Monday, May 24, 2010

Ugandan anti-gay bill documentary has Scott Lively playing defense

Wednesday night, Current TV’s Vanguard series will be talking about the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill in a documentary that, if it's as powerful as its trailer, needs to be seen, sent to members of Congress, all of the media, lgbt included, and remembered for posterity.

The press release is as follows:


Episode Chronicles Increasing Strength of Anti-Gay Movement in Uganda, and the American Influence on Uganda’s Laws and Attitudes

New Bill Would Increase Penalties Against Homosexuality, Make Homosexuality Punishable by Imprisonment or Death

LOS ANGELES – May 21, 2010 — The fourth season of Current TV’s Vanguard continues with “Missionaries of Hate,” premiering Wednesday, May 26 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda to delve into reasons behind the increasing strength of anti-gay sentiment spreading throughout the country, which prompted the creation of a proposed law that would severely increase penalties against homosexuality, making the practice punishable by imprisonment or death.

“Missionaries of Hate” explores the impact American Evangelicals have had on the movement, and features exclusive video of American Evangelical Lou Engle’s visit to Uganda on May 2 to support the major backers of the proposed legislation. Mariana van Zeller also interviews Pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the most famous religious leaders in Uganda and an anti-gay crusader, whose preaching methods include showing gay pornography in church. She also talks to Ugandan citizens (both gay and straight) about their feelings on homosexuality, the new proposed law, and the effect it will have on their lives.

It hasn't even aired yet and there is already speculation that it has Scott Lively, one of the people who led Uganda to consider this awful bill, trying to push up a defense. The following is from his webpage:


I’m looking for a good Christian media source to interview me on film on the Uganda issue for posting online. I intend to get off defense and counter-attack the false witnesses with hard facts about Uganda and the dishonest way the media has addressed the story. Please forward this to any pro-family journalists you know and ask them to contact me at

Personally  I want to see who takes up his request.

Based upon his past actions, I'm  curious to see who fits his definition of the word "pro-family."

Big hat tips to Truth Wins Out and Professor Warren Throckmorton.

Related posts:

UK Times: Anti-gay laws in Africa are because of anti-gay Americans

Scott Lively demonstrates how to throw gasoline on an anti-gay brush fire

Scott Lively advocated 'criminalizing homosexuality' as far back as 2007

More proof that Scott Lively knew exactly what he was doing in Uganda

Scott Lively practiced 'pink-baiting' in Uganda

'I would kill a gay son'

Martin Ssempa claims to be misunderstood
'Kill the gays' bill supporter reduced to showing gay porn in church

Martin Ssempa talks about 'poop' to demonize lgbts

World Net Daily writer evokes Martin Luther King, Jr. in support of Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill

Rachel Maddow annihiliates 'ex-gay' Richard Cohen over Uganda bill

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