Statement presented to Speaker of Ugandan Parliament by Coalition of religious leaders

On her blog Oblogdeeoblogda, Melanie Nathan has given the names of some of those who attended the Public Meeting with Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga at the CHOGM Gardens next to the Parliament of Uganda on November 9, 2012 and has given the text of the statement by the Coalition of Religious leaders.

The meeting was attended by religious leaders including proven liar, Martin Ssempa, the Mufti was represented by the Imaam from Old Kampala, Alex Mitala from the National Born Again fellowship, Kiganda from Kingdom FM who also leads the Kampala Pentecostal Churches in Uganda, Joseph Serwadda from Born Again Faith Federation who also heads Impact FM and Victory Church. Also present was the notoriously single Simon Lokodo, Minister of Ethics and Integrity, who is currently involved in litigation where members of Uganda’s LGBTI community question his right to close down recent LGBT workshops, and MP David Bahati, the author of the Bill. Accompanying Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Kadaga, who recently issued a statement calling for passage of the bill, was approximately one third of parliamentary members.

Statement by Coalition of Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Parents, Children & Citizens of Uganda:

The Rt. Hon Speaker of Parliament, Members of Parliament, Religious Leaders Civil Society Leaders Parents, Students, Ladies & Gentlemen

Rt. Hon. Speaker, we thank you for making the time in your busy schedule to come and meet us as a coalition of religious leaders, civil society leaders, parents, and students who are here representing the citizens of Uganda.

Many of our people who came to welcome you at the airport last week were not able to see you and were not able to properly welcome you back in our warm Ugandan style. For that matter, we now wish to welcome you properly back to Uganda after doing such a wonderful job of standing for our values and culture in Canada. We thank you for accepting our request for this meeting.

We also wish to now thank you officially as Ugandans for the brave and firm way that you defended the sovereignty of our nation. You did not allow yourself to be bullied or .intimidated by Canada and other powerful Western nations that are fond of arm-twisting developing nations to force them to adopt Western culture some of which is perversion such as homosexuality.

We thank you as a nation and honor you for following the example of the President in making a historic stand in the face of such arrogance as was being displayed at the IPU meeting.

Indeed this brave stand you made as one of the delegates turned out to be the GIANT STAND that represented the position of all the right thinking nations of the world. We have heard of how delegates from African, Arab, Asian and South

America gave you a standing ovation after your prolific defense of our culture and morals. We say BRAVO to you Hon. Speaker. We as Ugandans are proud of you and you have made us proud.

Rt. Hon. Speaker, we are gathered here this morning very troubled by what we consider as a serious threat to our children, marriages, families, culture, convictions and our very way of life.

Rt. Hon Speaker, allow me to refresh your memory.

In the early months of 2009, information came to light that our children were being molested and recruited into gay activities (homosexuality and lesbianism). This was being carried out by well-organized and well trained homosexual groups operating in our schools and institutions of higher learning with funding and backing from some Western governments and international organizations.

The whole nation was outraged and on April 23, 2009 a petition was delivered to Parliament with signatures from all over the nation asking Parliament to urgently take measures to safeguard our children and nation from the onslaught of this destructive vice of homosexuality.

Rt. Hon Speaker, the petition was received by none other than yourself when you were the Deputy Speaker. Subsequently, on October 14, 2009, Hon. David Bahati the MP for Ndorwa West tabled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill [AHB] in Parliament.

The AHB raised unprecedented international reactions and response mainly coming from international gay activists, international organizations and Western nations that have come under the influence of the gay agenda. While the spirit of the AHB was mainly to provide protection to the innocent children of Uganda, the gay activists using the powerful Western media which they control, deliberately distorted the facts about the bill and misled the world into thinking that the AHB was a “hunt gays and kill gays” bill. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Uganda as a nation was then put under pressure to block the AHB. To this end, government officials, MPs and the President were pressurized using every possible means and in every possible international forum to drop the AHB. The international gay machinery and Western governments then poured millions of United States Dollars in Uganda to support the gay agenda in Uganda.

Some of the things that this money was used for include: training and building the capacity of Ugandan gay activist groups, recruiting and training lawyers to defend homosexuals in court, directly offering money to people in key positions to oppose the AHB and threatening them with denial of visas and other threats if they don’t agree. They also sponsored programs in the media that are sympathetic to the gay agenda, offering money and favors to lure weak, needy and poor Ugandan youth into homosexuality/lesbianism. They further embarked on strategic activities in our institutions of higher learning where students are directly and deliberately indoctrinated with gay-biased information in the lecture rooms right from first year. It is deplorable and indeed sad to note that students who refuse to accept the gay philosophy are deliberately failed.

