Barbara Shelly

June 26, 2014 5:22 PM

U.S. churches turn a blind eye to persecution of gays overseas

In countries like Uganda, Nigeria and Cameroon, gays have been beaten, imprisoned and even murdered. The president of Gambia vowed in a speech to “fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes.” While mainline churches in the United States worry about pastors who perform same-sex weddings, they ignore the dreadful human rights crimes being committed in Africa in the name of religion.

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