Saturday, October 23, 2010

The U.S. Christian Right/ Dominionists Joined With Transformation Movement of Pter C. Wagner & Rick Warren Going Global Spreading Intolerance


Updated 12:24 PM Oct. 23, 2010.


Scott Lively was one of three American activists to speak at an anti-gay conference in Kampala, Uganda on March 5-7, 2009. Two weeks later, he would brag that he delivered a "nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda." video below "explores that "nuclear bomb" and its toxic aftermath." (Kill The Gays see Rachel Maddow video)



"[The parliament] feels it is necessary to draft a new law that deals comprehensively with the issue of homosexuality and …takes into account the international gay agenda….Right now there is a proposal that a new law be drafted."

quote at Public Eye.org from spokesperson at March 2009, Family Life Network's

"Seminar o
Exposing the Homosexuals' Agenda."
in Uganda March 2009 "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."


From: The U.S. Christian Right and the Attack on Gays in Africa By Kapya Kaomaic PublicEye.org

* The Uganda Story
* Christian Evangelicals and Dominions Have Gone Global
* They insist any nation with born again Christians in it these Christians have a duty to make God's Law as found in the Holy Bible to be the law of the Land .
* Christian Taliban or Christian Nazis
* Uganda which has a large percentage of Americanized Christian Evangelicals passes anti-Gay laws

The Ugandan government may have backed off on the Death Penalty for Gays their anti-Gay laws are still rather harsh and contravene international law and human rights for all citizens .

This also illustrates the kind of laws that American Evangelicals and Christian Dominionists and the Transformation movement headed by Peter C. Wagner would like to see put into law in the United States and throughout the nations of the world.

Peter C. Wagner and others believe that Demonic Forces are at work spreading homosexuality and that this must be stopped by Prayer , exorcism and the elimination of those who refuse to change or to be saved and become "Born Again" thereby being cleansed of all demonic influences.

Meanwhile since the government has backed off a bit the media in Uganda has decided to go into attack mode against LGBT community by publishing articles on the hate-filled "Gay Conspiracy Theory" which American Evangelicals and Homophobes have promulgated to the Uganda government and the Uganda people. This is a direct result of American Evangelicals and Uberconservatives preaching their lies about homosexuality to Ugandans who do not realize that what they are being told is merely the opinion of these Agent Provocateurs.

One Ugandan magazine has gone a step further by publishing a Hit List on 100 Gays in Uganda publishing their names and addresses and thereby justifying the attacks on these individuals.

Top 100 Homos' Assassination List Published By Ugandan Newspaper — American Evangelists Helped to 'Transform' Uganda Into Hateful, Gay-Hounding Nation at God Discussion October 21, 2010



Gay people in Uganda are fearing for their lives. A Uganda newspaper published dozens of photos of alleged homosexuals with a "call to action" to "Hang Them: They Are After Our Kids."

Not only are photos provided in Rolling Stone (not the American magazine), but home addresses are provided for easy targeting.

The editor says he is "exposing the evils in society." Already, gay rights groups say several people on the list have been attacked and others have lost their jobs.

Several months ago, there was a worldwide outcry over Uganda's "kill the gays" bill that resulted in the legislation being shelved. Nonetheless, extremist views remain.

The media council in Uganda has suspended the paper, not for its lynch list, but only because it wasn't registered. The editor says that as soon as the paper is relaunched, he will continue his campaign against gays.





The Religious Right and the Uberconservatives and their media enablers are in fact the enemies of a civilized enlightened liberal democratic society. They tend to hate everything about such societies which teach tolerance, egalitarianism , diversity , pluralism and multiculturalism .

The Religious Right and the Christian Dominionists and The Tea Party gang have united to elect as many like minded politicians to power. Once in power they can begin the process of instituting bit by bit their extremist bigoted view about homosexuals and other minorities. For instance they are also supported by the anti-Immigrant Nativist groups and the Professional Islamophobes.

Rachel Maddow via Publiceye.org:Political Research Associates

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Concern over the theology , ideology and activities and the political influence of The religious Right, Evangelical Fundamentalist or Christian Dominionist is not just that of American citizens since they have spent decades spreading their extremist intolerant Americanized version of Jesus and the Holy Bible to other nations. The effect they are having in these countries is not all positive. They are spreading their uncompromising and controversial views which they claim are "must be Right' because these beliefs they claim can be found in the Bible. And once again we find that even some so-called liberal Evangelical Christians are in fact fundamentalist who adhere to a literal inerrant Bible because it is they argue God's words and not men. The men who wrote the Bible were to a great extent merely scribes in the employ of God.

