Stephen Tashobya, the Ugandan federal lawmaker who chairs the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee (pictured), has been a strong supporter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. And even though his committee last month effectively killed the bill, the 51-year-old married MP is still continuing his campaign to lock up the ‘mos. Because as Pastor Martin Ssempa has long argued, the gays are still trying to recruit!

Out of work? Join the homosexuals and get paid, the Daily Monitor brags.

Anti-homosexuality activists have presented a petition in Parliament, calling for the passing of the anti-gay Bill. The petition, signed by two million people countrywide, was presented to the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Ssekandi, yesterday by anti-gay activists led by Pastor Martin Ssempa. “We are not here to hang the gays as people have speculated but to protect young men and girls being recruited into the practice,” Pastor Ssempa said. They also listed 19 organisations which they claimed are promoting homosexuality in the country. Mr Ssekandi promised that the Bill would be debated. “The mover of the Bill (David Bahati) is still a member of the 9th Parliament and even if the current Parliament doesn’t debate it, the new Parliament will do it,” Mr Ssekandi said. He added: “Since the Bill was tabled, I have received numerous calls from the international community to throw it out but I always tell them that I don’t have those powers.”

[…] The petition comes a day after Makerere University student leaders said in a meeting with the chairman of the committee handling the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Mr Steven Tashobya that recruitment of gays was rampant at the university campus. The students told Mr Tashobya that each of their colleagues who join homosexuals is paid a monthly salary of Shs800, 000.

Getting cash money — 800,000 Uganda schillings is more than $340 U.S.! — to “join homosexuals”? Now that’s what I call funemployment.

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