Saturday, November 28, 2009

The result of their labors

I guess I've been too busy hearing about "Sino-American" tweet-spert Chuck Todd's analysis of asian diplomacy to make note of the real achievements of America's greatest diplomats, right-wing Christian Congress-creeps:

Jeff Sharlet, author of “The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,” reported on NPR’s “Fresh Air” that it was a Family member in the Ugandan parliament who introduced a bill that would increase the punishment for homosexuality from life imprisonment, which is the maximum sentence today, to death:

SHARLET: [The] new legislation adds to this something called aggravated say that any kind of promotion of these ideas of homosexuality, including by foreigners, can result in prison terms. Talking about same sex-marriage positively can lead you to imprisonment for life. And it’s really kind of a perfect case study and the export of a lot of American largely evangelical ideas about homosexuality exported to Uganda, which then takes them to their logical end.

It sure would be nice if people, like say, Chuck Todd ever thought of asking some of these prominent Republicans and Democrats about stuff like this (how about starting with Bart Stupak and Chuck Grassley? ... seeing as it leads to actual policies that are, to say the least, abhorent and malevolent.

Here's some people they could ask:

Here is a list of current elected officials Sharlet mentioned in the interview who he says are associated with the Family:

* Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas
* Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
* Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wy.
* Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa
* Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.
* Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
* Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.
* Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.
* Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Penn.
* Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C.
* Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.
* Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn.
* Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.

(via Balloon Juice)

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