They are spreading their ideology/theology which covers all aspects of the believers and non-believers life. If they are able to affect public policy and change the policies and laws of the United States or any country where Evangelical Christians live. It is their duty to enforce God Law on to the entire population.

If they believe that they should live their according to their interpretation of the Holy Bible that's their affair. It is the public's and the government's concern once they move from their private belief to push it on the rest of society that is on Christians or Non-Christians. This is similar to how a portion of Muslims interpret their Shari law based on the Qur'an and the Hadith and legitimate Fatwas by which they claim that all citizens should be judged according to Sharia whether they are Muslim or not.

Other Muslims argue that Sharia is not usually as harsh as it is in Afghanistan under the Taliban or Saudi Arabia or what Osama Bin Laden's or the Wahhabi Muslims believe in.

Mainstream Muslims argue that Sharia cannot be forced upon non-Muslims . But this matters little to the Muslims who are fanatics.

Yet here we have Evangelical Fundamentalist Christians in America and in Canada and elsewhere who insist that the Nation state must adhere to a strict form of Biblical law which is to be applied to believers and Non-believers . So Canada and other Western Nations must for instance must reinstate the death penalty and laws curbing the rights of the LGBT communities and laws reinstating anti-abortion laws but with no exceptions , laws dealing with adultery, making divorce more difficult, or jail time for pre-marital sex . But they also stress the importance not just of the Family and moral values but they also insist on an unfettered Market Place etc.


So these Christian Dominionists are influencing the policies of other nations so yes this is a legitimate concern for those outside the USA. Were some people so naive to believe that these religious organizations who claim to be helping the poor and needy in foreign country without an ulterior motive and an agenda. What they wanted to do is to evangelize to these peoples and bring them the Good News and yet say that this offering, as a gift which these peoples then have the opportunity to accept or reject. But now like the Taliban they insist that theirs is the only path to salvation and that Christians in whatever nation must work to turn the nation itself into a Christian Nation under a Christian extremist form of Shariah .

So we have seen over and over is their belief not just that homosexuality is wrong or a sin and they want to help them but rather they condemn homosexuality calling it an abomination, a scourge, a plague or linking it to pedophilia or some suggest that homosexuals are immoral brutes and that they Gay Nazis in fact were the worst of the Nazis and were behind the genocide in Rwanda.

But this demonization characterizing Gays as brutes and being part of an ongoing Gay Conspiracy this tends to make people to develop the fear of such a group and sooner or later they will pass laws and have their governments to protect their society from the "Gay Agenda " Evangelical Scott Lively refers to this nefarious evil Gay Conspiracy in his preachings and in his not so subtly titled book the Pink Swastika .

When president Obama invited Pastor Rick Warren of Saddle back Ministry to his inauguration some people raised a fuss while others claimed he was actually a liberal preacher and not connected to the Religious Right or its policies and political agenda.

But the more one reads about Pastor Warren it becomes apparent that though he differs in style from other preachers -very little speaking about hell fire and fire and brimstone but many of his basic beliefs are not really that different from the average Christian Dominionists. This has become painfully obvious in the case of Uganda passing harsh laws against homosexuals though they later backed off from the death penalty because of international outrage.

But now Homosexuals have been outed and placed on a Hit list by a Ugandan magazine and a few of the people mentioned have within days been attacked.
So to what extent is Rick Warren and other Evangelicals to be held responsible for the hysteria about homosexuals in Uganda.

It was people like Pastor Rick Warren who encouraged the Uganda government to pass anti-gay laws.

Pastor Rick Warren who fought against proposition8 in California to prevent Gay Marriage and who has gone to Uganda and preached his message of Hate which demonizes Gays. But it further appears that he and other Evangelicals have interfered with Uganda domestic affairs by pushing the Uganda government to pass anti-homosexual laws in order to protect itself from the Gay Plague

Rick Warren - It Doesn't Matter if You're Biologically Gay
The Young Turks -see Mathew 5:28




Scott Lively's "Nuclear Bomb" in Uganda

Scott Lively was one of three American activists to speak at an anti-gay conference in Kampala, Uganda on March 5-7, 2009. Two weeks later, he would brag that he delivered a "nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda." This video explores that "nuclear bomb" and its toxic aftermath.

