Monday, January 4, 2010

The Three U.S. Evangelicals at the Heart of Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

Meet Scott Lively, Caleb Lee Brundidge, and Don Schmierer. You can call them the Three Amigos of the evangelical movement in Africa. Photo

Together, they are quite the trifecta. When they aren't having their research and positions on homosexuality denounced by health professionals, they are traveling to places like Uganda, speaking before the masses and saying things like "gay men sodomize teenage boys," or "the gay movement is an evil institution." Photo

What's that biblical principle of loving those you disagree with? Looks like these three evangelicals might have missed that day of Sunday School.

Instead, these three leaders -- all vibrant parts of the anti-gay movement or ex-gay ministry movement here in the United States -- have become ground zero in the discussion over Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Turns out that these three evangelical leaders were a part of a conference about ten months ago that crystallized efforts to move forward with repressive legislation in the African country. And now that their actions have resulted in a proposed law that would kill some gay people, lock up many others, and prosecute straight folks who support gay rights, all three of these evangelical kingpins are looking for cover. Read complete article - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

Related links:

Exodus Board Members Plays The “Dupe” In Uganda – by Jim Burroway – Box Turtle Bulletin

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate – by Jim Burroway - – Box Turtle Bulletin

U.S. Evangelicals’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push - By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN – New York Times- International Herald Tribune

Gay in Uganda, and Feeling Hunted - By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN - New York Times- International Herald Tribune

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