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Supporters of Mitt Romney Are Pushing Ultra-Conservative Christian Agendas in Africa That Criminalize Gays and Threaten Women's Health

Jay and Jordan Sekulow are only the most recent Christian Right figures who manage to maintain credible reputations in the United States while taking actions overseas that would not be acceptable at home.

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[v]ACLJ Special Operations Unit: Zimbabwe, June 23, 2010. http://aclj.org/aclj/african-centre-for-law-justice---zimbabwe-update-

[vi] Rebuilding in the Spirit,” Christian Broadcasting Network, n.d. http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/vod/GTH247v2_WS

[vii] Sarah Posner, “Pat Robertson’s Women Warriors Leading Spiritual Warfare In Zimbabwe,” Religion Dispatches, August 1,2010.   http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/sexandgender/3056/pat_robertso... see ACLJ Special Operations Unit: Zimbabwe post from March 30, 2009. http://www.facebook.com/notes/american-center-for-law-and-justice/aclj-special-operations-unit-zimbabwe/64981584447?comment_id=1220426

[ix] Evelyn Lirri, “Uganda: Gay Row - U.S. Pastor Supports Country On Boycott,” The Monitor, March 29, 2008. http://allafrica.com/stories/200803281265.html

[x] “Political Research Associates Calls on Rick Warren to Denounce Proposed Antigay Law in Uganda,” Political Research Associates, October 29, 2009. http://www.publiceye.org/press/view-press.php?ID=23

[xi] PRA interview with East African Center for Law and Justice director Joy B. Mdivo, Kenya, September 15, 2011.

[xii] “Kenyans to Vote on Abortion Clause,” Christian Broadcasting Network, August 4, 2010. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/August/Kenyans-to-Vote-on-Abortion-Clause/

[xiii] Kevin J. Kelly, “US Dollars Fueling Church Campaign,” The Daily Nation, May 1, 2010. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/US+dollars+fuelling+Church+campaign+/-/1064/910432/-/item/2/-/13516yjz/-/index.html . Also see his interview on Christian Broadcasting Network, . Kenyans to Vote on Abortion Clause, August 4, 2010. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/August/Kenyans-to-Vote-on-Abortion-Clause/

[xiv] PRA interview with East African Center for Law and Justice director Joy B. Mdivo, Kenya, September 15, 2011.

 

Kapya Kaoma is an ordained Anglican with a particular interest in human rights, ecological ethics and mission. A former dean of St. John’s Cathedral and lecturer at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe and academic dean of St. John’s Anglican Seminary in Kitwe, Zambia, Dr. Kaoma produced a report entitled “Globalizing the Culture Wars: U.S. Conservatives, African Churches, and Homophobia” that prompted invitations to testify before the United States Congress and the United Nations.

 
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