Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

How the land of ‘One Love’ became anti gay love

Roger Ross Williams recently called me about a dilemma. The talented and award-winning African-American director of “God Loves Uganda” was being conferred with an honorary Ph.D. by his hometown university, Lafayette College.  This was for his ground-breaking work exposing the link between American religious fundamentalists and the wave of anti-gay hate sweeping Africa. As usual, … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Plea for Jamaican LGBT rights now that ‘gay cure’ lie is past

Jamaican LGBT activist Angeline Jackson contributed this commentary about Exodus International and Jamaica’s anti-gay movement.  Jackson is convenor of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica , which works with both young and aging lesbians, bisexuals, and other women who have sex with women. Editing is by Hilaire Sobers and Colin Stewart. For almost 40 years Exodus International lied … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

‘Gay-cure’ group apologizes, quits, but will it repair damage?

Yesterday, the largest and oldest “gay-cure” group, Exodus International, issued a public apology for their bogus therapy and the immeasurable harm it caused to millions of LGBT worldwide. Today they announced that after 37 years of damaging the lives of LGBT, they have decided to shut down. Last year Dennis Jernigan, the former Vice-Chair of … Continue reading