Uganda “Kill-The-Gays” Bill Supporter To Speak In St. Louis

Jim Burroway

June 17th, 2010

Lou Engle, who was recently revealed to be a behind-the-scenes supporter of Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, will be speaking for the next three weeks at the Gateway House of Prayer in St. Louis. Engle will speak nightly between June 20 to July 12. Michael Brown will also be speaking as well.

Lou Engle on stage with other supporters of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill at a TheCall rally in Kampala (Michael Wilkerson / Religion Dispatches)

Last month, Engle conducted a TheCall Rally at the sports field of Kampala’s Makarere University. According to numerous reports, that event was a political rally calling for passage of the draconian legislation which imposes the death penalty under certain circumstances. It will also provide criminal penalties for family members who refuse to report gay people to police. Engle’s rally featured key bill supporters, including the bill’s sponsor MP David Bahati, Ethics and Integrity Minister James Nsaba Buturo, and Ugandan pastor Julius Oyet. Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, spent a considerable amount of time with Bahati and Oyet, and reported that they both told him that Engle actually supports the bill, despite his ambiguous public statements attempting to distance himself from the proposals.

The Gateway House of Prayer appears to be an outgrowth of the Kansas City-based International House of Prayer. Gateway House of Prayer is located on S. Lindbergh Blvd. in the western St. Louis suburb of Rock Hill.

Rob

June 17th, 2010

Shouldn’t Bahati be made persona non grata?

Paul in Canada

June 17th, 2010

International House of…..pancake-heads!
These are not christians, they’re opportunistic hate-mongers.

It’s a shame you Yanks don’t have hate-speech laws like we do in Canada (not to open yet another debate on the issue but to point out how ridiculous this all is considering the subjects are supposed to be a community of faith setting a Christ-like example).

Lindoro Almaviva

June 17th, 2010

What kind of demonstrations have been planned? I am in the midwest and would have no problems going there. St. Louis is a 4 hour drive for me.

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