour.
Don’t worry dear readers. If you are as confused as I am, then you have got the gist of what Ssempa is saying. And I think his visitors are squirming in their seats. We preach hate from the pulpits in Uganda. It is okay to preach hate and ignorance and disgust. Not knowledge!!!! Even if it is pseudo knowledge.
I am a fly on the wall. I am a fly on the wall. And there is so much that is interesting, and horrifying, and plain wrong here.
But then, me as a fly, what can I do but report what I see?
Apparently, the Americans met members of Parliament yesterday. Would want to ask whether they advocated for a tougher anti-gay law. What would that be, since the one we have advocates for life in prison. Could possibly be the death penalty, for loving my lover?