Uganda has officially entered the "Twilight Zone."
According to the BBC, Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the leading proponents of that nation's proposed new anti-gay legislation, has shown gay pornography in his church to bolster his case.
Seriously. You can't make this stuff up. We are talking about the showing of gay porn to families. C'mon, this is positively surreal.
Then there is this, from the USA Today blog:
Pastor Martin Ssempa defends his screening of the porn to 300 church members Wednesday night by telling the BBC, "We have to educate ourselves about what homosexuals do.I guess there weren't any copies of "Will & Grace" available. Or "Brokeback Mountain," for that matter.
The BBC site added this gem from Ssempa, "In Africa, what you do in your bedroom affects our clan, it affects our tribe, it affects our nation."
He neglected to add how gay Ugandans are now getting screwed by their countrymen.
Fortunately, this has woken up others to just how unfathomably daft these religious loons have become.
Monica Mbaru, from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, apparently made the following comment to the BBC, "I think we are dealing with someone who needs medical help,"
Well.....yes. It would seem that way.
As the BBC reports:
Noma Pakade, from the African gay rights group Behind the Mask, accused the pastor of perpetuating violence by his anti-gay campaign.
"Showing pornography in church in the presence of minors is twisted homophobic propaganda, where homosexuality is equated to paedophilia and pornography," she told the BBC.Maybe Tim Burton should do a documentary on this. It would be the perfect follow-up to his upcoming "Alice In Wonderland."