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At Last, Brave American Evangelist Lou Engle Takes to Uganda to Commend Backers of ‘Kill The Gays’

While Rick Warren and Joyce Meyer have come out (after much cajoling) against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Lou Engle is standing strong. The Kansas City pastor spent Sunday afternoon at Makerere University in Kampala, rallying locals against corruption, witchcraft, and The Gay.

Founder of TheCall, Engle is friends (or at least handshake friends) with Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. He’s a vocal Prop 8 supporter and played games during Maine’s marriage fight. He’s also a firm believer that gay people are possessed by demons. But are the they the same demons that allow people like Engle to speak out of both sides of their mouths?

Before arriving here last week, Mr. Engle came out with a statement condemning the harsh penalties proposed in the bill, and said that his ministry could not support it. But when he took the stage late on Sunday afternoon, with Ugandan politicians and pastors looking on, he praised the country’s “courage” and “righteousness” in promoting the bill.

“NGOs, the U.N., Unicef, they are all coming in here and promoting an agenda,” Mr. Engle said, referring to nongovernmental organizations. “Today, America is losing its religious freedom. We are trying to restrain an agenda that is sweeping through the education system. Uganda has become ground zero.”

And look at Engle’s VIP guests!

The bill’s sponsor, David Bahati, who attended Sunday’s service, said in an interview that it was likely that some of its harsher provisions, including the death penalty, would be taken out before its passage, which he said he expected soon. But, he said, the goal of the bill would remain the same. The turnout for the free prayer service, and the support from Mr. Engle, were a good sign, Mr. Bahati said.

Moments after Mr. Engle and his entourage filed off of the athletic grounds, Uganda’s minister of ethics, James Buturo, another of the bill’s supporters, came on stage and told those assembled: “These are desperate times, but we will not accept intimidation. It is our business to do what God wants. Pray for Bahati, and pray for the bill.” And then the rains came.

[NYT]

By:           editor editor
On:           May 3, 2010
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  • 11 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      KAMPALA, Uganda — As storm clouds brewed in the near distance, about 1,300 people gathered at the grassy Makerere University sports grounds here for a special Sunday afternoon rally and prayer service that, its organizers said, was to discuss homosexuality, witchcraft, corruption and the fear of violence leading up to the country’s presidential election next year……………. And then the rains came.

      Maybe God is trying to send these scumbags a message……..

      May 3, 2010 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lamar
      Lamar

      I definitely agree with the death penalty … for fuckers like Engle and Bahiti. What men do in bed has no effect on him so he should just save his energy.

      May 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      yes it’s us horrible gays ruining everything in Uganda. Not their own stupidity or lack of effort that keeps them starving, uneducated and sacrificing babies

      May 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      It’d be really nice to meet this guy in person. Preferably on an ally late at night. They’re advocating death and “an eye for an eye” seems to be the best approach with them. It’s unreal the LGBT community can only sit back and watch this crap unfold.

      May 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Michael: forget him. It’s the uneducated niggers who are the problem.

      May 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • a
      a

      @ousslander: firstly, watch your mouth.

      next, so you say its the uneducated ugandans who are the problem? thus you make a distinction between the uneducated ones and the educated ones, and the problem is with the uneducated. so how can this logic be reconciled with the white pastor from the mid western united states teaching them about “the evils of homosexuality”.

      i really hope you respond to this.

      ps you are a disgrace to all of us who have been marginalized.

      May 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu
      Aaron in Honolulu

      @ousslander: What disgusting language… You are just as bad as the people who discriminate against you.

      May 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @ousslander:

      I’ve read some of your posts in the past, and they all espouse conservative views. This comment shows you for who you are, nothing but a piece of shit.

      May 4, 2010 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      @tjr101: First off, the second comment was not from me but someone using my name. In any of the those earlier comments have I ever used nigger to describes blacks? No.

      To the idiot using my name, grow a pair of balls and use your own. I know you’re trying to make me look bad but like they say I can do bad all on my own.

      May 4, 2010 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      @a: both the ugandans and the white pastor are complete idiots for their thinking on this and probably a lot of other subjects, too.

      How is that marginalizing anybody? They both are at eqaul fault. Unless you believe Africans are ifantile and are so easily swayed by anyone black or white.

      Again do not confuse me with that imposter.

      May 4, 2010 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • a
      a

      equal fault? how cant they be at equal fault when the white pastor is espousing his views and using the church (and its money) to persuade people to kill gays. of course the ugandans who support this bill and who are extremely homophobic are at fault. but when one institution or man representing a very wealthy institution goes into a poor country and uses his financial and white privilege to lobby the government to pass a kill the gays bill he is definitely more harmful than a deeply religious ugandan with homophobic views who has no power to enact legislation that would commit acts of genocide.

      May 4, 2010 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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