January 4, 2010
American evangelicals tied to Uganda's proposed death-to-gays law
The New York Times has finally caught up with a story the indispensable Rachel Maddow was uncovering weeks ago: the links between American evangelicals and the politicians behind a proposed Ugandan law that includes harsh punishments, including the death penalty, aimed at gays.
The three prominent American anti-gay activists spoke at a recent conference in Uganda, according to the Times.
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.”
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The three Americans who spoke at the conference — Scott Lively, a missionary who has written several books against homosexuality, including “7 Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child”; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads “healing seminars”; and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, whose mission is “mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality” — are now trying to distance themselves from the bill.
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