Cyber-Colonialism: Anonymous Enters LGBT Fray in Uganda
Note from GLAAD
This op-ed was written by Pastor Jospeh Tolton for Religion Dispatches. See GLAAD's other work in Uganda here.
Members of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous have taken down the government websites of several African countries with records of oppressing LGBT people. Anonymous’ actions are particularly ironic given that many of the anti-LGBT laws in African countries are a direct result of the anti-LGBT brand of Christianity imported by evangelical missionaries like Scott Lively. In 2009, Lively addressed groups of lawyers, members of Parliament, universities, secondary schools and Christian leaders about “the ‘gay’ agenda,” and spoke at a three-day conference in Uganda. The increasing persecution of LGBT people started soon after.