Friday, February 05, 2010

Haiti: R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" Obama Attends Doug Coe's/"The Family's" Prayer Breakfast Mentions Ugandan Anti-Gay Law (Christian Sharia/Taliban)

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Update: 1:39 PM & 2:11 PM & 3:19 PM Feb. 5, 2010

Jeff Sharlet's Expose on Doug Coe & The Family aka The Christian Mafia .

Gay Ugandan wears a paperbag inorder not to be recognized at Press Conference speaking out against the Ugandan anti-Gay law . Those in power in Uganda who back this draconian law are connected to Doug Coe, The Family and those who attend the Annual Prayer Breakfast in Washington and the Annual Prayer Breakfast held in Uganda. And yet Obama barely mentions the law in question and those who support it.
Rick Warren and a number of other Evangelical Media Stars have refused to condemn the law.

"Spread the wealth -- hello, Mao -- that is what this is all about. And anybody not on board, look out because you too could be the next victim of the killing spree" Glenn Beck a dangerous wacko argues Obama is planing to slaughter American citizens

"We can take different approaches to ending inequality, but surely we can agree on the need to lift our children out of ignorance, to lift our neighbors out of poverty. We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are, whether it is here in the United States or, as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda." President Obama at the Doug Coe sponsored Annual Prayer Breakfast Feb. 4,2010

Sadly Obama attended the Doug Coe sponsored Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington ignoring links to the now infamous Christian Extremist group "The Family"

Obama criticizes Birthers and those who question his faith & attacks the Ugandan Law against Gays in a one liner and nothing more-surely it deserved more but many in this audience one expects favor such laws- banning Gay Marriage for them is just the beginning- they want to as Glenn Beck says return to the good old days when Blacks, Hispanics, women & Gays and others knew their place.

Obama unfortunately for political reasons is I believe overly cautious in dealing with Doug Coe & "The Family". He should have not just mentioned the Ugandan law obliquely but specifically and called out those in the audience who are in favor of such laws. The anti-Gay law was not the product of ordinary Ugandans but was brought into being by members of that government who see themselves as the vanguard of the "True Christians" who are associated with the Family and other American Christian Conservative Evangelicals. So yes the Ugandan law against homosexuals is to a great extent the responsibility in effect of American influence and interference in Ugandan politics. So does this mean that the Obama administration is in effect a captive and at the mercy of "The Family" and the rich ,powerful and those who are well placed that to go against them is considered suicidal. So is the Annual Prayer Breakfast a window on the reality of American politics in which each administration in order to be workable must Kow-Tow to these Evangelical Extremists.

Ugandan Anti-Gay Law supported by Ugandan Politicians who are connected to the Washington Based Jesus Cult "The Family " aka "The Fellowship"

"Being gay or lesbian in Uganda is illegal and those who are risk being locked away for up to 14 years. Now, a new bill recently tabled in parliament wants gay people to face even stiffer penalties and is proposing life imprisonment and even death sentence" Video URL: in case video doesn't function-

U.S. Religious Rightwing and the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill
by kellygrrrl at 30 November 2009

The bill was authored by Ugandan Parliamentarian David Bahati, “a core member” of the C-Street Family and closely embraced by the radical far right Conservatives in the U.S.

In what is shaping up to be another major P.R. nightmare for U.S. NeoChristianist lawmakers, facts are coming to light of the involvement of several C-Street Family members in the push by the Ugandan Parliament to pass a death-penalty based Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

“Certain provisions in this bill are illegal; they are also immoral,” said Kate Sheill, Amnesty International’s expert on sexual rights. “They criminalize a sector of society for being who they are, when what the government should be doing instead is protecting them from discrimination and abuse.

The Ugandan Pastor Stephen Langa's Seminar on the "Gay Agenda" sounds a lot like a number of American Evangelicals and Republicans who also believe in a Gay/Liberal Conspiracy to convert more people to the Gay lifestyle . Just listen to these Christian extremists such as Pastor John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell , Rick Warren as they attack Gays as being not just sinners but as evil and that they have an agenda tied to liberalism/socialism & The New World Order.

