Crazed US missionary racially abuses Ugandan hotel workers

Crazed US missionary racially abuses Ugandan hotel workers August 18, 2018

Screaming ‘You hate Jesus’, Jimmy L Taylor, above, went into meltdown in a Kampala hotel, and threw punches at staff.
Police arrested the 69-year-old  Arizona missionary after reviewing security camera footage that showed him striking out at the Grand Imperial Hotel staff at and yelling racial slurs.
Kampala Metropolitan Police’s Facebook page says:

Upon police efforts to effect his arrest Taylor spat on, turned rowdy, uncontrollable and tried to disarm policemen.
During the questioning, the American National confessed to having attacked the victim. He claimed an illness caused him to suffer stress that drove him to attack the hotel staff.
The suspect who claims to be a missionary and an ex US Marine is currently detained at Central Police Station Kampala on charges of assault and malicious damage as investigations are ongoing.

The Caring Atheist tweeted another video of the incident which shows the deranged Christian telling one staff member “you’re not a human” and “you disgrace Jesus”.
Click on pic below to see the footage.

According to this report, video of the incident surfaced on the Internet yesterday (Friday), but it is unclear when it was filmed.
Taylor yells at one point:

Fuck Uganda. I’ve come to love Uganda, I’ve come to help Uganda, but Uganda hates Jesus through this son-of-a-bitch.

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  • AgentCormac

    Having watched the footage, Taylor is either very drunk or off his tits on drugs. And you really, really do have to admire the restraint of the hotel staff in the face of such mindless, violent provocation. I reckon this idiot needs to spend a little cell time with some seriously bad Ugandans who might not take too kindly to the way he has denigrated their country. If behaviour like this is how US missionaries think they’ll win over local people to Jesus I have a feeling they’ll go home disappointed. If, indeed, they are allowed to go home at all.
    Having said all which, just wait for Trump to wade in and demand that Taylor is released from such a ‘shithole’ country.

  • 1859

    I think even Jesus has would be embarrassed by this guy’s racial tirade. This is the superior, white, all-American Christian for you – praise be!

  • tonye

    I think the staff dealt brilliantly with this asshole. Taylor is nothing but a racist bully.

  • barriejohn

    This doesn’t surprise me a bit. When I was a boy (1950s/60s), missionaries were lionized by the Brethren and their ilk, and names such as C.T.Studd, Hudson Taylor, Dan Crawford, and Frederick Stanley Arnott were mentioned with bated breath. Missionaries were supported by ” the free-will offerings of the Lord’s people”, and seemed to me to live the life of Riley. Most of us had still never flown in our lives yet, and here they they were virtually commuting backwards and forwards from Africa and South America on “furlough” (the religious HAVE to have their own little language), being treated like gods and playing to packed houses. They still talked of “The Beloved Strip” in Africa, and made their “adventures” (with accompanying “slide shows”) seem extremely glamorous. Several missionaries had joined the “foreign field” from Swindon, and one, George Simms, retired there from Zambia, and was always referred to as “Bwana”, which I thought was awful. He and his wife often commented that “the blacks” were idle, dishonest and untrustworthy, and had to be watched all the time. I was shocked, because this was so different to what one heard from “the platform”. I was told in no uncertain terms that the British press was not to be trusted when reporting on African affairs, and that only the Daily Telegraph could be relied upon to tell “the truth”. My family also heard this from an extremely racist and religious professional woman in Durban who befriended my father when he was on the Ark Royal just before the war. (We fell out with her when she visited England and, having a medical problem, commented on the number of black nurses that we had. When my father expressed surprise at her remarks she said: “Well, you wouldn’t want one to touch you, would you?”). How times have changed (not). Sorry to ramble on (“I’m seventy-two you know!”), but I hope that some may find these personal observations of interest.

  • tonye

    @barriejohn.
    ‘When I was a boy (1950s/60s)’
    Joking apart – was there ever a time when you were young!!!!

  • barriejohn

    @tonye: I don’t really understand your comment, but I certainly feel now that my childhood was stolen by a bunch of religious maniacs. At the time, however, I thought that the Christian life was wonderful!
    PS I feel even more sorry for those who had the “privilege” of being brought up in a Christian family. Think “Stepford Wives” or “Midwich Cuckoos”.

  • tonye

    @barriejohn,
    Please take my comment in a light hearted manner, only joking about your age!
    No offence intended.

  • barriejohn

    I had a happy childhood; it was just being sent up those chimneys that got to me. And speaking of childhood trauma (going completely OT), I would heartily recommend this series, which is currently being repeated on BBC2 on Saturday evenings:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gtbh2
    The life of one poor old guy from Clydebank has been completely blighted by the experiences of one single night in 1941. It’s programmes like these that, in my opinion, justify the licence fee!

  • StephenJP

    @barriejohn, your reminiscences are not only interesting but very valuable. (And hear hear to your comment on the Clydebank programme).
    When my grandmother died in 1979 aged 89, my father found a little notebook containing some of her recollections of her life, from when she went into service as a nursery maid at 15, through her husband being gassed at Passchendaele, and the family’s difficulties in 1930s Northamptonshire, right through to her pride at her two eldest grandchildren (me and my cousin) going to university.
    This prompted me to urge my parents to sit down and record their own accounts of their childhood and the circumstances in which they grew up – in their case, of course, including the war years. They are among my most treasured possessions. I am now trying to do the same for my own children and grandchildren.
    So what I am saying is: don’t just share your reminiscences with us now and again; write down the story of your life so that this and future generations get a chance to understand what really went on. Because we can be sure that most of the historians of the future will pay as much attention to the people’s history as most of the current ones do – unless we take the trouble to record it ourselves.

  • tonye

    @StephenJP,
    Sorry to be, slightly, off topic. My Grandmother, who died a few weeks before her 100th birthday, once said to me a great quote ‘I was born the night before the Titanic was launched (May 1911) and lasted a few years longer.’
    She saw a lot of genuine poverty in her life, and I think these harsh experiences, lead to her being one of the few atheists in my family.