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The Uganda “Kill the Gays Experiment”- Operation Minnesota

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June 11, 2011

By: Jamie Clark

People usually surround themselves with others that have identical morals, values and goals whether it be as friends or colleagues. That is why I feel obligated to share a few grim reminders here, just in case anyone has missed the connections between Uganda and Minnesota.
Yesterday, the Minnesota Independent posted an article which included a picture of Bradlee “kill the gays” Dean with Minnesota Family Council President, Tom Prichard. This sounds innocent enough (if that’s even possible) until, of course, you look at the rest of their circle of friends. Dean is also pals with Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, who has also been a guest on Dean’s radio talk shows. In one such interview, he promotes a book called “The Pink Swastika,” which is really nothing more than hate propaganda attempting to once again demonize homosexuals. He promotes it because he is friends with the author, Scott Lively.
In 2009, Lively and two associates traveled to Uganda to talk about what he calls “the gay agenda” to basically destroy everything we touch. This country already condemned homosexuality, but now they were being told that their families and even their health, would be threatened as long as gays existed in their society. Easily influenced by a man who they saw as a honest American minister, the people demanded action. Homosexuals in Uganda insist it was the message brought by Lively and his pals that caused panic to turn into what we refer to as  the Uganda “kill the gays” Bill. Written by Ugandan Parliament member David Bahati, this bill called for the execution of homosexuals not willing to endure so called  “ex-gay therapy.”
I know that this may seem like nothing more than a series of coincidental acquaintances, that is until you throw the Minnesota Family Council and Tom Prichard into the mix.
Last month, the MFC had an article on it’s site that accused homosexuals of “aberrant behavior such as those who commit incest, adultery, bestiality or pedophilia ” and added that we “ingest urine and feces.” Most American’s know these accusations are ridiculous and such acts are not due to homosexuality. The  MFC quickly deleted the article, but Prichard still defended the sentiments afterward. Some of these words have been used before in recent history, by none other than Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, who is also a top “kill the gays” activist in that country. No wonder  the MFC was so quick to hit the delete button.
I know this is the United States, and there are laws that protect homosexuals from being rounded up for execution. We need to keep in mind however, that not only do all these guys have a hateful bond, a few of them also have direct ties to political figures such as Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann. The link between them and Bradlee Dean is more than obvious after his “prayer” on the MN Legislative floor, and both of them have even been on  Bryan Fischer’s radio talk show. I find it very unsettling that these members of our political parties are spending time with people such as Dean and Fischer, both of whom think homosexuals are monsters that need to eliminated for society to be pure. What exactly is the big picture in all of this?
I feel that these hate groups and individuals think Minnesotan’s are simple minded and closed off from the world. Why else would they not even bother to pretend that they don’t run in the same circles? Why did the MFC use language on their website reminiscent of things used to mobilize hate in Uganda?  Did they want to see if Minnesotan’s would react in the same way Ugandans did, or do they just think that Ssempa is a great role model to base their “Christian“ ministries on? I can’t help but worry about what could happen if anyone in this circle of hate were to hold a major office such as President, especially now that we are seeing a major push across the country for religious domination of our rights. Writing discrimination into a document meant to protect citizens can open doors to laws and dangers we never thought would be possible here.

Lively insists the Ugandan’s took his message much further than he ever intended. Some people think however, that Uganda was a test, a sort of warped experiment on human nature.  Maybe, maybe not-  I‘m beginning to think anything could be possible. Either way the fact remains that these people definitely know each other in one way or another, and like I said, we do seek friends that share our morals, values and goals.

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One Response to The Uganda “Kill the Gays Experiment”- Operation Minnesota

  1. Pat

    June 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Perhaps the hate groups might pay a wee bit of attention if, instead of it being LGBT groups telling them they are wrong, it were U.S. correctional facilities. I have a sister that just retired from our state’s correctional department, where she spent the past fifteen years or so as a prison superintendent (read “warden”). According to her, it is well known that the vast majority of pedophiles and incestuous abusers are heterosexual.

    Particularly with pedophiles, the gender of their victims is immaterial; they are seeking sexual contact with pre-pubescent children. Incestuous abusers are first and foremost abusers; instead of fists and boots they use their bodies to beat down their victims.

    For the vengeful among us, it is somewhat heartening to know that the only way pedophiles and incestuous abusers get to live out their sentences is in solitary confinement. If they are put into the general population of almost any prison, their life expectancy is measured in days, rather than years. In a weird sort of way, the majority of American prison inmates have a high regard for children, and will not suffer their abusers to live.

    And those abusers are rarely gay.