Africa / Americas

Researcher: Museveni outsmarted US LGBTQ activists

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni seems to have outsmarted U.S. gay rights activists by arranging for a temporary lull in his country’s war on LGBT people, says the Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, the Zambian native who analyzes African LGBT controversies for Political Research Associates in Massachusetts. On Aug. 5, Kaoma wrote, “Now, at the U.S. Africa … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

‘God Loves Uganda’ on TV, DVD today in U.S., Canada

The award-winning documentary “God Loves Uganda” will be shown nationwide in the United States tonight  on PBS stations as part of the show “Independent Lens.” The 83-minute documentary  looks at the role played by American missionaries in shaping views on social issues, especially homosexuality, in the East African nation. describes the 2013  film as “a … Continue reading


Why African leaders attack gays; is gay genocide next?

In this chilling excerpt from a longer article, the Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, a human rights researcher and Anglican priest from Zambia, discusses the reasons for diatribes against LGBT people by African leaders such as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: Gay people are “worse than pigs and … Continue reading

Africa / Faith and religion / Uncategorized

Rewriting the anti-gay history of Rick Warren in Uganda

Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback megachurch, traveled to Uganda in 2008 and declared that homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus is not a human right. The next year, the anti-gay bill that became this year’s  Anti-Homosexuality Law was first introduced in Uganda’s parliament. In this commentary, Eric Ethington, communication director … Continue reading


Uganda: Canny political ploy sets stage for gay deaths

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates in Massachusetts, discusses the politics of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law and the need to protect LGBT people from its consequences. By THE REV. CANON KAPYA KAOMA “Scandal,” “Exposed” and “200 Top Homos” are some of the headlines in … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary

Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s to be done now. He warns that some LGBT advocates’ calls for countries to cut … Continue reading

Commentary / Faith and religion

Strategy: Let’s stop simply preaching to the gay choir

Excerpt from a commentary by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle in Yaounde, Cameroon: There are three of us visiting Cameroon this week as part of an invited delegation to support a local LGBT AIDS organization called CAMFAIDS. Their executive director, Eric Lembembe, was brutally murdered last summer and the gay media spyglass or our straight … Continue reading


Prediction: Here’s why Museveni will sign anti-gay bill

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest and a project director at Political Research Associates, wrote this commentary about the influence of Russian homophobia on Africa and what to expect with regard to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. A native of Zambia, Kaoma wrote  the reports Colonizing African Values and Globalizing the Culture Wars. … Continue reading


U.S. rights advocates reject African-style quest for rights

American human rights advocates have undercut the work of their African counterparts by insisting on Western-style advocacy of gay rights from African supporters of human rights for all, says a group of prominent religious leaders and human-rights activists, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The issue arose this summer when Dartmouth College in New … Continue reading