February 25, 2014

Uganda's Anti-Gay Christian Mafia

Sally Kohn, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

According to scholar and writer Jeff Sharlet, Bahati—who has said he wants to “kill every last gay person”— is a core member of a secretive network of American evangelical Christians called “The Family.”  The Family sees its aggressive, worldwide evangelism embodied in the saying, “Jesus didn’t come to take sides; he came to take over.”  The organization has also referred to itself—proudly—as “the Christian Mafia.”  For over 75 years, its goal has been the “consecration” of America to God.  But facing defeat in the American culture wars, The Family and its ilk looked elsewhere—including to Uganda.

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TAGGED: Gay Rights, Homosexuality, Christianity, Uganda


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