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Christian Right Leader Lauds Uganda Dictator as 'Kill the Gays' Bill Is Revived

Tony Perkins goes out of his way to ensure that the Family Research Council deserves its hate-group designation.

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Just so we’re clear: Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council are heaping approval on Museveni’s bid to defy “the West” on “traditional values,” eliminate “sexual immorality,” and rule Uganda according to biblical law, and they’re quoting Scott Lively on the superiority of Museveni’s Christian leadership. But that does not imply anything about FRC’s preferences on the safety and equality of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. Got it.

 

Cynthia Burack is professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University and the author of Sin, Sex, and Democracy: Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right (SUNY)