So for instance when Obama and others do not speak out against this grave injustice perpetrated on Gays they are giving tacit approval to these laws or at least to the notion that being Gay is not natural but is merely a chosen lifestyle and the dubious belief that Jesus Himself was rabidly anti-Gay.What these so called Christians do is inorder to defend their own ignorance and bigotry they search the Bible for the odd line here and there which they claim supports their bigoted beliefs whether the target is Gays, Feminists or liberalism, or multiculturalism. So if the Bible says slavery is natural then they would be in favor of slavery. This was in fact the main argument slavery proponents made. But who today would support slavery even if the Bible said its Okay.

Anti-gay bill inspired by American pastors

The anti-gay bill emerged in April 2009, a month after Ugandan pastor Stephen Langa invited police officers, ministers, teachers and members of the public to a seminar on the subject. Langa explained that the gay movement had been created by the Nazis and then moved to the US after World War II. He also spoke of a "gay demonstration" - which was actually a satire mocking the idea that the gay movement was planning to "destroy the family" and "sodomise your children".

So here's a sampling of the Hate preached against Gays by Evangelicals
Gay-hating evangelicals strutting their bigotry! (disgusting)

Obama may feel the need to kow-tow and play nice with Evangelical Christians but they feel no need to pull any punches to appease Obama or his administration. They calim President Obama is working for the Devil /Satan & the dark principalities.
So here's an example of how Evangelicals feel about President Obama and his administration.

Pastor Donnie Swaggart Speaks Out Against President Obama, Anti-Christian Leaders in Washington, and Islam

Donnie Swaggart exhorts the Church and speaks out against Barack Obama, other Anti-Christian Leaders and legislation, and the Religion of Islam.

Obama at Prayer Breakfast

"Obama Takes On Birthers, Uganda Anti-Gay Law At Prayer Breakfast" (VIDEO)Sam Stein n HuffPost feb. 4,2010

Through faith, but not through faith alone, we can unite people to serve the common good. And that's why my Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has been working so hard since I announced it here last year. We've slashed red tape and built effective partnerships on a range of uses, from promoting fatherhood here at home to spearheading interfaith cooperation abroad. And through that office we've turned the faith-based initiative around to find common ground among people of all beliefs, allowing them to make an impact in a way that's civil and respectful of difference and focused on what matters most.
President Obama Annual Prayer breakfast Feb. 4, 2010

Speaking Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, a conciliatory President Barack Obama urged attendees to bypass grievances in their efforts to push forward morally and socially responsible policy.

But at the same time, he made it clear that there are some positions that lie outside that realm of civil discourse, such as birther conspiracies and the targeting of gays and lesbians.

"Civility also requires relearning how to disagree without being disagreeable," Obama declared before a standing-room-only crowd. "[C]ivility is not a sign of weakness. Now I am the first to confess I am not always right. Michelle will testify to that. But surely, you can question my policies without questioning my faith. Or for that matter, my citizenship."

Video from CBS via huffington Post

The president's appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast was not without controversy. Days beforehand, the good-government group Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, urged the White House to back out of the affair, which is organized by the fundamentalist religious organization and prominent D.C. institution, the Fellowship Foundation (a.k.a The Family).

"The National Prayer Breakfast uses the suggested imprimatur of the elected leaders who attend to give the Fellowship greater credibility and facilitate its networking and fundraising," CREW director Melanie Sloan said in a statement. "The president and members of Congress should not legitimatize this cult-like group -- the head of which has praised the organizing abilities of Hitler and Bin Laden -- by attending the breakfast."

Obama, obviously, ignored these concerns.

There was also a push for Obama to use the forum to address Uganda's malicious and archaic anti-gay law, which applies the death penalty for the offense of "aggravated homosexuality" and was reportedly put together by officials with ties to the Family. The president did broach the topic (as did fellow speaker and cabinet member, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) but largely in passing...

"We may disagree about the best way to reform our health care system, but surely we can agree that no one ought to go broke when they get sick in the richest nation on earth," Obama said. "We can take different approaches to ending inequality, but surely we can agree on the need to lift our children out of ignorance, to lift our neighbors out of poverty. We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are, whether it is here in the United States or, as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda."

and so it goes,

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