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06/14/2010

Lou's morals: Pulling Uganda rope, wondering why 'Made in America' is printed on threads

by Jeremy Hooper

Lou Engle is a darling with politicians like Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and "values" groups like the Family Research Council:

Prop 8 proponents even credit Mr. Engle and his "The Call" event for handing them the "win":

More shoulder rubbing, this time with Rep, Trent Franks (R-AZ), Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver, Bishop Harry Jackson (the voice of D.C.'s anti-marriage equality push), Tony Perkins, etc:

You get the picture: Those who loathe gay rights tend to love this man.

So why do we bring him up now? Well, because Warren Throckmorton has teamed up with The Family author Jeff Sharlet for the purposes of shedding even more light on Lou Engle's eye-opening role with that heinous Uganda bill:

SHARLET: Either Lou Engle isn’t telling the whole truth, or some of his key allies in Uganda aren’t. I attended his rally in Kampala in the company of Member of Parliament David Bahati, the author of the bill. After the rally, I rode with Bishop Oyet and Bahati in Bahati’s car to the Sheraton hotel, where I interviewed Oyet for about 45 minutes, recorded. I’ll be writing about what I learned in Kampala in my forthcoming book, but Engle’s latest statement prompts some points worth making in the meantime:

1. Both Oyet and Bahati were ecstatic at what they perceived as Engle’s strong support of the [anti-homosexuality bill]. They felt his rally and his statements would be a turning point for the bill, reassuring their Ugandan allies that they had support abroad.

KEEP READING: David Bahati: Lou Engle expressed support for Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – Guest Post by Jeff Sharlet [Warren Throckmorton]

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