Thursday, January 07, 2010

Lying for Jesus

In the video above, Box Turtle Bulletin (where you can find more videos and analysis) exposes one of the far-right American christianist extremists behind Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill. In the video, the wingnut says, “I know more about this [homosexuality] than almost anyone in the world” and then goes to prove the opposite. He lies, distorts, lies, defames and lies so much that it’s hard to believe this is his real name or that he had any siblings. If nearly every word out of his mouth is a deliberate falsification, how can anything he says be believed?

In the video he’s seen spouting lie after lie after lie, and then he blames both the Holocaust and the Rwanda genocide on gay people (yeah, seriously) and then he accuses all gay men of molesting children. It’s obvious why the Southern Poverty Law Center branded his group a hate group—because it is.

He’s now trying to lie his way out of his involvement in the Uganda crime in the making by claiming he was duped. I think he’s lying to try and cover his hate-monger ass. His record, as shown in the video above, suggests that he’s incapable of telling the truth, and it’s about time we started calling them what they are: Hate-filled liars.

Tip o' the Hat to Joe.My.God.


Roger Owen Green said...

Not just this, but in general, it's amazing how little people in the US know what happens in sub-Saharan Africa unless it affects them directly.

Arthur Schenck said...

I agree, but I'd go farther: Most Americans know very little about what goes on anywhere in the world. Heck, many don't know what goes on outside their state or even their county!

People can't pay attention to everything, of course—there's too much in the world—and many won't notice things until the media dishes them up. But I also think it's natural for people to sit up and take notice when something happens that they can relate to in some way. It doesn't necessarily have to affect them personally, though if they can imagine how they'd be affected, they'll certainly notice. Sometimes, their heart is affected (I'm thinking of African famines, for example).

I guess what I'm saying is that sure Americans—or people in other countries—don't always notice what goes on in the world, but that's not always a negative thing or with bad motivation.