Read Kapya Kaoma's report here:
[snip] The unsuspecting audience heard (Scott) Lively promote his book, The Pink Swastika, and his argument that not only are gays seeking to take over the world, but they also threaten society by causing higher rates of divorce, child abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Legalizing homosexuality is on par with accepting "molestation of children or having sex with animals," he said.
As Lively puts it, LGBT issues cannot be considered human rights issues. "The people coming to Africa now and advancing the idea that human rights serves the homosexual interests are absolutely wrong," he said. "Many of them are outright liars and they are manipulating history; they are manipulating facts in order to push their political agenda."
Lively even tarred abortion rights as "a product of the gay philosophy" meant to promote sexual promiscuity in order to "destroy the family." In sum, he warned, U.S. homosexuals are out to recruit young people into homosexual lifestyles so they must be stopped.
Read the whole, shocking, disturbing report here.
Public Research Associates (PRA) is an independent, nonprofit, progressive research center for activists defending democracy, building equality, and challenging bigotry and oppression promoted by sectors of the Political Right.
Tonight, Rev. Kapya Kaoma, PRA Project Director will be on CNN International and MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss Uganda's anti-homosexuality legislation and the U.S. Right's involvement.
Kaoma, who authored the recently released report Globalizing the Culture Wars: U.S. Conservatives, African Churches, and Homophobia, shows how conservative U.S. evangelicals - like Pastor Rick Warren - mobilize African clerics in U.S. culture war battles over gay rights. Their promotion of an antigay agenda in Africa has led to increased criminalization of homosexuality, and the denial of human rights for LGBT people.