This makes me really, really angry.
It’s been going on for some time now, and I first blogged about it here. White evangelicals in the United States realize that the local fight against homosexuality is lost. They are now turning to places like Uganda where low levels of education and high levels of superstitious belief provide them fertile ground for their hateful ideas.
Look at the unashamed glee in the eyes of Lou Engle, senior leader at the International House of Prayer, in this New York Times video (a subscription may be necessary, I apologize). “The west has been in a decline. I think Africa is the fire pot of spiritual renewal and revival. It’s very exciting to me”, says Engle.
That’s right. Americans aren’t putting up with your crap anymore, so you’re going to peddle it elsewhere.
I may not be black, but I do consider myself to be African. And I only have one thing to say to people like Engle: Get your grubby hands and your backward religious ideas off my continent.