For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”
Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.
Awesome to know religion (in this case Christianity) is such a force for peace, civility and human rights. The best quote is the standard, I’m friends with Group X or know people in Group X how can I be discriminatory towards Group X:
“That’s horrible, absolutely horrible,” he said. “Some of the nicest people I have ever met are gay people.”