We love this interview with God Loves Uganda’s director Roger Ross Williams for the Catskill Mountains Film Festival!
God Loves Uganda’s film director Roger Ross Williams blames American and Ugandan religious leaders for anti-gay violence in his country. He described to the fifth annual Women in the World audience that he has been in churches in Uganda where pastors hold up the bible and say, “This book says these people have to be killed” referring to gays and lesbians.
Watch the full video below.
Yahoo!’s news page opened with God Loves Uganda this Friday! Yahoo!/ABC’s webcast Top Line focused in on the film, asking: “Are American Evangelicals to blame for a surge of anti-gay sentiment and violence in Uganda?”
Roger Ross Williams, the director of the new documentary “God Loves Uganda,” told “Top Line” that American Evangelical missionaries are contributing to a raging culture war over homosexuality in Uganda, where just a few years ago a law was proposed that prescribes the death penalty for certain homosexual acts. “All the Evangelicals I followed told me they feel like they’ve lost the culture war here in America as marriage equality has passed state by state, the recent Supreme Court rulings, but they are winning in the global South and especially in Africa and Uganda,” Williams said.
Williams’ documentary looks specifically at the prominent ministry in Uganda by the American Evangelical group known as the International House of Prayer (IHOP). “They don’t do any humanitarian work,” Williams said. “They don’t build schools or hospitals or help people. … It’s a numbers game, convert souls, and that’s it.”
Watch and read the great interview on Yahoo!/ABC’s webcast Top Line (plus a fierce debate in the 6,648+ comments!).
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