May Day! May Day! In DC, Freaky Fundies, Congressmen Will Pray to Lift America’s “Curse”

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 7:30 pm

May Day holds a variety meanings, depending on one’s religion, or lack thereof. A group is celebrating May Day as “A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress” and has called for members of the religious right to “gather at the steps below the Lincoln Memorial to beg God to forgive America for having elected wicked leaders like President Obama.” Oh and the organizers believe that America is cursed for having “made the choice of death” by electing President Obama.

 

Movement Behind Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill Organizing in Newark

By: Friday January 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Street by street, block by block, organized by city ward, PrayforNewark’s squads of church members are walking their city, praying for residents and businesses. Launched on Martin Luther King Day in 2008, its leaders claim their effort now fields enough volunteers to pray for almost every street in the New Jersey city. Endorsed by Newark’s liberal mayor, PrayforNewark would seem a blessing for any city. What could be wrong with prayer ? But the effort is directly tied to an international movement that, as detailed in my new video documentary Transforming Uganda, played a significant role in organizing and inspiring Ugandan politicians who have backed the internationally notorious “kill the gays” bill, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently before Uganda’s parliament.

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