Thursday, June 15, 2023

This Is Their Goal

If you want to see the goal of the far right you only need to look to Africa with the help of the Christian right they achieved their goal in Uganda.
  • Uganda enacted a new LGBTQ law, and it has been met with fierce backlash.
  • It is one of the strictest LGBTQ laws in the world, and it includes the death penalty.
  • Activists say American evangelism has played a key role in fostering homophobia in Uganda.
By: Isobel van Hagen
June 11, 2023

Lawmakers in Uganda are facing fierce international backlash after President Yoweri Museveni imposed a strict new anti-LGBTQ law that includes the death penalty.

The Anti-Homosexuality Act, which President Joe Biden called a "tragic violation of universal human rights," imposes capital punishment for "serial offenders" and individuals who transmitting infections like HIV through same-sex relations. It also stipulates a 20-year sentence for "promoting" homosexuality.

It has been slammed by human rights groups, including the UN human rights body and Amnesty International.

LGBTQ rights activists in Uganda like Kasha Nabagesera believe "extremist" brands of Christianity stemming from the US are partly to blame.
The US Christian Evangelicals are working here to not only to for us back in the the closet but they wan to criminalize us like in the 1950s! That is their goal.
But according to Dr. Kapya Kaoma, an Anglican priest and researcher at Boston University who studies the relationship between US conservatism and African politics, American Evangelism has also played a crucial role, and he found it was "used to demonize, and, in fact, to kill" in the country.


American missionaries and other Christian groups were then able to position themselves as "liberators" from the global LGBTQ movement, targeting Christian "family values" in the Christian-majority country, he added.  

A couple of years ago I was asked to lead a discussing on trans issues at a Quaker retreat in Vermont and one of the topics that were discussed at the retreat was Quaker underground railroad smuggling of LGBTQ+ people from Uganda. At the time I thought that was a nice idea but today it is a necessary!

These people are on what they believe is a mission from god! Just like they were when they decimated the indigenous peoples around the world during the time of Queen Isabella and the Spanish missionaries.

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