File this one under the very worst possible good news imaginable. Uganda has decided to not make it legal to kill homosexuals. Instead, they’ll just put them in jail. Yay?
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins took time out to tweet the group’s support of Uganda:
American Liberals are upset that Ugandan Pres is leading his nation in repentance – afraid of a modern example of a nation prospered by God?
This was interpreted by anyone with a brain as inherent support for the anti-homosexual bill, given that the two pieces of news came so close to each other. FRC, though, claims that Perkins was just tweeting about the fact that heathen liberals are up in arms because Uganda’s president is dedicating the nation to repentance from god.
This is a pretty laughable claim. First off, try finding anyone anywhere who is complaining about Uganda’s prayer ceremony. You’ll just find Perkins complaining about the mystery complainers. All the outcry has been about the bill. Plus, it’s still support for a person and a country that would pass such a law. It’s as if the FRC were to say, “We don’t support Mussolini at all! We’re just praising him for his efficiency in getting the trains to run on time.” Or maybe more to the point, “We don’t support apartheid at all! We’re just praising South Africa for rededicating themselves to god by speaking some gobbledegook.”
And that’s American Christianity in a nutshell these days. As long as you speak the right words, your deeds don’t matter at all.