God Loves Uganda

A trailer for the new documentary God Loves Uganda about the American evangelists who have chosen to spread their anti-homosexual message in Africa:

We’ve mentioned this problem a time or two. A blog titled (ironically) Africa is a Country has a review:

It’s a bit puzzling as to why Uganda needs more Western missionaries. The film makes very clear there are plenty of local ones – dozens of lowly street-side preachers declaiming the gospel in the middle of traffic, and a handful of very rich ones who preach in their church-palaces, and divide their time between mansions in Las Vegas and Kampala, funded with American money and the tithes of their congregations.

American or Ugandan, they’re all obsessed with homosexuality. They denounce it at every turn. And none is more outspoken than Scott Lively, who has made it his life’s mission to fight the ‘homosexual agenda’ (nothing less than the destruction of society as we know it), and who works audiences up into a fury by exhibiting stills from hardcore fetish porn as examples of what gays are up to everywhere, all the time.

The review suggests that God Loves Uganda should be viewed alongside another documentary by the same team, Call Me Kuchu, which deals directly with the damage done by the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill.

  • Jim Charlotte

    Christianity in America is closely tied to conservative politics and viewpoints, and I think missionary work overseas is so popular with conservative Christians is that is a last vestige of the “white man’s burden” to “civilize” the “savages.” It is a place where colonial aspirations exist – instead of exporting a way of governing to the colonies we export a religious governance. Still, the root of it may be darker than that – after all Christianity was the religion of the African slave traders and plantation owners.

    • Maxximiliann

      Historically speaking, the African slave traders and plantation owners of Colonial America were, in their majority, Catholic/Protestant, not Christian.

  • Thin-ice

    God, I despise these people. Am I allowed to say I hate them? (Sorry, I’m still trying to break free from 46 years of oppressive evangelical “morality”.) Films like this need to be as widely viewed as possible. The sooner these bigots are marginalized by mainstream America, the better.

    • http://thephyseter.wordpress.com The_Physeter

      Nope, you’re not allowed, sorry. The Internet won’t stand for it.

    • kessy_athena

      Personally, I just say that I consider what these people are doing to be a (literal) crime against humanity. Seriously, I think they ought to be hauled before the International Criminal Court.

      While I realize the title is meant ironically, is it just me, or does it seem like whenever people start saying that their god has a particular fondness for someone or something, that generally means something really really bad either is about to happen or has already happened to them? For example, if Jews are God’s Chosen People, what exactly have they been chosen for? Chosen to be the target of every megalomaniac and dictator who wants some scapegoats?


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