Tuesday, December 04, 2012

This shit really does still go on


US evangelicals have helped inflame native Ugandan anxiety about their native LGBT population who are emerging from the shadows in our more open global society.

Now there is a bill in the Uganda parliament that would not only criminalize LGBT people, but perhaps make gays subject to execution.

Political Research Associates has done vital work on the links to homegrown U.S. bigots.

For two days in early March 2009, Ugandans flocked to the Kampala Triangle Hotel for the Family Life Network's "Seminar on Exposing the Homosexuals' Agenda." The seminar's very title revealed its claim: LGBT people and activists are engaged in a well thought-out plan to take over the world. The U.S. culture wars had come to Africa with a vengeance.

To put on the conference, the Uganda-based Family Life Network – led by Stephen Langa with the goal of "restoring" traditional family values and morals in Uganda – teamed with two U.S. hatemongers from the Christian Right, Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively and Dan Schmierer of the ex-gay group Exodus International. Vocal opposition in international circles did not stop the country's high profile religious leaders, parliamentarians, police officers, teachers, and concerned parents from attending. Indeed, parliamentary action to wage war on gays was on the conference agenda. It was not enough that homosexuality is illegal in Uganda ...

Read the rest of Zambian Anglican priest Kapya Kaoma's report here.

This U.S. export is very much our business!

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