'Gay-porn stunt is homophobic propaganda'

A Ugandan clergyman's decision to show gay pornography to his congregation has been labelled as "twisted, homophobic propaganda" by a gay rights groups, reports the BBC. "Anti-gay Pastor Martin Ssempa showed the pornography in an attempt to gain support for a proposed law which would see some gay people facing the death penalty. The bill, under consideration by MPs, has been condemned across the world. READ MORE

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. "It is not surprising, but rather disappointing, that in Africa in the 21st Century yet again discrimination and prejudice is legitimised through religion." READ MORE

Homosexuality is already against the law in Uganda and punishable by lengthy jail terms.

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