Photo courtesy of Dallas International Film Festival
A twenty-first century crusade is happening in Uganda with deadly consequences unknown to many Americans. In the provocative documentary, God Loves Uganda, director Roger Ross Williams skillfully shows us a country that has become a battleground of prayers, homophobia and greed.
The film reveals how various pastors and politicians, both in the U.S. and abroad, are attempting to convert Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity, complete with anti-gay views and policies. With so much of Uganda’s population under the age of 15, these influential powers are preaching against “sexual sin” to vulnerable minds, in a country where the government has even proposed official legislation making homosexuality punishable by death.
Williams provides a disturbing look at the different angles and different people behind a movement that is both a threat to human rights and a contradiction to the Christian message of peace and love.