Missionaries of Hate
Mariana van Zeller travels correspondent in Uganda, where many wonder if the growing influence of American religious groups has led to a movement to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.
As it spreads anti-gay movement across the continent, Africans, homosexuals and their families face an increasingly uncertain future of isolation, imprisonment or execution, even.
The film makes it much easier to understand why the Ugandan general public is so eager to send inmates to the jail. If the most important spiritual leader in his community made it his life’s purpose to convince you that there are people who come to eat their own excrement and hire your children, you would be against them. They only hear one side of the story and the source of your information is truly outrageous.
Although leaders of Uganda are deeply offended by the idea, the facts show that American evangelists have definitely played a central role in defining the nation’s hard-line against sexual minorities. The documentary focuses on American evangelist Dr. Scott Lively, who is widely credited with the installation of the dominant idea that homosexuals are children.
When asked if he condemned the legislation, Lively says that condemns the death penalty aspects of the bill, but overall the bill is a “lesser evil” compared to the prospect of American gay activists Uganda not what they have done to the United States.Missionaries of Hate,