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♪'Only whatever you put in its head'♪

by Jeremy Hooper

♪Careful the things you say
[Ugandans] will listen...

NEW YORK TIMES, 1/3/10: KAMPALA, Uganda — Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.

♪Careful the things you do
[Ugandan citizens] will see and learn...

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.”

♪[Ugandan lawmakers] may not obey, but [they] will listen.
[They] will look to you for which way to turn...

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.

♪To learn what to be
Careful before you say "Listen to me"...

Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.
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.

♪[The world] will listen.

*News source: Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda’s Anti-Gay Push [New York Times]

-Original "Children Will Listen" lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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Your thoughts

I'm genuinely appalled by their shamelessness. The utter gall they have: "Oh, we did NOT see this coming at all!"
And thank you for providing Bernadette as a palate cleanser.

Posted by: Bill S | Jan 4, 2010 6:39:13 PM

Great point, Jeremy, made in THE gayest possible way.


Posted by: Break the Terror (Evan) | Jan 4, 2010 7:52:51 PM

These three men deserve to be arrested by the International Court of Justice, tried for crimes against humanity, and sentenced to a life of solitary confinement where their hatred cannot reach anyone else.

Posted by: Mykelb | Jan 5, 2010 9:58:40 AM

I wonder when wing nut daily will report that the number of Human sacrifices is rising?

Posted by: Dave | Jan 9, 2010 6:20:23 PM

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