Funding stopped for anti-gay religious group pending investigation

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The minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency which has been giving funding to an evangelical organization that describes homosexuality as a “perversion” and a “sin,” said Sunday no further payments will be made until officials review the organization.

“I have asked officials to review this organization before further payments are made,” tweeted Julian Fantino, International Cooperation Minister.

The group was receiving funding from the government of Canada for its work in Uganda, where gays and lesbians face severe threats.

The federal government has denounced virulent homophobia in that East African country and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has condemned plans for an anti-gay bill that could potentially include the death penalty for homosexuals.

Nevertheless, the federal government has been providing $544,813 in funding for Crossroads Christian Communications — an Ontario-based evangelical group that produces television programming — to help dig wells, build latrines and promote hygiene awareness in Uganda through 2014.

Until Tuesday, the organization’s website carried a list of “sexual sins” deemed to be “perversion”: “Turning from the true and/or proper purpose of sexual intercourse; misusing or abusing it, such as in pedophilia, homosexuality and lesbianism, sadism, masochism, transvestism, and bestiality.”

Lower down the page, the group asks sinners to “repent.”

“God cares too much for you (and all of His children) to leave such tampering and spiritual abuse unpunished,” according to the group’s website.

Written By: The Canadian Press
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Christians – spreading joy, peace, and prosperity around the world since the middle ages…oh, wait – I meant “death”, “cultural destruction”, and “poverty”.

    These evangelical groups should be prosecuted by every nation for hate crimes and genocide.

  2. In reply to #1 by Jon Snow:

    Just a puissant review…jail the murdering fuckers…shame on the idiots for funding them in the first place!

    It’s a step forward. The first step is always the hardest Get behind it and help the momentum build.

  3. “God cares too much for you (and all of His children) to leave such tampering and spiritual abuse unpunished,” according to the group’s website.>

    So if you do any of the naughty things I will burn the flesh off you for all eternity to show my infinite mercy!

  4. What the fuck does ‘repent’ mean anyway? And what exactly is a ‘sin’? Unless you subscribe to that particular brand or religion or belief then it means absolutely nothing. Empty, meaningless words. Their whole platform is built on hate so why were they ever funded in the first place?

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