Leader of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Finally Loses American $ Support

BREAKING NEWS exclusive to my friend Dr. Warren Throckmorton’s blog, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, who gave the bulk of financial support (here and here) to Martin Ssempa – the leader of the Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda, has finally cut financial ties with him! This is a huge blow to the sustainability of the legislation. To see Canyon Ridge’s full statement, view here.

Seriously, we all owe Warren Throckmorton so much. He never gave up on being a true and responsible investigative journalist on this; and Canyon Ridge cutting ties with Ssempa is the biggest news to date. As I have just called them, you can thank Canyon Ridge for making the right decision here.

Thanks Warren.

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • http://six11.wordpress.com Shawn

    AMEN AMEN AMEN! I sent them a note of thanks, too. :)

    • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

      I don’t know what I expected, but I was pleasently surprised how gracious they were to me on the phone as I was relaying the thank you message.

  • ~Steve Thrush


    thanks for this remarkable news. i had to sit with tears in my eyes for a few minutes and be amazed at how beautiful it is when another brother (such as warren) makes the courageous decision to follow Jesus….especially when it is most difficult.

    and you, brotherboy…….i continue to appreciate all you do. you have no idea.


  • Amy

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!