Monday, January 4, 2010

Uganda and Gays

From the, the story continues regarding the background of how the government of Uganda began to hatch the policy of apartheid against LGBTQ people: it begins not only with the conservative politics and society of Uganda, but also with the aid of evangelicals from the US, especially Exodus reparative therapy programs, and the like:

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.

Click here for more.

In talking with lots of LGBTQ groups in spreading publicity of ON BEING A GAY PARENT, I was aware that many LGBTQ people were investing money in politics in the US, with hopes of changing the politics of the US in making it friendlier toward LGBTQ people. Trying to get people to invest in religious issues, confronting and addressing and speaking to the harder aspects of poor biblical interpretation skills did not seem as interesting to those investing money in changing politics. I think the root of the problem is still the Church. This article confirms it.

Imagine what our children think of us LGBTQ parents, especially in light of the fact that some people want us killed simply for being LGBTQ?

Pace, B

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