In March 2009, three American extremists flew to Uganda’s capital city of Kampala to be featured speakers at a three-day training seminar focused on the “homosexual machinery wreaking havoc on individuals, families and society.” Attendees, including Ugandan teachers, pastors and parents, were bombarded with provocative lectures, slide shows and glossy materials that offered advice on how to fight the “gay agenda” and “cure” gay people from their sexual orientation....
U.S. extremists are purposefully stoking the flames of homophobia in Uganda and inciting human rights abuses. In contrast, the U.S. government should stand up for justice and let Uganda know that any law that curtails basic human rights is wrong, that arresting people because of whom they are perceived to love is a crime, and that inducing violence and hatred is never a solution for resolving social conflict.
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No wonder I know increasing numbers of decent clergy who are avoiding the term "Christian" with which to identify themselves, due to the hateful rhetoric that emanates from the mouths of all too many professing "Christian" clergy, and their blind followers, who have so perverted the Gospel of grace, and Christianity itself, that it is a profound embarrassment to be considered to be associated with them and their ilk.
Those who preach hate, and even export that hate, are often pathological people with hate as their agenda, and they use Gay people as their vehicle and whipping boy to externalize that pathology. Christians are not haters! Followers of Jesus do not preach hate or in any way demean or discriminate against other people!
"Christianity" is synonymous with "love," and every Sunday School or Sabbath School child knows this fact!
Many people with emotional and/or sexual pathology may well feel the need to teach and preach that hate (often in the name of "love") to externalize those demons. It doesn't work, of course, and that's why some feel the need to unceasingly reiterate their ignorant and/or hateful rhetoric, even from pulpits, and even expand the markets for that hate, even if it means going to other countries to do it.
Even exporting that hate, although often salutary to them in the short-run, usually does not ease their psyches in the long-run. That is why so many of them have to keep vilifying the targets that they view as "safe" to persecute until either those emotional and/or sexual demons are healthfully controlled, or another minority group is found that they feel is "safe" to persecute should their target group no longer be one that is viewed as a socially acceptable one to persecute.