Saturday, October 24, 2009

How American Evangelicals are Killing Gay People in Africa


via Change.org, by Michael A. Jones

Hate never made for a good export. But that hasn't stopped a prominent group of American evangelicals from trying to ship their anti-LGBT principles abroad. One glaring example of right-wing theology run amuck across the globe is fresh out of Uganda, where legislative efforts to attack Ugandan LGBT people reached fever pitch this week.

Uganda is an interesting example of how the radical religious right in the United States has sought to take their battle against all things related to homosexuality to a global level. Earlier this year, a prominent group of evangelicals -- among them representatives from Exodus International and Defend the Family International -- attended a conference in Uganda aimed at discussing ways to fight homosexuality. The goal of the conference was to brainstorm ways that the government, schools and churches in Uganda could "wipe out" homosexuality from the country.

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Related:  read "The Final Solution"? Gay Ugandans Could Face Death Penalty Under New Law on RH Reality Check


2 comments:

nocaldan said...

I read the linked article blog several times, and yet I believe the title is misleading. I specifically was looking for The American Evangelical influence and could not find. While I find this proposed bill despicable, I would at least hope to read something relevant based on the title of the link. Try linking to Ugandan news sources I might be more inclined to read the next post to this anti human rights bill.

IRMA said...

nocaldan - perhaps you missed the related link on this post? It is right there, at the bottom.

There are plenty of Ugandan sources here:

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/10/21/gay-ugandans-could-face-death-penalty

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