God Loves Uganda

Roger Ross Williams

Uganda is a battlefield where guns are replaced by crosses and the sound of bullets drown out by pious sermons. This movie provides an insight into the campaign of the American conservative evangelical movement and its attempts to eradicate sexual immorality.

American evangelicals of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) tend to compare Uganda to ‘Ground Zero’, providing the opportunity to submit the entire population to their radical world view. For decades, the evangelical movement has been building schools, hospitals and other amenities in the country. Meanwhile, its extremist religious ideas are injected into the minds of the Ugandan population and infiltrate politics and the media, deeply affecting the rights of gays and issues such as birth control. While the propaganda of IHOP’s conservative norms and values causes a wave of religious hatred and violence, an Ugandan bishop devotes himself to promoting dialogue and reconciliation.

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Roger Ross Williams
Country
United States
Type
Documentary
Duration
83 minutes
Themes
AIDS, gay & LGBT rights, politics & democracy, religion
Year
2013