Uganda's draconian anti-gay law will jail members of the LGBT community for life based on their sexual orientation. People on all ends of the political and religious spectrum have been discussing this legislation passing, and Mark Fiore's latest animation discusses the religious right's response. Below is his introduction and the video titled, "The Anti-Gay Law in Uganda and the Miracle of Denial."
Since Uganda's anti-gay law was signed recently, it's been amusing (and maddening) to watch various religious right characters scurry for cover. When nobody was watching, the holier-than-thou set have been visiting Uganda preaching their extreme anti-gay views. Now that people are appalled at Uganda's life-in-prison-for-homosexuals law, the "evangelical" right-wing preachers are laying low or rewriting history.
The craziest and most complicit in the Ugandan outrage is Scott Lively, a generally-ignored preacher who is a mixture of conspiracy theorist and medicine show huckster. Unfortunately, this sort of message has traction in Uganda and some other parts of the world. This is the guy who thinks the conspiracy behind the Nazis is all about homosexuals. Yikes, how did this guy get so far?
There are plenty of other people who seem slightly less-crazy but have been able to push a strong anti-gay message and/or legislation around the world. It was a depressing lot of research for this week's cartoon, but don't worry, I'll wade through all the muck so you can just watch cartoons. Enjoy, comment and share!