More on U.S. Evangelicals-to-Ugandan Death Penalty Ties

American Christianity's Influence Over Uganda

American Christianity's influence in Uganda

I’ve posted before (here, here and here) about U.S. evangelicals’ ties to a Ugandan proposal to establish the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”.  Now meet more U.S. politicians involved in Ugandan human rights politics, pols who want to see gay people dead.  The same pols supported by all the ‘good faithful in Christ’; the same ‘good faithful in Christ’ who are supporting the missionaries who go to African countries and inflame superstitions about witches.  The same African churches and governments who are executing and imprisoning suspected homosexuals and witches, most of whom are children.  Harsh prison sentences are also proposed for any person or organization who helps, councils, teaches or doctors a known or suspected homosexual child or adult.

This is the kind of thing some Americans would love to impose here, just like Muslims in the U.K. and elsewhere pushing for Sharia Law.  The American Taliban, wrapped in the Flag and carrying a Bible,  eager to force “Biblical Law” onto the secular populace.  Hell, none of them can even agree upon what “biblical law” is — just ask any of the hundreds of sects of christianity — they’re each one right.

Meet the politicians, Bart Stupak and Joe Pitts, working together to take away women’s rights in health care reform, are also part of the infamous “The Family” of the C-Street christian sex palace (who lost their tax-exempt status).

Speaking yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air, Jeff Sharlet – who wrote a best-selling book documenting the political influence of the family – noted that many U.S. politicians, straddling both sides of the political aisle, are involved with “The Family.” Sharlet spoke about how members of “The Family” have been quite active in Uganda, including Ugandan Parliamentarian David Bahati, who is a member of “The Family” and one of the legislators behind the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009.

“[Bahati] appears to be a core member of The Family. He works, he organizes their Uganda National Prayer Breakfast and oversees a African sort of student leadership program designed to create future leaders for Africa, into which The Family has poured millions of dollars working through a very convoluted chain of linkages passing the money over to Uganda,” said Sharlet.

Not only that, but The Family has long considered Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to be their key point man in Uganda, according to Sharlet. And President Museveni, it turns out, is one of the biggest advocates for killing gay people in Uganda. He also just met with a bunch of Ugandan youth and urged them to resist the forces of homosexuality.

That’s a pretty direct, not to mention abhorrent, connection between U.S. evangelical political leadership and Ugandan human rights abusers. Do U.S. politicians like Congressmen Bart Stupak really want to have on their consciences the murder and imprisonment of gay people in Uganda? Urge his office to condemn this proposed bill now.”

It is absolutely shameful what our politicians and religious leaders are involved in.


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  1. Pingback: Rwanda Up Next To Criminalize Homosexuality « Reality Bong

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