Friday, July 10, 2009

Ssempa Stories

Have been watching the news on NTV. Guy was arrested in Masaka...

anyway, here are the Ssempa related stories. Guy is on a roll.

Muslims Join Pastors in Gay Fight

Al-Mahdi Ssenkabirwa10 July 2009

Kampala — Muslims have teamed up with their counterparts from the Pentecostal churches to fight homosexuality. The leader of the Muslim Tabliqs, Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, said the issue of homosexuality affects all people regardless of their religious affiliations.

"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 Uganda' in Kampala on Wednesday. "We want to work together and eliminate sodomy and other forms of sexual abuses in our society."

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 Uganda.

and another…

Martin Ssempa attacks the Ugandan diaspora


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?

1 comment:

gayuganda said...

Commenting on the hypocrisy of Ssempa, he is married to a mzungu...! (Yeah, I am playing the same game of bigotry that he does.)

And, Ssempa speaks like a pseudo American gangster. Fact.
Pseudo American accent, and all the extra 'dudes' etc...!

But he doesnt feel any shame in stating that Ugandans who have lived abroad for becoming “ideological sycophants”

Dude is indeed, challenged

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