Our friends at ACET graciously loaned us God Loves Uganda, a film tracing the relationship between the atrocious (and recently overturned) Ugandan "death penalty" bill for "repeat practitioners" of homosexuality and the imported evangelical missions movement.
I'd heard bits and pieces about this film for awhile, with slight interest, as it followed a fringe megachurch* on the outskirts of my hometown, but I honestly didn't pay much attention when it was released. Everyone knows this group is a little wacky, I thought. It never occurred to me it might have any bearing on or relation to our work, or my hometown, or the American evangelical community at large.
But I was wrong. And even a couple of months later, I'm still struggling to put words to my thoughts. I mean, who can really touch on all this is about, the complexities and the history and the trauma? Or even our own complicity?Read More