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Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill: aid from U.S. evangelicals increased threefold when they started attacking homosexuality

There's a new documentary about US churches and missionaries working in Africa to build a "Christian army" to take over the world  (their words, not mine).  Some of them are fully discredited in the US, and moved to Uganda to spread their hate because nobody here takes them seriously.  Others are leaders of Dominionist movements and other Evangelical sects (the groups that support guys like Perry and Santorum in politics) that lie and say they don't support extreme hate, but have now been caught on film supporting it in other countries.

Does exporting it make it somehow less wrong?  These same groups supporting the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda are the ones who supported Prop 8 in California.  This is not the WBC, but they make statements as outrageous (sometimes even more outrageous), yet are embraced by politicians and mainstream Evangelicals.  Are people turning a blind eye because it's not in their backyard?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 9:19 AM on Mar. 26, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • Honestly it's embarrassing to call them citizens of the U.S.
    The wrong is no less when exporting it. Out of sought and out of mind is whet they're hoping for.
    We, as a society are so fixated with OUR problems, that World News takes the back seat anymore.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Yes.  It's easier to ignore when it's "over there", and when the population affected isn't white.  Sad, but true.  We have a history of stepping in when there's abuse against caucasion populations, and somewhat darker skin tones, but when it comes to the darkest skin tones, we turn a blind eye.  It's disgusting and I hate it.  If they were promoting killing white nuns, America would be outraged.  But since we're talking about gays in predominantly black nations, eh, no big deal.  It's their problem, not ours.  We are a nation of hypocrites.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:07 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Of course they turn a blind eye because it's not in their backyards anymore. YET, it is still going on and they are ok with it. And probably even support it.
    I'm sure there are some attitudes that at least the gays are being attacked SOMEWHERE for their "sinful" behavior.
    It's sick and it makes me sick.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:18 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • those churches should have their American tax-free status revoked so they wont be able to afford to export their hate. im always overwhelmed by the stupidity of some they've plucked out their brains & logic in order to be "better" Christians. and the couple in the picture...gees they look so normal. i hope the documentary is on Netflix someday.

    also...whose dumb idea was it for them to use the acronym IHOP? the real IHOP should sue them for defaming their brand haha.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:14 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • People turn a blind eye to what's right in their own backyards. Having something going on far away, and happening to other people, just makes ignoring it easier. Very sad!

    Answer by Ballad at 11:58 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Its wrong no matter where it is. But in a country where they have come to depend heavily on the religious people to feed them this is acceptable. Give an ear banging and a bowl of rice. You ask is it wrong hell yeah wrong and dangerous. How do we make it right by remembering to first do no know harm you would not be allowed to brainwash. This behavior is cult like and dangerous.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 6:16 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

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