Claims the worst of the Nazis were homosexual
says Gay agenda is equivalent to Nazism
Complains Southern Poverty Law Center designated his group as a Hate Group.
Because of him and other American Evangelicals or Uberconservatives Uganda has become hysterical and fearful of the Gay community.
Gays caused the Holocaust & the Rwanda genocide & just about every mass murder ever committed.
Gays he says are all pedophiles
Homosexuality is a foreign behavior brought to Africa by the Western European Colonial Powers.




Family Life Network Director Stephen Langa claiming homosexuals have a powerful machinery





A representative from Uganda Parliament speaking at the Family Life Network anti-gay meeting in Uganda via Public Eye





Ugandan Pastor advocates arrest of LGBT people



The U.S. Christian Right and the Attack on Gays in Africa
By Kapya Kaomaic Public Eye .org


The Uganda Story

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.

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.[1] 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. As someone stated from the podium,

[The parliament] feels it is necessary to draft a new law that deals comprehensively with the issue of homosexuality and …takes into account the international gay agenda….Right now there is a proposal that a new law be drafted.[2]


The unsuspecting audience heard Lively promote his book, The Pink Swastika, and his argument that not only are gays seeking to take over the world, but they also threaten society by causing higher rates of divorce, child abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Legalizing homosexuality is on par with accepting "molestation of children or having sex with animals," he said. As Lively puts it, LGBT issues cannot be considered human rights issues.

"The people coming to Africa now and advancing the idea that human rights serves the homosexual interests are absolutely wrong," he said. "Many of them are outright liars and they are manipulating history; they are manipulating facts in order to push their political agenda." Lively even tarred abortion rights as "a product of the gay philosophy" meant to promote sexual promiscuity in order to "destroy the family." In sum, he warned, U.S. homosexuals are out to recruit young people into homosexual lifestyles so they must be stopped.

Lively had a receptive audience. Harry Mwebesa of Family Life Network told the crowd,

Dr. Scott told us about Brazil where 10 years ago, homosexuality was unheard of….Today it is the capital….There are people that have been against homosexuality that are having to leave because of the pressure and the threats that they are putting on them. That is how serious it is.


Another participant who called himself Elijah said,

The man of God [Scott Lively] told us about…a movement behind the promotion of homosexuality and it is called gay movement. Me, I had never heard of that. But I got to know that there is a force behind homosexuality which we need to tackle with force. He also told us that these people who are behind this…evil, they have all resources that they need…to spread this evil. [In] Africa, Uganda in particular...it is more easy for the young generation to get attracted into the evil. Since that day…we need to stand firm to fight homosexuality.


If only Lively's influence ended there. But a few days later, he met with Ugandan lawmakers and government officials, some of whom would draft parliament's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009 the next month. This act would ban LGBT organizing and give the death penalty for gays, though not heterosexuals, who have sex with someone underage or while infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.[3] Lively and the "traditional family values" language of U.S. antigay campaigners echoes through the draft legislation:

Research indicates that homosexuality has a variety of negative consequences including higher incidences of violence, sexually transmitted diseases, and use of drugs. The higher incidence of separation and break-up in homosexual relationships also creates a highly unstable environment for children raised by homosexuals through adoption or otherwise, and can have profound psychological consequences on those children. In addition, the promotion of homosexual behavior undermines our traditional family values.


Family Life Network's Langa pushed people at a follow up meeting to stand up for the tougher law against homosexuality for their children's sake, echoing Lively in charging that Ugandan gays and activists were being paid by U.S. gays to recruit schoolchildren into homosexuality.

Amid the utter hysteria, any sense that homosexuality has been in Africa from time immemorial was lost. While hardly embraced, and indeed illegal in many countries, at least LGBT people were not hounded by churches and police alike – until American culture warriors came to Africa. Bishop Christopher Ssenjonyo, one of the most progressive voices on LGBT issues in Uganda, expressed his own concerns about the Americans' role to me in March, "I am sure that these lies will incite public hatred against gays."


'Top 100 Homos' Assassination List Published By Ugandan Newspaper — American Evangelists Helped to 'Transform' Uganda Into Hateful, Gay-Hounding Nation, God's Own Party, Oct. 21, 2010

While Christianity has not been the sole reason for the violent homophobic attitudes in Uganda, there are American evangelicals who have helped to ignite the hate and desire to kill. PublicEye.org has an excellent overview of the American evangelicals who have ignited homophobia in Africa, such as the extremist Scott Lively, to the popular Rick Warren. Public Eye reports,

Amid the utter hysteria, any sense that homosexuality has been in Africa from time immemorial was lost. While hardly embraced, and indeed illegal in many countries, at least LGBT people were not hounded by churches and police alike – until American culture warriors came to Africa.

