Martin Ssempa and his 'eat the poo poo' is making a hit on the net.
A great hit, apparently. Good for him....! That kind of hate peddling is best countered by the ridicule that he is receiving. Sadly, in Uganda, we are almost completely unable to watch these interesting videos.... They would do much to enliven life. Ha! Going viral indeed!
If you really want to read up on Ssempa's wave of popularity on the web, with the 'eat the poo poo' hit, why, just follow this link. Eat the poo poo!!!!!
David Bahati claimed on the 'Missionaries of Hate' documentary extended interview that there are many 'American Christians' or something like that who were in support of the Bahati Bill. But that they were fearful of doing that support in public.
I do know that it is a matter of course that there were American supporters. But so many of the pentecostals were bailing, that I kind of thought he may be overstating that support. Turns out that I was wrong.
You see, in the US Congress, a couple of resolutions were introduced to condemn the Bahati Bill in Uganda. They had bi-partisan support. And, the one from the Senate passed. Not so the one in the House, which apparently bogged down in committee.
Turns out there are people who were lobbying against the resolution, in one way or another. This story broke yesterday, and I was intrigued. An organisation called the Family Research Council, which is decidedly anti-gay, paid a cool 25,000 USD to lobby for their point of view.
I am no American. Just an observer from afar.... but it intrigued me because these guys actually put their money where they believed their hearts believed they should be. And that is decidedly to support the Bahati Bill, in one way or another, as they could. Kind of sober. We can all try to argue that the Ssempa's of this world are an isolated artefact of human life. But, fact is, they are there, they are many, and they are decidedly more pro-hate than they are pro-love, whatever their pretences are. Professional Christians, I tend to call them. Of course their obfuscation and confusion of the point (its called spin?) leaves us with only the fact that they did give 25k USD to do something.... and that is left to our imagination. Yes, Bahati, you do have some not so secret admirers.
Here are more details about that lobbying effort. From the BoxTurtleBulletin, 1, 2, 3, and the Throckmorton blog. And, an article about it from CBS News.
Well, maybe I should just let my incredulity go..... Time for naivety was so yesterday!
Its a beautiful sunny day in Kampala, promising some rain, or a drizzle from the lake.
Have a great day