RECENT  POSTS:  » Scott Lively equates accurately noting his public record with inciting murder » Audio: Mark Regnerus doesn't think marriage equality has 'a lot of gas left' » Friday: NOM president shares the bill with 'ex-gay' activists » Today in 'um, yeah, obviously': Stunt marriages not confined to opposite-sex partnerships » Video: Brian Brown's fellow panelist gives insight into Moscow panel's extreme views on homosexuality, marriage » Video: TN man condemns gays with Leviticus billboards; oddly allows local Red Lobsters to remain open » Video: 'Ex-gay' speaker at upcoming ERLC summit equates talking to gay people with talking to cancer patients » GLAAD: Mainstream media is catching on to NOM's broader agenda » FRC's Values Voter Summit puts anti-gay bakers on a marriage panel; so we won, basically » GOP front group NOM raising money for a GOP US Senate  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

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]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails