Last week Martin Ssempa was again using "ex-gay" George Oundo in his attempt to have the Ugandan parliament act on the anti-gay bill you've heard so much about.
The New York Times has developed a twist to that story:
“I used to call myself the Queen Mother and Lady of the City,” Mr. Oundo said. “I was recruited into homosexuality many years back, when I was 12.”Emphasis added.
“When I joined Mr. Ssempa, I told him all my problems,” he said. “I had to come out and join the struggle.
“Please help us; let the bill pass,” he said. But an hour later, in a quiet hotel, Mr. Oundo recanted much of what had been said at the meeting.
“David Kato was murdered; it was a plot,” Mr. Oundo said. “I don’t support the bill.” As for being a “former homosexual,” that, too, was not true.
“I’ve always been gay,” Mr. Oundo said, in a timid but growing voice. “I didn’t choose it.”
“David Kato was the first one who taught me to protect my human right,” Mr. Oundo added.
Read it all in the New York Times (probably not worth clicking if you are conserving your 20 free monthly views).
H/T Box Turtle Bulletin.