"Conservative groups increase their spending and activity in what critics call an ‘opportunistic use of Africans’ for US-style ‘culture wars’"
In 2020 Open democracy reported that "Exclusive: US Christian Right pours more than $50m into Africa" - and with a lot more that has probably gone in since, the Christians are starting to see the success of their investment. Uganda has just passed the KILL THE GAYS BILL, Ghana is on track for their equally chilling anti-Homosexuality Bill known as the "FAMILY VALUES" ACT, noting distinctly American Christian nomenclature, and Kenya's new government is poising to do the same. All the while the over 30 countries on the continent which harbor draconian colonial-era Penal Codes are poised for battle as awareness of basic human rights does battle with the Christian re-colonization fo Africa. It is time to reiterate this report in BOLD terms- because as noted above, I repeat - the investment has been realized:
Open Democracy investigation reports:
"More than 20 US Christian groups known for fighting against LGBT rights and access to safe abortion, contraceptives and comprehensive sexuality education have spent at least $54m in Africa since 2007. These are the results of a new investigation by openDemocracy, which documents the scale of this spending for the first time.
The Fellowship Foundation, a secretive US religious group whose Ugandan associate, David Bahati, wrote Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill, is the biggest spender in Africa. Between 2008 and 2018, this group sent more than $20m to Uganda alone.
None of the US groups reveals the identities of their funders or details of how exactly they spend their money overseas. Globally, openDemocracy found that a larger group of 28 US organizations had spent at least $280m around the world to influence laws, policies and public opinion against sexual and reproductive rights."
THIS IS RE-COLONIZATION! And the Africans have fallen, 'hook, line and sinker' for it!
Check out this spending since 2008 - a markedly significant year in the quest for marriage equality in the united States:
The $280 million ‘dark money’ global empire of the US Christian right:
PIC: White America re-colonizes Africa with their American Dollars investing in homophobia, to KILL THE GAYS, instead of investing love.
BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION $96,132,520 (global)
This group is led by the famous US evangelical preacher’s son, Colonizer-in-Chief, Franklin Graham, who once said Satan is the architect of same-sex marriage and called Islam “evil and very wicked”. He is an outspoken supporter of Trump and said that God was behind the 2016 election. He was in Russia in 2017, meeting Kremlin officials who are under US sanctions, on a trip he said was personally signed off by vice president Michael Pence. Oh yes its political too!
AND THE REST OF SIMILAR ILK: FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION $44,664,261
Also known as “The Family”, this secretive group is behind the National Prayer Breakfast, an elite Washington, DC annual networking event for politicians that has versions internationally. A 2019 Netflix series about this group describes Trump as its idealised ‘strongman’ or ‘Wolf King’. Trump’s religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback has been a member. Its associates also include the Ugandan MP David Bahati, who infamously wrote the “KILL THE GAYS” BILL which proposed the death sentence for homosexuality in Uganda.
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP $28,876,998 ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM $21,338,551 FOCUS ON THE FAMILY $17,921,428 AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE $17,787,393 HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL $12,242,737 FEDERALIST SOCIETY $5,425,566 CATO INSTITUTE $5,059,411 BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES $4,408,609 WORLD YOUTH ALLIANCE $3,505,874 THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION $3,342,517 ACTON INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND LIBERTY $3,143,579 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE DEFENSE OF TRADITION, FAMILY, PROPERTY $3,123,131 SUMMIT MINISTRIES $2,343,631 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE $1,755,043 POPULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE $1,742,423 HEARTBEAT INTERNATIONAL $952,990 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP $952,424 LIBERTY COUNSEL $902,313 LIFESITENEWS $510,719 HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION $464,019 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM INSTITUTE $435,087 CAPITOL MINISTRIES $420,306 EXODUS CRY $293,182 INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER $209,351 FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL $101,357
FAMILY WATCH INTERNATIONAL $89,830
SEE THE AFRICA PORTION:
What is so bizarre is how people have fallen for the re-colonization through the adoption of an ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT: "THOU SHALT KILL THE GAYS" - this follows the 5th COMMANDMENT: "THOU SHALT NOT KILL! Go figure!
A NOTE TO ALL CHRISTIANS: Its is here that I assert, if you are an affirming Christian - your silence sits on the shoulders of those dollars and you are equally expending the very hate you are silent about!
By Melanie Nathan Executive Director African Human Rights Coalition Nathan@AfricanHRC.org