In the early months of last year, some sections of the international gay activist groups began celebrating their success in managing to ”kill” the AHB. However, the bill has managed to stay alive and has successfully crossed from the 8th Parliament to the 9th Parliament.

Rt. Hon Speaker, we are grieved as Ugandans to watch this drama of events happen before our very eyes as the vice of homosexuality takes its toll on our children and nation. Parents mourn quietly as their sons and daughters are molested in schools by homosexuals and they have nowhere to turn for help.

Young boys are constantly sexually abused with impunity by powerful personalities and their cries fall on deaf ears as their abusers threaten them and boast of being ”untouchable” in our very nation, where according to the law books homosexuality is still a crime. As though that is not enough, there is rampant availability of pornography. Also numerous movies and soap operas that are broadcast in the nation contain homosexual content. This is all a deliberate strategy by the gay agenda to desensitize our children and reprogram their minds and attitudes to accept homosexuality as a viable and equal alternative to heterosexuality.

Rt. Hon. Speaker, we cannot sit back while such destructive phenomenon is taking place in our nation. We therefore as responsible citizens feel duty bound to bring this matter to your attention as the leader of Parliament so that you our law makers can do something to quickly address this deteriorating situation in our nation.

We therefore stand united as Ugandans on this matter of homosexuality regardless of our tribes, ethnicities, political affiliations, social and religious backgrounds and wish to state as follows:-

i. That we support the stand that His Excellency the President, you Rt.Hon. Speaker and the government have taken on homosexuality stating that it is a vice and as such is not an acceptable behavior in our nation.

ii. That we will stand behind the government and all our leaders and encourage them to stand firmly and defend our position as a nation on homosexuality in all fora, whether local or international. We as Ugandans are ready to pay the price of maintaining our values, cultural and societal norms whatever the cost might be. We categorically say that we will not sell our national birthright in exchange for a few dollars to softening on the vice of homosexuality.

iii. We encourage all leaders at all levels to emulate your good example Rt. Hon Speaker and that of the President to accurately represent our position as a nation on homosexuality.

We now request you Rt. Hon Speaker to use your good offices to:-

i. Urgently have the Parliament debate and pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill without any further delay. Nothing would make us happier than a dully passed anti-homosexuality bill as a Christmas gift this year.

ii. Institute a parliamentary committee to investigate the extent of the recruitment of our children into homosexuality· and the impact of this vice in our schools, institutions of higher learning and any other relevant areas of our society.

iii. Establish a safe mechanism whereby our sons and daughters who are molested by homosexuals can be protected from harm by the homosexual abusers and their machinery.

iv. Maintain homosexual behavior as a crime in our law books.

v. Explore ways of collaborating or working together with the religious groups, civil society groups, other stakeholders such as schools and universities to find viable interventions to mitigate the damage that has been wrecked in our society by the gay agenda that has been operational in our nation for some time now.

In closing, we are aware that some of our youth have been misled by gay activists and have been led into the vice of homosexuality using inducement and enticement. We are also aware that there are those whose surroundings and other factors leads them to same sex attractions. For such people, we extend a hand of love and understanding and give them the good news that change is possible through counseling, guidance and spiritual and professional help.

To this end, no Ugandan should sentence themselves to a life of misery because of the false gay propaganda that change is impossible. Many homosexual people have been successfully restored to heterosexuality over the centuries. Change is possible and our religious leaders and civil society organizations with the appropriate competencies will spearhead the move to· bring restoration to those Ugandans who need it.

The statement calling for the anti-homosexuality Bill is based on lies. The ability to “cure” people of homosexuality has been completely discredited by science including all related credible international medical associations. The statement lies blatantly when it accuses gays of recruitment. These people offer no proof or credible sourcing. In fact Martin Ssempa was already criminally convicted for lying about such things through a recent direct accusation that was proven false in a Ugandan Court of law. (see article ref. below) . It is impossible to recruit people into a sexual orientation; and the lie that gays and lesbians molest children, and the false allegation that homosexuality has harmed Ugandan society is nothing more than flagrant smokescreens for the true ills of Uganda.

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