Monday, November 30, 2009

You mean that religion is behind homophobic inhumanity in Uganda?

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Just over a month ago, I commented on how Uganda was considering passing an “incredibly filthy piece of work”, the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009, which goes a long way to reverting the country back to an Idi Amin-like state of brutality and oppression. Under this legislation, any gays would face imprisonment at best and execution at worst, and anyone caught trying to help gays would be punished nearly as cruelly.

Naturally, there has to be some religious influence behind this thing (general rule of thumb: there’s always a religious root to any inhumanity), and of course, this has been confirmed. It is now revealed that David Bahati, the Ugandan Parliamentarian who first proposed this vile bill, is a core member of the Family, a highly secretive and extremely influential Christian extremist political group already known for operating the notorious C Street house on Capitol Hill in Washington – and for some of its members getting some extra on the sides (see Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS)). To give you a brief idea of the Family’s ideology: they believe that God favors and blesses people based on their importance and political power, rather than their good-heartedness or lack of sins. Yes, this does effectively include individuals like Hitler, Mao, Lenin and the likes. Cheery thought, eh?

Disturbing and appalling, this is indeed. But, surprising? No, not so much.

(via @todayspolitics)