Kapya Kaoma

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

On Friday, Andy Kroll at Mother Jones reported on Jay Sekulow and Jordan Sekulow, the father-son team leading the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), high-profile social conservatives and advisors and supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, working to overcome the candidate’s enthusiasm gap within the right-wing evangelical community. The article highlights findings from my recent Colonizing African Values report, exposing that ACLJ is leading the drive to enshrine U.S. Christian Right principles in African law through its offices in Zimbabwe and Kenya, including barring abortion even when the woman’s life is at risk, and ensuring gay sex (a “pervasion” equated with bestiality) is criminalized. These appalling actions abroad have too long gone without condemnation.

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