John M. Becker

Ugandans Give Thanks for Anti-Gay Law: Photos, Video

Filed By John M. Becker | April 01, 2014 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: Anti-Homosexuality Law, eat da poo poo, Martin Ssempa, oral sex, pride, sodomy law, Uganda, Uganda anti-gay law, Yoweri Museveni

uganda-rally-children.jpgAs I reported yesterday, Ugandans flocked to Kololo Airstrip in the capital of Kampala to celebrate and give thanks for the country's draconian new "jail the gays" law. The event, smirkingly labeled "Uganda Pride," was organized by Pastor Martin "Eat Da Poo-Poo" Ssempa and headlined by President Yoweri Museveni.

BuzzFeed's J. Lester Feder has a new and extensive report on the festivities. He claims the crowd numbered in the hundreds, in contrast to earlier reports that said thousands of Ugandans attended. The rally, which lasted for five hours, apparently featured fire jugglers, acrobats, schoolchildren, and a marching band.

From Feder's report:

Speakers paid tribute to President Yoweri Museveni, the official guest of honor, and linked Uganda's fight against homosexuality with shedding its colonial past in an event that had the feeling of a campaign rally.

"Today, we come here again [to celebrate] sovereignty and freedom ... [and] to take charge of our destiny," said David Bahati, the lawmaker who sponsored the bill, noting that the event was taking place at the Kololo Independence Grounds, the parade grounds where Ugandan independence was granted in 1962. "The citizens of Uganda are with you, Mr. President. The religious and cultural leaders are with you, Mr. President. The members of parliament and the nation is behind you."

uganda-rally-god.jpgIn addition to making bizarre comments about oral sex ("The mouth is for eating; it's not for that purpose!"), President Museveni also authoritatively told the crowd that anal sex causes a person's intestines to fall out:

"The sexual organs of human beings are highly specialized. Because that part is not for that purpose, it creates very unhealthy repercussions ... the intestines come out -- this is terrible!"

Side note: Gurrl, I don't know what kind of anal sex you've been having, but you're clearly doing it wrong. Try again!

Museveni also pledged to robustly defend the Anti-Homosexuality Act, saying, "I am now mobilized to fight this war."

Click here to read Feder's full report and view additional photos at BuzzFeed. Footage from the rally is after the jump.

Photos: J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed

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