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Ever heard of the “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda? 'God Loves Uganda' recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
A powerful exploration of the way some missionaries work to import America's Christian Right's values, including anti-gay ones, to change African culture.
A documentary Roger Ross Williams.

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Comment by Gender Bent on February 24, 2014 at 1:25pm

Hi guys, we've just posted about this topic here: http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/feature-21-varieties-of-trad...

Comment by Mamadoc on January 29, 2013 at 5:29pm

Mulatto, what influence would you say Islam has on Africa & the beliefs in homosexuality? Would you say that the Arabs have had the same influence on African culture?

Comment by Mamadoc on January 29, 2013 at 4:03pm

I'm not insulted and always ready to learn. Just going from either personal accounts from close friends living there, autobiographies, speakers & documentaries that I've taken in over the years. I actually just finished one book called "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali whose decision to speak out against what she has witnessed & experienced growing up muslim has caused her life to be threatened.

 

Would you perhaps pass on the names of some of the books or documentaries or articles where your information is derived from.

Comment by Mulatto4Metal on January 29, 2013 at 3:49pm

@MAMADOC. I'm not trying to insult you or anything of the like, but that is a HUGE misconception. Just like any other civilization that ever existed, Africa has had many periods, within many places, where homosexuality was quite acceptable and even somewhat of a norm. It was only after the beginning of colonial slavery did a negative emphasis start to be placed on homosexuality in Africa, slavery in Africa was accompanied by the Judea-Christian religion, which was very effective at suppressing much of African culture, just as it does with anyother. And even to this day, that negative Christian-based emphasis still holds much sway on much of the black race in general, which makes me very sad. :(

Comment by Mamadoc on January 23, 2013 at 12:30pm

The teaser doesn't do much to tease me but the description does make me curious. There are already plenty of religions borne in Africa that are anti-gay so I'm wondering just how much outsiders are changing "African culture" in this regard. It might be ignorance on my part but I honestly thought that most "African culture" was anti-gay.

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on January 23, 2013 at 10:58am

 Hunh?  "...campaign to change Africann culture with values imported from America's Christian Right"?  Sounds like normal imperialist business as usual by exploitative European powers.

I trust this is a critical exam of this movement.  I certain don't support gay oppression but I don't think more religious brainwashing is what Uganda or any country needs now. 

Got my attention, I am interested in what this film is truly saying.


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