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US Religious Right Presses Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A new report says conservative U.S. Christian groups are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation.

It accuses evangelical stars Pat Robertson and Ricky Warren as well as Catholic and Mormon groups of setting up institutions and campaigns in Africa that are "reshaping national political dynamics and even laws based on an American template."

Tuesday's report from Boston-based Political Research Associates identifies a network of right-wing Christians that it accuses of "fanning the flames of the culture wars over homosexuality and abortion by backing prominent African campaigners and political leaders."

But some of the Africans cited in the report as promoting the conservatives' agenda say they are just using funds from foreign friends who share similar beliefs.

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  • , 2012-07-24 10:39:44

    When that old bastard finally dies and heads straight to Hell I hope he sees the error of his ways. The God I know made me exactly the way He planned. Pat Satan Robertson chose his path of hatred and intolerance.

  • , 2012-07-24 11:09:23

    Christian, yeah right. How would the Africans act if they knew these same people are racist and think they are sub-human?

  • , 2012-07-24 13:18:57

    I don’t understand why hate groups(yes, religious rights are hate groups), should get tax exemptions and allow toPreach lies and hate. Tax payers should not play any part in their hateful messages.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-07-24 20:16:19

    Pat Roberts...Now, there’s an obituary I eagerly look forward to stumbling on, although vegitative stroke works too.

  • , 2012-07-26 19:53:16

    No shame in your OLD game.

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