Uganda, Ground Zero for the Anti-Gay Wars; Interview with Jeff Sharlet

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 09/09/2010

In Uganda an anti-homosexual bill has been poised to pass in Parliament. The bill would execute a gay person for engaging in repeated homosexual acts. It would put anyone in jail for 3 years for failure to report suspicions of homosexuality to the Police. Learn how American, political and religious leaders are behind this Ugandan movement. Author and journalist Jeff Sharlet, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund. He’ll talk about his article in the September issue of  Harper's Magazine, Straight Man’s Burden: The American Roots of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Persecutions. Find out which American Senators are behind this movement on behalf of the shadow religous group The Family. Also known as The Fellowship, this organization, and their agenda are a focus of Jeff Sharlet's new book C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy.

 

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