Martin Ssempa defends gay porn presentations

The following news release is Martin Ssempa’s attempt to justify his recent pornography presentations in Uganda (here and here). I received this from Rev. Ssempa’s supporting church, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas. Canyon Ridge supports the Ssempas as missionaries to Uganda.

On Screening Gay Porn1

You can also view this statement here.

Rev. Ssempa is either unaware or unconcerned that heterosexual people also engage in the practices he is displaying to his audiences. By his logic here, one should seek an Anti-Heterosexuality Bill as well.

It is hard to understand why Hon. Bahati and Rev. Ssempa continue to say that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill only relates to “paedophiles and those who raped the handicapped.” A reading of the bill reveals otherwise.
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  • David Blakeselee

    In my own experience…people maintain serious distortions which allow them to passively or actively endanger or harm others…

    with a complete sense of innocence and even virtue…they may even claimed they are being harmed themselves by their “harsh accusers.”

    It is a bewildering and enraging human skill that is very poorly explained in psychology…

    Christianity uses words like: “evil”…naming it helps a bit…but that is still inadequate in helping protect people anticipate and protect themselves from future malicious,. innocent appearing, and virtue peddling assertions.

  • David Blakeslee

    Who has been mispelling my name?!?!?

    oh…me.

  • Lynn David

    RightPundits.com has referenced you, Warren.

    On the other side of the controversy is Dr. Warren Throckmorton who started a grassroots effort to oppose the bill. Throckmorton is an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He denounces Reverend Ssempa for demonizing homosexuals. Throckmorton says that he doesn’t condone homosexual behavior, but as a Christian believes that Christians should exhibit love and forgiveness rather than condemnation. He implores Christians to follow the example of Jesus Christ when dealing with behavior that is viewed as sinful.

    They went on to say:

    A Pacific Lutheran University student studying in Kampala, Kelsey Hartsell, saw part of the presentation, but she and several other students left half-way through it. She expressed that her opposition to Pastor Ssempa’s activist stance in support of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill had nothing to do with her own position on gay rights, but that the pastor was preaching hate and intolerance.

    .

    Pastor Martin Ssempa does not seem to be deterred, regardless of the backlash to his showing gay-porn in his church. He responds to his detractors by saying that what is done in the bedroom in Africa is not a private matter in that it affects the clan, the tribe and the nation.

    Uganda has in its constitution a stated ‘right to privacy’ and yet Ssempa is saying that because his religion, his god, mandates it, that he/police officers can invade the bedroom of anyone in Uganda. *shakes head*

  • http://gayuganda.blogspot.com gayuganda

    Why does Ssempa and Bahati continue to tell what everyone knows is an untruth?

    Because, they believe the harder, and the more vehemently they tell and shout out a lie, the easier it is for them to be believed.

    Ha!

  • DAVE G

    “Rev. Ssempa is either unaware or unconcerned that heterosexual people also engage in the practices he is displaying to his audiences.”

    Sodomy is sodomy; medical consequences are the same for either sex. There’s no justification here.

  • anteros

    I bet he would have gotten into trouble by now if he had shown straight scat porn instead of gay scat porn. The fact that he hasnt been arrested for showing the public his favorite (the filthiest) bits of his gay porn collection kinda suggests that Ugandans dont find homosexuality as repugnant and worthy of arrest as he would have us believe.

    In Africa, what goes on in one’s bedroom is everyone’s business??? In that case, he ought to treat his porn-hungry audiences to images of what goes on in his bedroom. I’m sure they’d find that more “educational” than scat porn, and his wife will thank him for making her feel more African.

  • anteros

    …i wonder why i assumed that scat porn wouldnt feature in public educational displays of what goes on in his African bedroom.

  • Malcolm

    Dave G,

    If your claims are correct (which I deny), then what would follow is that, rather than focusing on sexual acts of persons between the same sex, Uganda should be criminalizing the acts themselves. That they are not says something about what they think “gay sex” is as opposed to “heterosexual sex.” They are trying to shock people into thinking that 1) all gay persons practice “deviant sex” and 2) that this kind of sex is, in fact, “deviant” (in that straight people don’t practice it).

    As for the claims about “medical consequences,” I’m not sure to what you’re referring, since “sodomy” itself has no direct medical consequence if people practice safer sex.

    (It’s also interesting that lesbian sex isn’t getting displayed as evidence.)

  • James

    Thank you Mr. Edward Ssekandi for your stand in the Ugandan parliament. I liked what you said on Camera yesterday Monday. I am very sure, you meant what you said. Thank you very understanding leader. You know how to preserve your nation.

    James

  • James

    We’ll all look back and laugh at a certain small group of people who wanted to destroy our country with a certain kind of leprosy. I will personally narrate to my kids how we fought the morality war in Uganda and how the victory came. That day when our parliament declares the Nation’s stand on Homosexuality will be a day to remember. Others would want it blotted out of History, others would want it replicated every time and I know those who are going to get this. It is the right people and we know the right people. they support Ugandan, standby uganda and will die for uganda saying Oh Uganda, Moral Decadence will not eat you. Our heroes Ssempa, Bahati, Edward Ssekandi, and a host of other MPs and influencial leaders in our nation, Webale Nyo nyo nyo. Eyalama noni noi noi.

    James in Kampala

    MUK

  • Jesus

    Are you serious Mr.Martin.I’m gay…and people in my country is gay.Not about you.

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