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Monday, January 4, 2010

So They Went to Uganda

The MSM is a little slow on the uptake in this day and time, sad to say.  Sullivan reports that the New York Times has just discovered - oh my! - the link between American Christianists and the Kill-the-Gays bill in Uganda:
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."
The Bible is absolutely clear that the death penalty applies to homosexuals. Why are these Christianists not following God's literal truth? Or now that they have unleashed a proto-fascist pogrom against gay, bi and trans people in Africa, have they finally come to terms with the actual consequences of what they actually believe? Here's hoping it's the latter.

But if you ever wondered what the ultimate fantasies of the Christianist right are with respect to gay people, just look at what they say when they think no American is listening.
I'm too pooped tonight to write more on this topic at the moment, boys, but give both articles a read.

And send them on to your nearest and dearest who think the big preacher bubbas can do no wrong.

Update:  Check out the NYT multimedia page, with short audio clips featuring four Ugandans.  Also the editorial, "Hate Begets Hate."

And fellas, before you climb in the bed tonight, reflect on all this a minute - and then get down on your knees and thank your Maker that you live in the U. S. of A.  For all its faults, it's still a damn good place to be living. 

You could be in Uganda, you know.

Or a worse place than that, even.

Two gay teens executed in Iran, 2005.


TomS said...

It's shocking how far behind the curve a lot of the American press is about these issues.
Now that there is legislation against hate speech, churches must carry their messages of hate outside the area of risk of prosecution. It is already coming back to haunt them.
Good post, Russ.

dave said...

There's only so much "space" in the media for gay issues and gay marriage has them all tied up in knots at the moment. Still NPR has covered this a good deal.

Shame on them.

Doorman-Priest said...

So glad that "enlightenment" continues to spread around the globe.

How long Lord? How long?

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