Sorry for the play on language. They were in, then they came out, then.... They identify as former homosexuals.
I am a current homosexual... the kind that deserves the life imprisonment if I am ever caught once, death as a 'serial offender' if they catch me again in Uganda. (would have to be in prison, not so?)
Exodus are big, and they are ex-gay, and they are Christian. And, they kind of are famous, since one of the ex-gay preachers from America came brandishing their teaching. Or part of their teaching.
Ok, serious. They come out against the bill. Part of the reason I think Ssempa over-reached.
Here is the full letter.
Interesting how I can find common cause with Exodus!
Desperate times, my friend. Desperate times.
But seriously, the kind of genocidal preaching the Christians in Uganda are preaching as Biblical and the only part of Christianity is, errr, radicalising my countrymates to the extent that I have learnt that I am not immune. Not at all. And, I cannot stand on the side. Not when this bill is actually tabled in the country's parliament.
It is immoral that we are even discussing it. But, WE ARE DISCUSSING IT. And the outcome concerns me personally.
Do I think it will pass? Yes, I do. That bill, in one form or another, will most likely become law in Uganda.
Do I think the Exodus statement helps?
Yes. Though of course, our dear President might consider these the 'European Homosexuals' who are recruiting. You saw the article, didnt you? Museveni is a homophobe. But, he also prides himself in being a stellar Christian. Janet Museveni believes fundamentally in the Bible. As most Ugandans do, but she also believes that these ancient texts have the cure for the modern day plague HIV. Whether I like it or not, Christians influence Christians. As opposed to gug trumpeting his lack of faith!
So, I am sending this to Ssempa. And, I am sending it to Bahati, and Benson.
And, so help me the deities, I plan to make this a grim nail in their coffin as Christians who support a genocide.
As Nsaba-Buturo would say, derisively, gay genocide is no genocide. Anal sex has no human rights, after all.