As Public Eye notes, Scott Lively of "Abiding Truth Ministries" has helped to promote the lie that gays and lesbians are out to recruit and harm children:

The unsuspecting audience heard Lively promote his book, The Pink Swastika, and his argument that not only are gays seeking to take over the world, but they also threaten society by causing higher rates of divorce, child abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Legalizing homosexuality is on par with accepting "molestation of children or having sex with animals," he said. As Lively puts it, LGBT issues cannot be considered human rights issues. "The people coming to Africa now and advancing the idea that human rights serves the homosexual interests are absolutely wrong," he said. "Many of them are outright liars and they are manipulating history; they are manipulating facts in order to push their political agenda." Lively even tarred abortion rights as "a product of the gay philosophy" meant to promote sexual promiscuity in order to "destroy the family." In sum, he warned, U.S. homosexuals are out to recruit young people into homosexual lifestyles so they must be stopped.

Bruce Wilson of Talk2Action has been one of the foremost reporters on what has been developing in Uganda and the "Transformation Network" of evangelical Christianity that has led to the proposed "kill the gays" legislation and other disturbing developments in creating a "Christian nation" there (see the video below). Here is Wilson's description of his Transforming Uganda mini-documentary:

Transforming Uganda is a new 20 minute documentary, by Bruce E. Wilson, that exposes immense influence that an evangelizing effort called the International Transformation Network, and the globally distributed videos of its media partner, the Sentinel Group, exert in Uganda.

The ITN is one of several global efforts, operating under the "transformation" brand, that are re-engineering along theocratic lines cities and even entire nations. For the Transformation movement, which claims homosexuals are possessed by demons and that prayer and faith healing have cured thousands of HIV and AIDS cases in the nation, Uganda is a prototype.

For over a year ITN representatives have been at work to setting up a training network spanning approximately 14,000 evangelical churches in Uganda, and ITN's head Africa representative states, as shown in the video, that the Transformation Network Uganda is "basically an ITN chapter." The International Transformation Network has active efforts underway across Africa but also in the United States, in Newark, New Jersey, Hawaii, Jacksonville, Florida, and elsewhere.

ITN representatives have enjoyed official state dinners hosted by Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni, and video propagandists for the movement have enjoyed direct personal access to the Musevenis since the late 1990's.

Even more striking are Janet Museveni's extremely close ties to the International Transformation Network. Museveni attended her first ITN conference, in Kampala, in 2004. In 2006, Museveni and her daughter Patience traveled to ITN's yearly world conference, held in Argentina that year.

Unable to attend in 2008, Janet Museveni sent the head of Uganda's tax authority to speak on her behalf at the ITN's 18th world conference. Janet Museveni is personally supervising the Transformation process, which emphasizes the need to fuse church and business sectors, in one of Uganda's poorest districts. Museveni's daughter Patience runs a church whose members are being trained by ITN to transform Kampala. One of the attendees has been David Bahati, who drafted Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Both Bahati, and Benson Obua-Ogwal, the Ugandan MP's who who introduced the internationally notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill in parliament, are closely linked, as the documentary shows, to the International Transformations effort and are members of the College of Prayer Uganda – headed by a leading Transformation movement advocate, Julius Oyet.

Oyet starred in one of the globally distributed Transformations videos, by Sentinel Group founder George Otis, Jr., which have spread the Transformation movement's eliminationalist, witch and demon-haunted ideology. College of Prayer Uganda, which played a significant role organizing and inspiring legislators who have backed the Anti Homosexuality Bill, is a chapter of the International College of Prayer, whose top leaders are Americans who operate out of a church in a suburb of Atlanta. Another American in the documentary, evangelist and Transformation advocate Os Hillman, also lives in an Atlanta suburb.

Left unexplored in the documentary, to preserve clarity and minimize length, is the wider nature of the Transformation movement, which is part of the international apostolic and prophetic movement under church growth specialist C. Peter Wagner, founder of the New Apostolic Reformation. Most of the leading figures in the video are leaders in Wagner's movement, which in turn is arising within the rapidly growing neocharismatic segment of Christianity that was estimated, by 2000, to encompass 295 million Christians worldwide.



and so it goes,
GORD.

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