Jamie Clark, a writer for lezgetreal.com, connects the dots between the Ugandan "Kill The Gays" Bill and rightwing Minnesota politcs:
Yesterday, the Minnesota Independent posted an article which included a picture of Bradlee â€œkill the gaysâ€ Dean with Minnesota Family Council President, Tom Prichard. This sounds innocent enough (if thatâ€™s even possible) until, of course, you look at the rest of their circle of friends. Dean is also pals with Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, who has also been a guest on Deanâ€™s radio talk shows. In one such interview, he promotes a book called â€œThe Pink Swastika,â€ which is really nothing more than hate propaganda attempting to once again demonize homosexuals. He promotes it because he is friends with the author, Scott Lively.
In 2009, Lively and two associates traveled to Uganda to talk about what he calls â€œthe gay agendaâ€ to basically destroy everything we touch. This country already condemned homosexuality, but now they were being told that their families and even their health, would be threatened as long as gays existed in their society. Easily influenced by a man who they saw as a honest American minister, the people demanded action. Homosexuals in Uganda insist it was the message brought by Lively and his pals that caused panic to turn into what we refer to as the Uganda â€œkill the gaysâ€ Bill. Written by Ugandan Parliament member David Bahati, this bill called for the execution of homosexuals not willing to endure so called â€œex-gay therapy.â€
I know that this may seem like nothing more than a series of coincidental acquaintances, that is until you throw the Minnesota Family Council and Tom Prichard into the mix.
Last month, the MFC had an article on itâ€™s site that accused homosexuals of â€œaberrant behavior such as those who commit incest, adultery, bestiality or pedophilia â€ and added that we â€œingest urine and feces.â€ Most Americanâ€™s know these accusations are ridiculous and such acts are not due to homosexuality. The MFC quickly deleted the article, but Prichard still defended the sentiments afterward. Some of these words have been used before in recent history, by none other than Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, who is also a top â€œkill the gaysâ€ activist in that country. No wonder the MFC was so quick to hit the delete button.