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

‘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. IMDB.com describes the 2013  film as “a … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

U.S. lets LGBTs abroad die of neglect as it OKs rights at home

It was only a year ago that the vintage convertible carrying Global Grand Marshal Bishop Christopher Senyonjo rolled down Market Street in San Francisco to the cheers of a million well-wishers at San Francisco Pride. Our theme “Global Equality” won the competition to name Pride’s theme last year. At 80, though rejected by his Anglican … Continue reading