Back in January, I noted that Martin Ssempa, at the time the most vocal pastoral supporter of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, was a member of the Board of Reference at Oral Roberts University. At the time, the school had no comment about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill or Rev. Ssempa’s controversial public pornography displays.
Recently, Change.org crafted a petition delivered to ORU asking them to denounce the anti-gay effort. This petition and another article were triggered by Ssempa’s involvement in campaigns of outing gays published in the Ugandan tabloids, Rolling Stone and the Campus Nail.
Earlier today, ORU Director of Public Relations Jeremy Burton sent an email with this simple message:
I wanted to let you know that Martin Ssempa has resigned from the ORU Board of Reference.
I followed up with questions about the timing and circumstances of the resignation but Mr. Burton has not replied as yet.