Missionaries of Hate: US evangelicals in Uganda – recycled homophobia

Harvey Milk goes to Uganda is an hour length Current TV documentary which investigates the role of Christian fundamentalists in Uganda and the United States in the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill. What is interesting about the film are the similarities in the arguments put forward by Ugandans and those put forward in the US against Harvey Milk’s campaign some 30 years ago.

“I was shocked the other day when I was watching this American movie ‘Milk,’” said Sylvia Tamale, dean of law at Makerere University in Uganda, referring to Gus Van Sant’s 2008 biopic. “I was shocked to see that the arguments put forward by the proponents of anti-homosexuality sentiments were exactly the same, almost word for word. These arguments are not new at all that Ugandans are using to justify the anti-homosexuality bill.”

Continue reading and the video is available to watch on Current TV tonight at 10pm US CT

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