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Spreading The Word

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Via the London Times, an instructive tale from Uganda:

When he arrived at Kampala’s Hotel Triangle for a three-day conference, the Rev Kapya Kaoma knew that he would not like what he heard.
The clue was in the event’s title — “Exposing the truth behind homosexuality and the homosexual agenda” — and in the line-up of guest speakers arranged by Stephen Langa, head of the Ugandan-based Family Life Network (FLN), and an outspoken advocate for the criminalisation of homosexuality in Uganda.
Given top billing at the event hosted by the FLN was Scott Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, an American conservative Christian group from California, and a Holocaust revisionist whose controversial book The Pink Swastika names homosexuals as “the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.”
Weeks after the Kampala conference in March last year — which followed a meeting between the speakers and members of the Ugandan Parliament — a clause appeared in the country’s draft Anti-Homosexuality Bill recommending life imprisonment for certain homosexual “crimes” or, for “serial offenders”, the death sentence.

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2 comments

  • Don Kenner · May 24, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Good grief what a freak show that must have been!

    One African from Malawi, responding to criticism of their anti-homosexuality law, told my friend’s daughter (who works in Malowi), “You people came over here and forced your Christian beliefs on us. Now you complain that we are enforcing them. Make up your mind!”

  • Apathy Curve · May 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “…names homosexuals as ‘the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.’”

    Um… the Nazis systematically purged homosexuals. Many were shot outright. Seems a rather self-defeating agenda, doesn’t it? But then I’ve never claimed fundies could reason very well.

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