Al-Mahdi Ssenkabirwa10 July 2009
"We have decided to make a bond with our fellow religious leaders to fight homosexuality," Sheikh Kakeeto said at the launch of a campaign dubbed 'The National Coalition against Homosexuality and Sexual Abuses in
The two groups signed an agreement to guide their operations. Sheikh Kakeeto and Sheikh Muhammad Badru, the chairman the National Da'awa Association, signed on behalf of Muslims while pastors Michael Kyazze (Omega Healing Centre), Martin Ssempa (Makerere Community Church) and Solomon Male (Arising for Christ) signed on behalf of born again Christians. Sheikh Kakeeto called on the government to strengthen the law on homosexuality and incarcerate those caught in the act.
Pastor Ssempa said the coalition intends to embark on a campaign to sensitise communities about "the dangers of homosexuality." "We shall offer counselling, legal and material support to the affected people," he said.
Homosexuality is illegal in
THURSDAY, 09 JULY 2009 15:50 JOE POWELL
You could never accuse Pastor Ssempa of mincing his words. In a public debate on professionalising journalism on Tuesday (more of which later), Ssempa tore into Ugandans who have lived abroad for becoming “ideological sycophants”. He claimed they leave with one world-view and come back with another, having succumbed to “market forces of the soul” by taking scholarships at Western universities. Ssempa’s prime target was a change in moral attitude to issues like homosexuality, against which he has been leading a vocal campaign. He summed it up as follows: “Ugandans who go abroad are victims of Michael Jackson syndrome, they are born black but die white.”
So what does our readership in the diaspora think of this? Have you contracted the dreaded Michael Jackson syndrome?