Monday, January 4, 2010

Whatsoever You Do Unto the Least of My Brothers . . .*

gay, christian, homophobia, uganda, lively, Schmierer, Brundidge
When a muslim cleric says something the slightest bit derogatory about the United States, we accuse them of fomenting terrorism. When three Christian preachers inspire the legal killing of homosexuals in Uganda, we give them a pass. Aren't we just grand?

For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

. . .

One month after the conference, a previously unknown Ugandan politician, who boasts of having evangelical friends in the American government, introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009, which threatens to hang homosexuals, and, as a result, has put Uganda on a collision course with Western nations.

. . .

The three Americans who spoke at the conference — Scott Lively, a missionary who has written several books against homosexuality, including “7 Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child”; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads “healing seminars”; and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, whose mission is “mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality” — are now trying to distance themselves from the bill.

“I feel duped,” Mr. Schmierer said, arguing that he had been invited to speak on “parenting skills” for families with gay children. He acknowledged telling audiences how homosexuals could be converted into heterosexuals, but he said he had no idea some Ugandans were contemplating the death penalty for homosexuality.

So, you spread that message that Teh Ghey is something evil that should not be tolerated, but you're surprised that the Ugandans are no longer going to be tolerating Teh Evul Ghey? Really?

“That’s horrible, absolutely horrible,” he said. “Some of the nicest people I have ever met are gay people.”

And I'd really like it if they stop being gay people. But they're nice. And shouldn't be gay.

Mr. Lively and Mr. Brundidge have made similar remarks in interviews or statements issued by their organizations. But the Ugandan organizers of the conference admit helping draft the bill, and Mr. Lively has acknowledged meeting with Ugandan lawmakers to discuss it. He even wrote on his blog in March that someone had likened their campaign to “a nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.” Later, when confronted with criticism, Mr. Lively said he was very disappointed that the legislation was so harsh.

Nuclear bombs aren't "harsh"? Srsly? Mr. Lively, you aren't the slightest bit upset that gays in Uganda will be killed, because you hate gays. You're upset that you're getting flack for this.

I think every dead gay Ugandan should be shipped to one of these men's addresses. Let them bury their victims.

*Matt 25:31-46


  1. "Mr. Lively, you aren't the slightest bit upset that gays in Uganda will be killed, because you hate gays. You're upset that you're getting flack for this."

    That's exactly it. Many anti-gays have known for months about this proposed legislation and have said nothing to condemn it. Only now that it's getting press in the mainstream media are some anti-gays trying to distance themselves from it. They don't care if gay people are murdered in other countries. Anti-gays only care that it might look bad if they appear not to care about gay people getting murdered.

  2. I wonder, if Uganda adopted this legislation and seriously tried to implement it, would general terrorism by gays and their supporters be justified? Maybe I'm a horrible person, but I can sort of understand someone assassinating politicians who vote for this sort of legislation. At very minimum, I'd have a lot of sympathy for people who did so.

  3. Isn't ironic that some people will say that "...the gay movement is an evil institution whose goal is to defeat the marriage-based society...", and then the same kind of people will do whatever they can to prevent gay couples from getting married... oh the humanity!

  4. Umm giving them flack (and all the outcry from well almost everywhere), is hardly giving them a pass now is it?


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