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Sundance: Holding the Christian Right accountable

by on January 25, 2013

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, the first African-American to win an Oscar for directing and producing a film, is adding to the buzz of his documentary “God Loves Uganda” with an Op-Doc video on The New York Times website. Williams writes:

The American evangelical movement in Africa does valuable work in helping the poor. But as you’ll see in this Op-Doc video, some of their efforts and money feed a dangerous ideology that seeks to demonize L.G.B.T. people and intensifies religious rhetoric until it results in violence. It is important for American congregations to hold their churches accountable for what their money does in Africa.

The “dangerous ideology” he refers to is the imposition of Biblical law in Africa that includes undermining condom programs to fight HIV in favor of abstinence and the criminalization of homosexuality. We posted a review of “God Loves Uganda” here.

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