Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lou Engle, nutso homophobic preacher, expressed support for Uganda anti-homosexuality bill before apologizing about it

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click to enlarge The architects of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill claim Lou Engle (pictured) lies to the media and really supports them.
  • The architects of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill claim Lou Engle (pictured) lies to the media and really supports them.

Nutbag apocalyptic preacher (and BFF of U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback) Lou "A Sexual Insanity Will Be Unleashed Upon the Earth" Engle apologized a couple of weeks ago after legislation that would impose a life sentence or the death penalty for the "crime" of

"aggravated homosexuality" in Uganda was promoted at one of his TheCall events in that country. Engle pleaded ignorance, claiming he left the prayer meeting early to catch a flight and didn't find out about the bill getting publicized until much later.

One prominent author, Jeff Sharlet, is questioning Engle's sincerity.

In a guest post

on the

blog of psychology professor Warren Throckmorton, Sharlet

wonders whether Engle or his allies in Uganda is lying. Sharlet

interviewed David Bahati and Julius Oyet, two

of the architects behind the country's anti-homosexuality bill, and they

"were ecstatic at what they perceived as

Engle's strong support of the bill" and claimed "Engle had explicitly

expressed

his support for the bill, telling them that he had to lie to the Western

media because gays control it."

Sharlet also spoke with Engle,

who told him, "We're just trying to take a stand to

encourage them in their stand."

In his apology, Engle

wrote:

"...I am grateful that I had the

privilege of going to

Uganda and meeting Christian leaders who explained their heart

concerning the Bill. Not one was carrying even an ounce of hatred for

homosexuals. They actually desired to influence the lawmakers in Uganda

to lessen the penalties."

Not quite, Sharlet answered.

Oyet and Bahati are strong supporters of the death penalty, although Oyet doesn't quite know what homosexuality is. (He

apparently can't wiki.) Sharlet asked him if "he believed homosexuals

are demonically possessed." Oyet called homosexuality "abnormal sex."

"You

would say yes. Because one drives you to that. Because

homosexuals, they would now eat their own feces. They would eat their

own waste. That is what they call golden shower where you lick the anus

of someone. Isn't that demonic?"

Uh, no. And that is not a golden

shower.  Even some heteros are into golden showers, too.

Here's

Engle's speech from his trip to Uganda (via Current TV's documentary Missionaries of Hate), in which he

calls Uganda "ground zero," says they're "trying to restrain an agenda

that is going to hurt the nation and hurt families" and prays for God to

"make a stand for righteousness."

Hey, Sen. Brownback. Ready

to denounce Engle yet?

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