Religious Right Has No Intention of Letting Uganda Anti-gays Bill Die
This despite reports that the Uganda Parliament’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee doubts the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will pass.
Religious extremist Lou Engle’s group The Call is planning a rally next month in Uganda and will include calls to support the legislation.
From Truth Wins Out:
“He [Warren Throckmorton] reports that The Call Uganda, an organization which has both political and religious purposes and supports Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, is preparing for a large rally on May 2.
According to Throckmorton, ‘The relative quiet in Uganda surrounding the bill could easily be broken by this event.’”
Engle is a scary guy. His intensity is unnerving and he has a penchant for using disturbing images to get his point across. His work against families and reproductive health rights is legendary. His message is one of hate and he calls on followers to become martyrs for Christ.
Just check out some of The Call’s videos for a taste.
The Call Uganda is just the kind of thing supporters of the all but dead Anti-Homosexual act need to bring it back to life.
‘I am quite concerned that this event could have the same kind of impact that the March 2009 anti-gay conference had in Uganda. At that event, Scott Lively told his Ugandan audience that gays were behind Nazi Germany and possibly involved in the Rwandan atrocities. In general the conference reinforced the desire of some religious leaders to persuade the government to create laws which would eliminate homosexuality from the nation.”