Saturday, March 8, 2014


Some right wing "evangelical Christians" have poured a ton of energy and money to criminalize LGBT people and have blood on their hands in their fight to realize the "Anti-Homosexuality bill" that just passed in Uganda, affirming life imprisonment for Gay people.  These haters, and their followers, and all those who seek to deny LGBT people full and equal civil rights in society, are snakes in the grass who pass themselves off as Christians.  Just reading the Sermon on the Mount would show any reasonable person that they are diametrically opposed to Jesus' claims upon His disciples' lives.

For the last five years, human rights advocates around the world been discussing how U.S. conservative figures were integrally involved in the creation of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (originally called the “Kill the Gays Bill”). Vast amounts of research have been produced on the involvement of conservatives such asRick Warren (who posted a YouTube video supporting California’s Prop 8 only to later take it down and deny it ever happened), and hours of undercover footage were taken of Scott Lively (famous for claiming the Nazi Party was really a gay club in his book The Pink Swastika) in Kampala, Uganda, advocating the bill’s creation with local political and religious leaders.
As evidence of their involvement has spread throughout the U.S., the public’s sentiment on these characters’ involvement has soured considerably. This was exacerbated when, last month, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, ascribing life-in-prison sentences to LGBTQ people in the African nation, criminalizing advocacy of homosexuality, and requiring authority figures (parents, teachers, doctors, etc.) to report LGBTQ people to the government.
The American public is finally taking notice. Story after story in major media outlets (The GuardianReal News NetworkThe Rachel Maddow Show, and the National Journal in just the last few weeks) is running about these right-wing evangelicals’ involvement, and the millions of dollars they’ve poured into Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, and elsewhere in carefully crafted campaigns to train local pastors and political leaders how to use culture wars-talking points for an all-out attack on LGBTQ people.
[For the full article see here.]
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genevieve said...

Jerry,this is what really galls me. Many TGLB people want nothing to do with God and the bible because of these so called 'Christians'. Many innocent people are going to die because of these laws and these so-called 'Christians' who call themselves ridding the world of 'sin' as they say. I ask what about the pedophile priests who are moved from place to place with the full knowledge of the hierarchy?

Jerry Maneker said...

You're right, of course, genevieve. Those professing "Christians" who preach exclusion and hate make Christians look like a pack of freaks. And the churches that keep silent amidst this hate are just as culpable in spreading that hate in Christianity's name. By their silence they are acquiescing and tacitly agreeing with the haters. Best wishes, Jerry.