The Gospel of Intolerance–from the New York Times   Leave a comment

If churches who have embraced Uganda as a long lost mission, a possible utopia for God’s will to be done, a better version of the Christian American Dream, could watch this short documentary on the damage that American Evangelicals are doing to Uganda, specifically the torture they are bringing to the gays and lesbians in Uganda…..they would probably keep doing what they’re doing.  Check this article out called “the Gospel of Intolerance”.

http://nyti.ms/WIfBkd

Or here if the link above doesn’t work:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/opinion/gospel-of-intolerance.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Raised in Pennsylvania, I grew up in the black church. My father was a religious leader in the community, and my sister is a pastor. I went to church every Sunday and sang in the choir. But for all that the church gave me — for all that it represented belonging, love and community — it also shut its doors to me as a gay person. That experience left me with the lifelong desire to explore the power of religion to transform lives or destroy them. I became interested in Uganda, an intensely religious country that attracts many American missionaries and much funding from United States faith-based organizations. The American evangelical movement in Africa does valuable work in helping the poor. But as you’ll see in this Op-Doc video, some of their efforts and money feed a dangerous ideology that seeks to demonize L.G.B.T. people and intensifies religious rhetoric until it results in violence. It is important for American congregations to hold their churches accountable for what their money does in Africa.

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This video is part of a series produced by independent filmmakers who have received major support from the Ford Foundation and additional support from the nonprofit Sundance Institute.

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