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...]

Is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill part of reclaiming the 7 mountains of culture? – Part One

When the motion to introduce the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced in the Ugandan Parliament on April 29, several key supporters of the bill were sitting in the gallery. The minutes record the following description:Let us hear from hon. Bahati. In connection with the motion he is moving, we have in the gallery Apostle Julius Peter Oyet, Vice-President of the Born Again Federation; Pastor Dr Martin Sempa of the Family Policy Centre; Stephen Langa, Family Life Network; hon. Godfrey … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow Show gets statements from IHF and Scott Lively on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Finally, the International Healing Foundation speaks:Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyIHF says:We condemn any harsh and extreme punishment of persons who identify as homosexual or who engage in homosexual behavior. Instead, we advocate education and counseling for those with unwanted Same-Sex Attraction.I contacted Richard Cohen in March about Caleb Brundidge's activities in Uganda wanting to know if he agreed with what Brundidge … [Read more...]

Extreme Prophetic declines to oppose the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

One of the central figures in the controversy over Uganda's Anti-Homosexual Bill is Caleb Brundidge. He was one of the trio of Americans who traveled to Uganda in March of this year to present his views at an ex-gay conference hosted by Stephen Langa's Family Life Network. One effect of the conference was a group of people who called for stronger legislation against homosexuality. In April, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was first disclosed to the Ugandan Parliament.Left to right. … [Read more...]

Is The Family behind the Anti-Homosexuality Bill?

Last week on NPR's Fresh Air, Jeff Sharlet reported that The Fellowship Foundation (aka The Family) supports an organization in Uganda called Cornerstone Development which, according to Sharlet, is linked with the main government officials behind the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009. Is this accurate?According to their IRS 990 tax forms, the Fellowship Foundation indeed does support Cornerstone Foundation in Uganda. Less clear is what, if any, relationship exists between Cornerstone and the … [Read more...]

Newsweek quotes Rick Warren on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Newsweek's Lisa Miller contacted Rick Warren about his view on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009. According to this article, he responded as follows:But Warren won't go so far as to condemn the legislation itself. A request for a broader reaction to the proposed Ugandan antihomosexual laws generated this response: "The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as … [Read more...]