Documentary ties US evangelicals to Uganda's anti-gay bill
The influence of US evangelical Christians on Uganda's anti-gay bill has been well-documented, but Current TV has captured the issue in a new 40+ minute film.
The four-part series, Missionaries of Hate, is online now. Watch the first part below, or go here to watch them all. (Note: it seems Current TV is having server troubles. If you can't see the video player below, try watching directly on current.com). UPDATE 2/14: Current TV no longer provides this footage.
Earlier this year, Xtra freelance reporter Kaj Hasselriis wrote a series of articles about gay life in Uganda.
What's the status of the anti-gay bill? It's still unclear, but on May 8, The New York Times reported that a Ugandan committee recommended the anti-gay bill be withdrawn. The committee's chairman said he expected Parliament to vote down the bill "within weeks," reported the NYT.
Still, US evangelical Scott Lively is pushing for Uganda's anti-gay bill to be passed with slight modifications. On May 2, another US evangelical, Lou Engle, spoke at a massive anti-gay rally in Kampala, Uganda.