"Debater: Swedish christians to cooperate with people who want to kill homosexuals"
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"the DEBATE. Today is the International day against homophobia and transphobia – IDAHOT. Around the world attention to the repression against lgbt people, a repression that can take the form of assault and murder. Or, as in Uganda, which a few years ago was to be the death penalty for homosexuality. n nLandet has in recent decades undergone a christian revival, and there are a large number of evangelical churches in the country. This is where you preach against homosexuals. Before then, the country was also homophobic, but it is with the new american missionaries ' arrival as the hatred has exploded. "
"In my book ”the Fundamentalists – the new churches and the hatred against lgbt people” I talk about the contacts between advocates of the death penalty for homosexuals in Uganda and the Swedish christian churches. "
"One of the churches is Hillsongkyrkan which is partnerkyrka with Watotokyrkan in Kampala. One of the authors of the draconian proposal of the death penalty was the elders of the assembly Steven Langa. "
"How can the Swedish church leaders to cooperate with people who want to see homosexuals dead?"
"Swedish Hillsongs head pastor Andreas Nielsen said to the Newspaper the Day that they only had the children's choir from Watoto on the visit. Nielsen forget his congregation invited pastor Marilyn Skinner from Watoto to Stockholm. In Uganda, I also met young people on the konfirmandresa from Hillsongs Göteborgsförsamling to just Watotokyrkan."
"But Hillsong is not alone. Marilyn Skinner has also visited the word of Life in Uppsala and word of Life's pastor Joakim Lundqvist has been preaching in Watotokyrkan in Kampala. "
"Uganda is one of the world's most homophobic countries. "
"A profile is pastor John Mulinde, who arranged a big prayer meeting to support the death penalty for homosexuality. John Mulinde was in Sweden in autumn, invited by the working group ”Hope for Sweden”, which consists of the International christian chamber of commerce, Sverigebönen, New Wine, Citykyrkan, the World today, Youth with a mission, Claphaminstitutet, Swedish evangelical alliance, the Network of relationships and sexuality and Christian friskolerådet. "
"These groups in Sweden is well-known lgbt opponents. The evangelical alliance has just published a book, 'true colours' giving their views on church and lgbtq issues. "
"the Book starts with that it is difficult to be critical of homosexuality because it is about people of flesh and blood. "
"But it does not seem to be difficult in practice, if you invite people who want to see homosexuals dead to instruct the churches on how Sweden can become as successful as Uganda. John Mulinde describes Uganda as a leader where God has done wonders."
"Why do these organisations align themselves with the people that want a group of people should be killed? I think it depends on a fatal naivety from the missionslängtande bible believing christians. "
"Uganda is a country where violence is very close after decades of war, violence, terror and genocide. 25 years ago, former friends killing each other in the neighboring country of Rwanda after the propaganda disseminated in radio. 800 000 people were killed in the genocide. "
"When the missionaries as Skinner's come to Uganda and preach against homosexuals are the consequences enormous. Human rights lawyers say that no other group in Uganda are exposed to something that is similar to the hatred that lgbt people experience."
"My hope is that the Swedish churches reflect on my criticism and not just encounter the down, as they have done so far. For it is not like Today's editor-in-chief Elisabeth Sandlund says ”only” the ”guilt-by-association”. I am sure that the Day would not defend muslim communities that invite imams with the same hatretorik. "
"nAnnika Hamrud, a journalist and writer"
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