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  •  We, at home, should work here to tackle this (3+ / 0-)
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    It [a report published] accuses evangelical stars such as Pat Robertson and Rick Warren as well as Catholic and Mormon groups of setting up institutions and campaigns in Africa that are "fanning the flames of the culture wars over homosexuality and abortion by backing prominent African campaigners and political leaders."

    The report – "Colonizing African Values: How the U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa" – was presented by the Political Research Associates of Boston, a think tank that describes itself as "progressive" and focusing on what it calls attacks on civil liberties by the political and Christian right.

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    "Definitely there is a link between conservative Christians in America and conservative Christian leaders in Uganda," Okia [nephew of Uganda's President] confirmed to the report's researchers. Okia spoke of "a close intellectual and mentoring relationship."

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    Kaoma's report identifies groups belonging to a loose network of right-wing charismatic Christians. They include Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the Catholic Church's Human Life International (HLI) and the Mormon-led Family Watch International. All have launched or expanded offices in Africa over the past five years.

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    So if you want to know how to take action, start looking at those in your backyard who are making a profit off of exporting this kind of hatred to people who lack all sorts of resources ranging from political power, global status, education, literacy, media access, physical resources, food, medicine, etc... and who subsequently often rely on Church groups for more access to these :/

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