January 24, 2013

We’ve written extensively about Uganda’s rampant homophobia, and legislation that anti-gay bigots in the parliament, with the support of American evangelicals, have been trying to pass that would make being gay a crime punishable by death. This video documentary, via the New York Times, called “Gospel of Intolerance,” documents the role that America’s religious right bigots are playing in Uganda, and Africa overall, to fund homophobia on the continent. It’s written and produced by Roger Ross Williams, who has an essay in the Times about the video as well. I think what’s most amazing to me is the contrast between all the images of white American evangelicals and the black Africans in whose ears, quite literally, they’re whispering in order to inspire the same hate abroad that they do here at home. I raise the issue of race because many African bigots raise the issue themselves.