The Uganda Observer published an innocuous glossary of terms on July 22 to inform readers what words like “gay” and “lesbian” mean. The stated purpose was to enable readers to make their own decisions about homosexuality on the basis of facts rather than fear.
Pastor Martin Ssempa — U.S. aid recipient, former ally of megapreacher Rick Warren, leader of Uganda‘s political campaign to execute all homosexuals, and de facto leader of Uganda’s ex-gay movement — was outraged by the publication of such facts.
As Warren Throckmorton notes, Ssempa responded with a letter to the editor in which he asserted that the mere publication of a glossary causes children to become homosexual. He implies that such reporting is, or should be, illegal.