Was Martin Ssempa Behind The Latest Vigilante Campaign?

Jim Burroway

October 5th, 2010

Top: Canyon Ridge Community Church in Las Vegas. Bottom: Canyon Ridge's "dearly beloved family and friend."

Warren Throckmorton has some more scans of Monday’s edition of the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the U.S. publication by the same name) which lends credence to suspicions that pastor Martin Ssempa has played a hand in the story’s creation. The additional scans contain this segment which includes, first, a quote from an un-named “radical church leader” followed by a statement attributed to Ssempa:

“Unless government takes a bold step by hanging dozens of homosexuals, the vice will continue eating up the moral fibre and culture of our great nation. Unless a strong action is taken, the country will soon go to the dogs,” said a radical church leader who preferred anonymity.

Renowned anti-gay pastor Martin Sempa (sic) vowed to continue anti-gay demonstrations in the country with the view of combating perpetrators of the vice that threatens human race.

“We shall fight on until we rescue our country from the hands of evil. A lot of money from gay organizations is filtering in to destroy the morals of our kids. The was has just started,” said Sempa in an exclusive interview at his office in Kampala last night.

The suspicious character I mentioned last night who is believed to have obtained photos from Facebook is known to have worked with Martin Ssempa in anti-gay campaigns in the past. Warren Throckmorton notes Ssempa’s financial ties with Las Vegas’ Canyon Ridge Christian Church and has asked the church to verify the quote.

If Ssempa did not give this interview, then he should immediately offer a public statement that he no longer believes in these tactics and fulfill his word to his supporting church, Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas.


October 6th, 2010

There has been a silence in Uganda about the AHB and Homos. This publication has just done what the Gay lobbist were longing for and guess who the punching bag is here???? Martin Ssempa. Anything done in Uganda for and against the gays must have Martin’s name.

The Rolling Stone is a tabloid and to quote and trust it is a sign desperancy. I think there are better sources to get information from than the Rolling Stone. A few weeks ago, one of the tabloids documented me as a top medical doctor and shareholder in one of leading telecom companies in Uganda. they further said I live abroad because I hate the dust in Uganda.They put my picture there as well. Anyone would easily believe this but it is not true. That’s how tabloids make money, borrow a leaf from England.

So, associating Ssempa or Bahati with the paper is unfair. Do your home work first before we get to inform or misinform the public. Jim I have no doubt, BTB is also bent on turnishing the image of Bahati, Ssempa, our president and Uganda as a whole. let’s be fair in our reporting.

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