Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Uganda's Horrific Anti-Gay Law

New dawn for Uganda as President Yoweri Museveni signs anti- gay bill

How US Evangelical Missionaries Wage War on Gay People in Uganda
Guardian documentary

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has approved a law that will see people convicted of homosexuality in Uganda jailed for life. In these extracts from director Roger Ross Williams' documentary God Loves Uganda, undercover filming by a Boston-based Anglican priest, Kapya Kaoma, shows how anti-gay evangelical campaigners from the United States have been influential in the debate, pushing Uganda to pass measures that would be unthinkable in the US.

American Culture Wars and Dominionism go Global

and for more on the connection to the Religious Right and Dominionism and groups such as International House of Prayer and Lou Engles and Ron Luce's Teen Mania and Rick Warren's ministry etc. check out this video:

Gospel of Intolerance: U.S. Evangelicals Finance Uganda's Antigay Movement
Published on 23 Jan 2013
The filmmaker Roger Ross Williams reveals how money donated by American evangelicals helps to finance a violent antigay movement in Uganda.

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Uproar over Uganda Anti-Gay Bill, American Evangelicals Encouraging Homophobia part 1 of 2. At DemocracyNow!

Uploaded on 25 Mar 2010
International Uproar over Uganda Anti-Gay Bill, Study Finds American Evangelicals Encouraging Homophobia

Proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda has sparked international uproar. Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda, but the new bill would impose much harsher punishments including life imprisonment and even the death penalty for some homosexual acts. We speak with a leading Ugandan gay rights organizer and a Zambian priest who has documented the role of American evangelicals in fostering homophobia in Uganda.

And here's some commentary from The Young Turks on the anti-gay bill in Uganda and the anti-gay attitude throughout the nations in Africa. As Cenk mentions some 38 nations in Africa which have anti-gay laws.

The Bigger Picture Behind Uganda's Horrific Anti-Gay Law

Published on 25 Feb 2014
"Uganda's president has signed a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for "homosexual offences", calling them "mercenaries" and "prostitutes".

Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed the bill, which holds that homosexuals be jailed for long terms, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays.

He denounced gays and spoke in lurid detail about sexual activity while signing one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws, which has come under fierce criticism from the US president, Barack Obama, who has warned that ties between Kampala and Washington would be damaged.

"Homosexuals are actually mercenaries. They are heterosexual people but because of money they say they are homosexuals. These are prostitutes because of money," Musaveni said."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Al Jazeera / Reuters:


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