Anti-gay rhetoric in Uganda has roots in U.S. media

01/19/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The anti-gay rhetoric allegedly promulgated by evangelical Christians to Ugandans has its roots in the "bile" aired every day on American TV as part of the "reasonable debate" on LGBT rights, according to writer Jesse Singal. "We're going to have to realize that the 'principled' opposition to gay rights coming from some prominent pundits is a thinly disguised version of the hatred that the anti-gay movement helped bring to Uganda," Singal writes. "Americans export the stuff because we have a surplus at home."

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