God Loves Uganda (Official Trailer)

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With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren't coming from Africa; they're being imported from some of America's largest megachurches.
 

Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the "front lines in a battle for billions of souls" to explain their positions in their own words. Shocking and enlightening, touching and horrifying, God Loves Uganda will leave you questioning just how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know.

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  1. Tax free ‘charity’ organizations using funds to ‘help’ people to be divided, to hate, and even to kill. The tax free status makes this vile export come not just from the churches involved, but from the American government, and therefore, all Americans. There should be a law that all organizations that receive tax free status for charitable work, can only do the work that is needed with no religious or ideological strings attached.

    • In reply to #2 by brianhunt62:

      … There should be a law that all organizations that receive tax free status for charitable work, can only do the work that is needed with no religious or ideological strings attached….

      You are being far too soft, Just shoot all missionaries on sight.

  2. If a modern American preacher riled up his flock to go beat a black man to death, surely he would have broken some law.

    That the lynching occurred in Uganda and the victim was gay, surely are just details.

  3. This is chilling.Are these American evangelicals aware of how easy it is to start a blood bath in Africa?I don’t know about Uganda, but I do know that in SA, ‘kangaroo-courts’ dispense ‘justice’ without the benefit of due process.

    There are a vast number of people in Africa who are ill-educated,if educated at all,a great number of unemployed and restless youth.Here in SA we have had some very ugly incidences of xenophobia.Frustration, anger, resentment, hatred of those who are ‘different’,We certainly do not need these bigots adding fuel to the fire.(On another thread Desmond Tutu spoke out against homophobia after a woman was mercilessly tortured to death)

    These Christian actions are unconscionable and the blood of innocents will be on their heads.Sadly, these loonies actually think that this is good and right.

  4. ” Take over the world “

    ” God wants the righteous to rule “

    These people will take up the sword to impose their self proclaimed agenda and they will find many comrades among the ” moderately ” religious, whether out of conviction or fear, to join the holy war. Uganda is just their beginning.

    I fear the rational will not think opposing this nonsense is worth the fight.

  5. Third world countries see the technological and medical advances of the developed world, and wish to learn from these.
    It should therefore, be no surprise that proselytisers steal the scientists clothes, and pose as educators, in order to sell their rubbish products as part of lying for Jebus!

  6. @OP – With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality.

    God loves Uganda – Here are a selection of extracts of examples of a detailed history:-

    History of Uganda From Wikipedia,

    In succeeding years, supporters of a centralized state vied with those in favor of a loose federation and a strong role for tribally-based local kingdoms. Political maneuvering climaxed in February 1966, when Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the constitution and assumed all government powers, removing the positions of president and vice president. In September 1967, a new constitution proclaimed Uganda a republic, gave the president even greater powers, and abolished the traditional kingdoms.

    On 25 January 1971, Obote’s government was ousted in a military coup led by armed forces commander Idi Amin Dada. Amin declared himself ‘president,’ dissolved the parliament, and amended the constitution to give himself absolute power.

    Idi Amin’s six-year rule produced economic decline, social disintegration, and massive human rights violations. The Acholi and Langi ethnic groups were particular objects of Amin’s political persecution because they had supported Obote and made up a large part of the army. In 1978, the International Commission of Jurists estimated that more than 100,000 Ugandans had been murdered during Amin’s reign of terror; some authorities place the figure as high as 300,000

    The December 1980 elections returned the UPC to power under the leadership of President Milton Obote, with Muwanga serving as vice president. Under Obote, the security forces had one of the world’s worst human rights records. In their efforts to stamp out an insurgency led by Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Army (NRA), they laid waste to a substantial section of the country, especially in the Luwero area north of Kampala.

    Gen. Tito Okello (no relation to Lt. Gen. Olara-Okello), opened negotiations with Museveni’s insurgent forces and pledged to improve respect for human rights, end tribal rivalry, and conduct free and fair elections. In the meantime, massive human rights violations continued as the Okello government carried out a brutal counterinsurgency in an attempt to destroy the NRA’s support.

    In northern areas such as Acholiland, there has been armed resistance against the government since 1986. Acholi based rebel groups include the Uganda People’s Democratic Army and the Holy Spirit Movement. Currently, the only remaining rebel group is the Lord’s Resistance Army headed by Joseph Kony, which has carried out widespread abduction of children to serve as soldiers or sex slaves.

    In 2009, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was proposed and under consideration.[1] It was proposed on 13 October 2009 by Member of Parliament David Bahati and would, if enacted, broaden the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda, including introducing the death penalty for people who have previous convictions, who are HIV-positive, or who engage in sexual acts with those under 18,[2] introducing extradition for those engaging in same-sex sexual relations outside Uganda, and penalising individuals, companies, media organizations, or NGOs who support LGBT rights

    So they have had all this loving care plus American evangies preaching hate!!! (God loves you baby!!!! Isn’t it obvious!! )

  7. I wonder if the leaders of these American megachurches that are fueling these policies could be tried in a world court for crimes against humanity, for instilling hatred that has a direct impact on people’s freedoms and very lives?

    • In reply to #12 by ShesTheBeth:

      I wonder if the leaders of these American megachurches that are fueling these policies could be tried in a world court for crimes against humanity, for instilling hatred that has a direct impact on people’s freedoms and very lives?

      In a just world, maybe.

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