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The Lies of Martin Ssempa, Part II

Jim Burroway

March 13th, 2010
George Oundo

George Oundo

Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa’s latest tirade includes a “testimony” by George Ooundo, a deeply disturbed man who was an important ex-gay “success story” for a short while. A very short while. Last we heard, he is now ex-ex-gay and seeking forgiveness in the LGBT community for being part of a massive anti-gay vigilante campaign. I don’t know what demons Oundo is wrestling with, and for the sake of compassion for this obviously troubled young man, the less said the better. But Ssempa’s account of Oundo’s “story of transformation” somehow avoids one critically important element: Oundo hasn’t changed at all.

It looks like we may have the beginnings of an ongoing series.

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Priya Lynn
March 13th, 2010 | LINK

This is the first I’ve heard of Ooundo being ex-”ex-gay” and seeking forgiveness from the LGBT community. If anyone has a link to more on that story I’d appreciate it.

Jim Burroway
March 13th, 2010 | LINK

I’ve added some more links to the story.

Priya Lynn
March 13th, 2010 | LINK

Thanks.

Jean-Paul, Canada
March 13th, 2010 | LINK

I just read Ssempa’s blog featuring George Ooundo’s testimony.

Good grief!

Ssempa is so far out on a limb…alone, unsupported…and blindly reaching for straws.

What to do, what to do…???

Lindoro Almaviva
March 13th, 2010 | LINK

How could you be ex-ex gay if you never stopped being gay?

Ben in Oakland
March 14th, 2010 | LINK

Lindoro- ex-gay is not not gay. Therefore, ex-exgay is not not not gay. It’s all very simple.

Jarred
March 14th, 2010 | LINK

Ben, I’ll have you know I almost had to draw out a couple truth tables to follow that comment! ;)

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