More On Exporting Religious Hatred

The New York Times has a story about the American Christian evangelicals whose anti-homosexual teachings spurred a proposed law in Uganda that called for the execution of homosexuals.

For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

Oh, they were just fine with it until the American public started making a fuss about it.
Good for the New York Times. You can read the rest of the article there.

But it’s not just these fringe weirdos. Friendly old evangelical Rick Warren was on board with the Uganda death penalty for homosexuality law, too.

Pastor Rick Warren — whom President Obama controversially chose to deliver the invocation at his inauguration — is now refusing to condemn Bahati’s bill, which has been endorsed by Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa. Ssempa has been welcomed by Warren’s family and made appearances at his church. Newsweek reports that although Warren has distanced himself from Ssempa’s views, he won’t come out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill:

The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations.

On Meet the Press yesterday, Warren reiterated, “As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I never take sides.” He has, however, said that abortion is a “holocaust” and pushed for the passage of California’s Prop. 8.

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One response to “More On Exporting Religious Hatred

  1. MARTIN

    People hate me now but i wont stop now!Familiar with those lyrics!Thats we the UGANDANS!however much the image of Dr.Ssempa and others is tainted we are sorry to say that we shall not give up!Homosexuals have met a sober, awake and rigt thinking people who are not ready to give up the truth that has lived on for 2000 years and still lives on that SODOMY is perversion and a lie from the dippest pit of hell!Funny!Why should a ugandan law on Sodomy attract voices from all the so called Top dogs in the world?As they never shout when Kony kills a thousand! Please can you guys mind your own business and live UGANDA alone? Or are you partakers of the same cup (sodomy).in UGANDA, sodomy is sin,evil,wickedness,abomination and an insult to Human intelligence.

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