My clash with a rabidly angry anti-gay Christian

Here’s a distressing look into the sort of violently anti-gay thinking that leads people to imprison, abuse and kill LGBTI people, especially in the world’s most homophobic countries.

Don’t read much further if you want to be spared from abusive language.

Image on Val Ep's Facebook page.
Image on Val Ep’s Facebook page.

This exchange with Val Ep, a self-described Christian from Uganda, is far beyond what most people in North America and Western Europe encounter, but I experience such hatred online from time to time because of my work as editor/publisher on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog.

LGBTI people who live in more overtly homophobic countries endure this type of abuse often and are fortunate if they suffer nothing more than abusive language.

The following messages from Val Ep are exactly as sent to the Erasing 76 Crimes page on Facebook, apparently in response to a blog post that was critical of anti-gay former Church of Uganda leader Henry Orombi, such as “Archbishop Orombi, architect of African homophobic hate” by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle. My replies are reconstructed by me, as best I can remember, after the message file vanished from Facebook. [Editor’s note: Val says he didn’t do it.]

Val Ep, Jan. 14

Former Ugandan archbishop Henry Orombi was a strong supporter of the "Kill the Gays" bill there. (Photo courtesy of
Former Ugandan archbishop Henry Orombi was a strong supporter of the “Kill the Gays” bill there. (Photo courtesy of

To suggest that one man gets sexual pleasure from another mans shit-hole is a level of mental disorder that has not yet been medically evaluated may be the rational medical profession didnt see the need b’coz it is a disease of “choice”. A shit hole is just that: A SHIT HOLE! A sewage disposal canal & gas exhaust! If the Anglican Communion has become Alice Bailey’s religion then dont impose your ABOMINATION on the world the way islam is imposing itself. If you feel YOU MUST go to hell, why dont you do so on your own . If any man has become pregnant, & I request any who has, or knows anyone who has, to kindly let me know the contact email f/book address. Meanwhile Archbishop (rtd) Henry Luke Orombi is one of the few Holy men/women x-Anglican Communion alive. GOD PROTECT & BLESS our dearly beloved H.L.OROMBI

Val Ep, Jan. 18
U r silent! R u DEAD?

Erasing 76 Crimes (Colin Stewart), Jan. 18
Dear Val,
I’m fine. Thanks for asking. I merely was at a loss for words at the degree of anger and hatred that you displayed. It saddens me that you’re so caught up in violent hatred that, although you say you’re a Christian, you forget one of the great commandments that Jesus taught — to love your neighbor as yourself. And, by the way, I have never heard of Alice Bailey.

Val Ep, Jan. 18
When you malign someone like Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, you should expect that, even worse. Cant u do your abomination quietly? I dont expect you are a christian. You are Alice Bailey’s desciple. For u to claim God created people with different sexual orientation is plaspheming God. HE NEVER createtd any man to “increase & multiply” with another man. I hope you understand that. Homosexuals are the filthiest scum of society.

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda, whose acceptance of LGBT people led to his ouster from the Church of Uganda.

Orombi defrocked Christopher Ssenyonjo as bishod b’coz he (Ssenyonjo) was supporting & may be practicing homosexuality contrary to christian teaching according to the bible. Ssenyonjo was denounced and disowned by members of his own family & clan. Same sex relationship are taboo in African culture. If you think you can impose your evil cultures on Africa you better think again. [Editor’s note: For more information about gay-friendly Bishop Senyonjo, see this blog’s articles about him.]

Val Ep, Jan. 19
Of course, actions of some people can drive others raving mad, & when our morality is invaded, insulting our highly respected Christian leaders. I’m a christian that means I cannot be comqlaisant with evil doers or those who promote them, expecting to be loved & not admonished. Satan works thru them. Tell me, where in the bible did Jesus “love” satan or his agents. Instead Jesus was ALWAYS chasing DEMONS out of people thru whom they (demons) were working. U would benefit from the services of an exorcist. Alice Bailey is the author of satanic philophy now being implemented, especially her “10point plan to change the world”. U can google . You are not rescuing anybody. If u were, u would be doing something about Boko Haram, al Shabab etc. Rescuing arse lovers from being lynched is no big deal. I would shove embers up their behinds to cure the itch. Go to Saudi Arabia & rescue people from autocratic islamic regimes that chop hands of ppl accused of petty crimes. Women are accused of treason for driving a car! Islamic terrorism is wrecking havoc all over the place. But u are in Africa busy promoting homosexuality, calling it “rescuing”! U expect us to say thank u for your “AID” Yes, u are in Africa where evrything is BAD. Thank u big brother. USA (SODOM) & Europe (GOMORAH) need more rescuing than Africa. U can play a part if you BECOME A CHRISTIAN. U might be A JONAH!

[Editor’s note: If you do Google “Alice Bailey,” you’ll find that she was an early 20th Century “writer and theosophist in occult teachings, esoteric psychology and healing, astrological and other philosophic and religious themes,” as Wikipedia describes her. You’ll also find her credited with popularizing the term “New Age” and reviled as “a lying Satan worshipper.”]

Erasing 76 Crimes, Jan. 19 (Colin Stewart)
I pray that you will be able to step away from the violence that so fills your mind and your words, and that you will learn to understand that these are fellow humans that you hate so much, not demons. They’re made by God — made just as they are, as you are.

Val Ep, Jan. 19
If u are a homosexual, believe or support it in any way whatsoever, DONT PRAY FOR ME. I DONT like your prayers. I DONT NEED your prayers. Prov15: 8, 9,29; Prov28: 9

Erasing 76 Crimes, Jan. 20 (Colin Stewart)
Dear Val,
You can’t stop me from praying for you.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]


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