Rick Warren issues statement to Uganda regarding Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009

This just in...LETTER/VIDEO STATEMENT TO UGANDAN CHURCH LEADERSBy Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif.,Regarding the Pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill Before the Ugandan ParliamentDecember 10, 2009  Dear fellow pastors in Uganda, I greet you in the name and love of Jesus Christ as I send this encyclical video (http://www.youtube.com/saddlebackchurch) to the pastors of the churches of Uganda with greetings fr … [Read more...]

More detail on the Fellowship Foundation relationship to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Jeff Sharlet on Rachel Maddow: The Family and the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.On December 1, I addressed the issue of the Family's influence on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. At that time, I reported the following information:To explore these issues, I spoke via email with the Director of Cornerstone Development, Tim Kreutter.  Mr. Kreutter has lived in Africa most of his life and oversees a staff of about 150 people.When asked about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009, he told … [Read more...]

Death penalty, life sentence removed from Anti-Homosexuality Bill draft

Movement on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Not enough but a start...Counseling to be added. Now the ex-gay ministries will come into even sharper focus. Evangelicals who promote change as a political exercise will need to really think through whether the data supports them because real lives are in the balance.UPDATE: On the other hand, some clergy seem resolute to maintain the bill. … [Read more...]

Richard Cohen on the Rachel Maddow Show

I will embed the video when it is available. For now, here are some observations on the segment regarding Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and the appearance of Richard Cohen.Maddow began with a summary of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and attempts to link the Family and the bill. She described the March conference and then interviewed Cohen.Cohen said his work has been misrepresented. He said that he is totally against the Ugandan bill. That was the high spot.  Richard sai … [Read more...]

Richard Cohen’s contribution to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

One of the major reasons Ugandans give for their support for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is to stop recruitment of children and young men to homosexuality. Despite the lack of evidence demonstrating a systematic recruitment effort, the view of child abuse and homosexuality being about the same persists in the rationale given for the bill.Scott Lively promotes this idea and he has been a colleague of Stephen Langa since at least 2002. Thus, when Langa wanted people to come to Uganda to … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow examines Richard Cohen’s connection to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill; Cohen to appear on Maddow tonight

Well isn't this special.Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyVisit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyAh yes, the 2006 CNN episode. That was good enough for weeks worth of material on here. I still show the clips to my classes for a, um, discussion starter. In the clip above, Stephen Langa is the speaker who is quoting Richard Cohen as if he were an expert. The segment where Langa is speaking took place a … [Read more...]

Is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill part of reclaiming the 7 mountains of culture, Part Two

(Yesterday I posted the first part of this article examining the "Seven Mountains Strategy")On the Reclaiming 7 Mountains website, articles are offered which describe what reclaiming a mountain means. One article called "Girgishites and the Mountain of Government" is a chapter from Johnny Enlow’s 2007 book The Seven Mountain Prophecy and the Coming Elijah Revolution. The book has been endorsed by C. Peter Wagner. According to Wagner, this book is exemplary in describing how to reclaim the s … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow discloses statements of opposition to Anti-Homosexuality Bill from key US lawmakers (video)

Rachel Maddow here gives a helpful summary. Of necessity hits the high spots and misses a few important nuances but provides new information regarding key politicians in the US. Provides statements of opposition from these key legislators. Check it out. Both Andrew Marin and I were called in relation to the segments the last couple of nights and we were able to provide background for the show. I appreciate the coverage...Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the … [Read more...]