Sunday, October 02, 2011

Missionaries of Hate: American Evangelicals Spread Gay Hate in Uganda: Updated

3rd update: I had the misfortune a few nights ago, to watch this forty five minute testament to homophobia and hate. And make no mistake, that's exactly what it was, pure hate.

Such hatred that can only be found in the ignorant and backward, especially when the flames for such hatred are fanned by the equally ignorant and backward Evangelical Christian missionaries of America. Who incidentally, don't have a Christian bone in their bodies, whatever one of those might be; Christian bones, not bodies.

I don't want to delve into all the talking points that the documentary raised, but I will make mention of one thing. Towards the end of the documentary, film maker Mariana Van Zeller, asks Scott Lively, Why Uganda? His reply was the usual blah blah, albeit said somewhat sheepishly, picking up on Van Zeller's implied but unasked question.

It doesn't take a great leap of faith to disregard Lively's blah blah, and come up with the answer that Uganda, complete with its ignorant and backward Christian sheep, was that just like the fertile soil of the country itself, so too were its adherents of the Christian faith, equally fertile, where the seeds of homophobia and hatred, once planted, flourish at an alarming rate.

It is without doubt, that Uganda and its people are ignorant and backward. Why else would such stories as these be so easily sourced on the Net?

Witch-doctors reveal extent of child sacrifice in Uganda BBC 15m clip. (Grisly)

Witchdoctors Arrested After Decapitated Woman Found

Uganda - Child Sacrifice Scourge - Witchcraft

Experience tells us that we can never look to these men of God for the truth, for to expect the truth would be too anomalous from people whose whole life is spent living a lie. But perhaps if there were to have be any element of truth in Scott Lively's reply to the question, why Uganda he might have said: Because its so ripe for the picking, or alternatively, I just love shooting fish in a barrel.

I had wanted to bring you an embedded version of the film, by uploading the download I have to Youtube. but for reasons I won't bore you with, the clip has given me all kinds of problems.

The documentary itself, Missionaries of Hate, is quite a rare bit of film online, however I managed to track down a stream in three parts that can be viewed here. Alas, and for a change from some of my recommendations, where I carry the disclaimer ''UK only I'm afraid'' this is the complete opposite, and for copyright reasons is unavailable in the UK.

Perhaps someone outside the UK would click the link and please let me know if it can be viewed at all. It is available however for download at the link below. One link on the blog and another in the comments section, and both links good.

Another clip that gave me problems, was the four minutes of film from Orwell's 1984, depicting the Two Minutes Hate, did you get that? But for entirely different reasons than mentioned previously. Those problems in the form of, and pray forgive my slipping into a bit of West Cork vernacular, because sometimes nothing else seems to fit the bill as describing the two people that uploaded the clip to Youtube, as miserated. Choosing as they both did to disable the embedded feature, it's not as though they made the thing is it? Even an appeal by me for one individual to enable the embedded falling on stony ground. As I say, miserated.

No harm, where there's a will there's solicitor as they say, I captured the thing and then re-upped it to Youtube, embedded enabled, and it can be viewed below.

Why I felt the Two Minutes so important to the post, is that viewed in conjunction with certain parts of Missionaries of Hate, it becomes a bit of a job to differentiate between the two. The only difference being, one is fiction, and the other ain't.

I shall include a few pictures of the main players at the bottom of the page. I do this in order to get the best out of the post, explained here, (Japanese Embassies Around The World) but an online gallery of Uganda's Righteous Rogues, can be found here.



1st update: This is becoming an ever increasingly topical subject. I shall try and find a few links on the morrow.


2nd update: Here you go, Rachel Maddow has it all in eight minutes, the murder of gay activist, David Kato, inspired no doubt by, Scott Lively, Richard Cohen and ''The Family.''

The word ''Family'' in any US organisation, being a euphemism for a Jesus loving LGBT hate group.

Previous: Michele Bachmann and The Rise of Neo Nazi Candidates

Missionaries of Hate (2010)

Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda, where many question whether the growing influence of American religious groups has led to a movement to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.

As an anti-gay movement spreads across the continent, gay Africans and their families face an increasingly uncertain future of isolation, imprisonment or even execution.

The film makes it much easier to understand why the general Ugandan public is so eager to send their peers to jail. If the most prominent spiritual leader in your community made it his life purpose to convince you that there were people coming to eat your poop and recruit your children, you would be against them too. They are only hearing one side of the story and it is the origin of their information that is truly infuriating.

Although Ugandan leaders are deeply offended by the notion, the facts definitively show that American evangelists have 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 installing the dominant notion that homosexuals are after your children.

When asked if he condemns the legislation, Lively says that he condemns the death penalty aspects of the bill, but that overall the bill is a “lesser of two evils” compared to the prospect of having American gay activists do to Uganda what they have done to America.

Visit for streaming or download links and trailer. Or just visit the most remarkable activist site you are ever likely to come across.

Somebody beat me to this one, saved me a job at least.


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

They are such loves aren't they? The country is going broke and falling apart. The planet is melting and being poisoned, and their biggest concern is faggy faggery.

I did a Homer with this post, asking folk to click through the ''viewed here'' to access the video.

A link I am embarrassed to say, I have only this minute put in place. Could you click through it for me please to see if the video is available, because I have no way of knowing whether it is from inside the UK.


Anonymous said...

not sure if I've understood right (I'm not very technical), but do you mean your "viewed here" link (Missionaries of Hate, part 1/5). If so, it can be viewed.
(probably nothing new to you)

Himself said...

Yes that's the one, it takes you to a website, then try to play the clip. which I think takes you to youtube. It should play for you, being outside the UK.

The other I will look at later, going out shortly.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, it's funny, i've made a blog post about this subject and i would really appreciate if you just take a look at it. If it's not asking to much just take a quick look at it i would be really grateful. I think it's really important for the world to be aware of whats happening to gay people in Uganda! Thank you! :)

Himself said...

Thank you for the invite and the read.

I do hope you don't mind me saying, but if you want to achieve any credibility as a writer. you must look to your grammar and presentation.

But today i want to focus on what i think

But today I want to focus on what I think

It may not seem all that important to you, but it is terribly important, it detracts the reader from the message in the text.

If you can't be bothered to present it correctly, I can't be bothered to read it sort of thing.

You have not written enough that it is not too late to spend a few minutes rectifying that what you have already penned.

Otherwise, good stuff, drive on!

Melhor da sorte.


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Thank you, I will send it to herself above.

Himself said...

Maren, might I ask you to go to this link please and tell me if you see a row of photo's under the first video, or a row of black images.


Anonymous said...

Hi Himself, I see a row of black images with a white triangle and a white exclamation mark (12x). Some kind of blackout.

(first video)
"The truth is though I'm glad I'm not vice president. I'm glad because I would not know what to do with all that free time." (Sarah Palin)

Any resemblance to Britney Spears is pure coincidence.

Kind regards,

Himself said...

Thanks Maren.

As I have since explained on the post, it's a Blogger/Picasa issue.


Anonymous said...

"Himself", i appreciate the tip, i'll try to improve my grammar skills! :)

Obrigado :)

Himself said...

The world is a global village these days and you will find people very understanding and forgiving, and will always consider that your first language might not English, but...

But i is not really forgiveable, it's not a text message you are sending, it's you, that part of you that you are presenting to the world.

I not i.

Bless you. I don't do God.

Himself said...

Anonymous said...

We're allowed to grow our own plants, max. 5. I have a wild and wonderful garden. H

Himself said...
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Himself said...

WE is a typo.