Timothy Shah's Ugandan conspiracy

I am posting on Timothy Shah's Christianity Today article about Uganda as I have time. Rather than posting one long response, my schedule has been friendly to shorter efforts.In this one, I want to point out that Mr. Shah makes some assessments of David Bahati that are not based on contact or interview with Mr. Bahati. Shah writes:Some American groups have thus made a crusade of opposing the anti-gay bill in Uganda largely because of the mistaken belief that American evangelical groups … [Read more...]

Christianity Today's website contradicts Timothy Shah's CT conspiracy article

Since October, 2009, there have been a number of flawed articles about Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, but none more flawed than the one currently up on the website of Christianity Today, by Timothy Shah. I have written here and here to demonstrate just a few of the problems, but I want to address some of them again with more information.First, in reference again to this Shah authored statement:But the legislation has received widespread attention not primarily because of its draconian … [Read more...]

Has Uganda’s antigay bill been stopped by Ugandan opposition?

In this post, I want to unpack a bit more the claims of Timothy Shah made in a Christianity Today op-ed posted yesterday (Go to the first reaction here). Overall, I think it was a mistake for Christianity Today to publish an article making so many factual claims without sourcing or evidence. I have been following this story since March, 2009 and do not recognize the narrative advanced by Shah.In this post, I want to address this paragraph:But the legislation has received widespread … [Read more...]

Christianity Today author misleads on Uganda

In a web only piece on Christianity Today, Timothy Shah wants readers to believe that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is "a legislative stunt" which has generated conspiracy theories about maltreatment of gays in Uganda. He writes:Uganda has attracted human rights activism because of a single legislative stunt by a single low-level politician named David Bahati, a member of the country's authoritarian ruling party and an Anglican. In 2009, Bahati proposed an anti-homosexuality bill so draconian … [Read more...]

Christianity Today stands somewhere on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

In a "Where We Stand" editorial, Christianity Today urged readers to "Listen, then Speak." Overall, I am disappointed and puzzled by the editorial. The closest the writer gets to telling us where CT stands is near the end of the article:We join many other American voices in our concern over the way the proposed legislation can hamper ministry and harm children of God. But we are also grateful for the African voices who are calling us to pay attention to how Western society may be und … [Read more...]

Media reports regarding the APA sexual orientation and therapy report

In addition to the separate posts on the topic, here is some additional coverage. If time permits, I may add a comment or two of opinion to them.USA TodayChristianity TodayWorld MagazineMother JonesAP Radio NetworkAssociated PressLos Angeles TimesSouthern VoiceThe AdvocateCitizenlink, Day 1Citizenlink, Day 2Washington Times … [Read more...]

Christianity Today writer reflects on Day of Silence, Golden Rule Pledge

Derek Keefe reflects on the various Christian responses to the Day of Silence with a postive consideration of the Golden Rule Pledge. … [Read more...]

Christianity Today on "The Transgender Moment"

Christianity Today has an article (The Transgender Moment) and sidebar (Walking a Fine Line) (apparently these are in the print and online editions) quoting me and many others regarding transgender issues. Some have contacted me to ask if I was quoted correctly, feeling perhaps that my comments were inconsistent with my views expressed elsewhere. Here are my comments from "The Transgender Moment:"Whether mentioned in Scripture or not, the transgender movement clashes with traditional … [Read more...]


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