Hysteria. Outing hysteria. Gay or Not? Proof not necessary. Just, well, any hint of impropriety- or someone to accuse you.
So, is he or isn’t he? A catholic priest accused. (More to come…!)
Self-confessed former homosexuals yesterday accused a renown Catholic priest, Fr. Anthony Musaala, of being a homosexual.
Paul Kagaba, who says he was a homosexual for eight years, told a press conference in
He was speaking at the press conference which was held at the anti-gay crusader, Pastor Martin Ssempa’s
Musaala, however, said the reports were intended to damage his image because he was a public figure. “Whatever they say, I am not gay and I will never be gay. I am only a minister of the Roman Catholic Church,” he said.
And the more…
In his remarks, Kagaba also named an employee of a
I am gay, and, well, though I have a problem with being identified (falsely or not!) as so, I kind of wonder what it is like for a person who is not gay to be so accused? How the hell does one 'proove' that you are not gay?
Unfortunately politics might be another factor playing out here. Amongst the Pastor preachers, there is a lot of in-fighting. Remember this. One pastor fighting others etc. An accusation of homosexuality is very, very damaging. And Ssempa is in one particular camp. Will be funny if Msaala is not in the opposite camp. Oh, but he is Catholic- so, maybe I don’t know what I am talking about!
A delegation of gay activists was expected in the country this month, Kagaba said, to hammer out a programme to finance their colleagues to get elected to Parliament in 2011.
Imagine, homosexuals in parliament…! We are planning on that, aren’t we? Ugandans, be very, very scared!
But that is as maybe, this is what we thought we had done, the news we had made. It was on some of the Television stations last night, but seems it was not as juicy as some people accused of being gay…!
As they spoke, a group of self-confessed gays and lesbians, Jackline Kasha, Victor Mukasa and David Kisuule, addressed a press conference at the Metropole Hotel in
They disowned Oundo and denied that their umbrella group, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was recruiting school children into the vice.
“We are responsible and law-abiding citizens. Homosexual Ugandans do not condone recruitment of people into homosexuality. We strongly and fiercely condemn it,” Jackline Kasha said reading a statement issued by a group called Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. (Ha ha ha ha ha! LGBTI a group, like an NGO?)
“Sexual orientation is not changeable. We are homosexuals and cannot change. In the same way, we cannot change heterosexuals into homosexuals,” Kasha argued.
Mukasa said the Government should investigate Oundo’s claims and prosecute him since he had confessed to conscripting youngsters into the vice.
Although she admitted receiving funding from various organisations, Mukasa denied the money was for recruitment.
So, necessarily, fear within the community.
So, who else is gay?