How (white) American evangelicals fund anti-gay hate and violence in Africa

We’ve written extensively about Uganda’s rampant homophobia, and legislation that anti-gay bigots in the parliament, with the support of American evangelicals, have been trying to pass that would make being gay a crime punishable by death.

This video documentary, via the New York Times, called “Gospel of Intolerance,” documents the role that America’s religious right bigots are playing in Uganda, and Africa overall, to fund homophobia on the continent.  It’s written and produced by Roger Ross Williams, who has an essay in the Times about the video as well.

I think what’s most amazing to me is the contrast between all the images of white American evangelicals and the black Africans in whose ears, quite literally, they’re whispering in order to inspire the same hate abroad that they do here at home. I raise the issue of race because many African bigots raise the issue themselves.  They claim that homosexuality does not inherently exist in Africa, white people imported it from the West.

Even the President of Uganda has said it:

Before we came in touch with the Europeans, we had some few homosexuals…. Africans are by nature discreet people… We never exhibit our sexual acts in public.  I have for instance never kissed my wife in public… The problem is exhibitionism… The second problem is trying to lure young children into homosexuality.”

Of course, the irony is that the import is actually the hatred, and who’s it coming from? White bigots in America.  So the very Africans who are most afraid that white men in the West are poisoning their country with homosexuality are in fact doing the bidding of white men in the west who are poisoning their country with hate.

Watch the documentary, it’s only 8 minutes long, and riveting, in addition to infuriating.  But take a look first at the faces of some of the evangelical ringleaders in America who are involved in Africa.  It’s a heck of a lot of white people pulling the strings of people who supposedly have a problem with white people pulling their strings.

Lesson learned: The anti-gay bigot leaders in Uganda are all a bunch of phonies, who are doing the bidding of their wealthy overlords in the states.

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And here are the anti-gay Ugandan leaders, who are being controlled like puppets by their wealthy American donors:

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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    This post is so powerful, so disturbing, so sharp in its reflection of evil, that words fail.

  • darklight_413

    This is the face of hate. Take a good look.

  • Don Chandler

    that would be one grim show. not sure you can do parody here…what a sad mission under the “house of prayer”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001562668325 Rachel Wolff

    Oh Uganda…

    Brother, brother what’s happening on this land
    Brother, brother, do not make man a sacrifice
    Brother, brothers do not put men in chains
    Brothers do not leave blood on the sand
    Brothers’ remember who we are

    Homosexuality will not be wiped out because
    Of your abusive degradation, persecution
    Imprisonment, torment, pain or death

    Do not make human sacrifices
    No God will be appeased

  • Naja pallida

    Sounds like something that Tom Coburn should be asked about. Seems that Uganda is one of his personal interests.

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