Vanguard extra: David Bahati says American evangelicals secretly agree with Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Mariana van Zeller posted some extended footage of interviews conducted for the documentary, Missionaries of Hate. Here is her description of this interview with David Bahati:

An exclusive, extended interview with David Bahati, the Ugandan member of parliament who introduced the anti-gay bill calling for use of the death penalty. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller asks Bahati about his reaction to President Obama’s and Rev. Rick Warren’s condemnation of the bill, how he would respond if had a gay family member, and his belief that Uganda may have been chosen by God to fight this “spiritual battle.”

I was struck by Bahati’s confidence that American evangelicals secretly agree with his bill and his approach. He expresses the view that the opposition hereĀ is not genuine because American evangelicals are telling him privately to continue with his approach.

I want to know, who are these evangelicals? Who is lying? He is saying clearly that some people who are publicly opposing the bill are secretly telling them they favor it. It is jarring for a man to invoke God while at the same time say that his supporters in America are lying to the public. Fess up, name names, who is playing to the crowds?

4 thoughts on “Vanguard extra: David Bahati says American evangelicals secretly agree with Anti-Homosexuality Bill”

  1. Rbecca,

    May be it’s time to realize that when we seek God’s will sometimes (though we may claim to have found it) we have missed the mark and succumbed to our own wills once again.


    Stop claiming we know God’s will for others.

  2. You are right Mary. It’s time for the moderates of all faiths to step forward and deal with their extreme elements. Then we could all live in peace.

  3. Even the biblically inclined are not all terrorists or extremists to the point of imposing their will onto others. It is scarey though to watch so called christians calling for the death of another person.

  4. This whole thing is scary. If this does proceed the ‘fundies’ will take that as a catalyst and be pushing even harder in ‘western’ nations.

    I’m coming to the conclusion that the world is getting closer to a religious war, not between differing religions but between religions and reason.

    As the world becomes more alert to the terrorist acts perpetrated by some religions, people are waking up and becoming more aware of the various influences the more ‘mainstream’ religions are continuously attempting to have on society and politics.

    Thus the rise of ‘new-atheism’ and the higher profiles of people such as Dawkins and Hitchens. Even down to people like myself now actively participating in the blogosphere to rail against the biblically inclined.

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