Current TV's Vanguard series will be showing a powerful report on Uganda's horrendous anti-homosexuality "Kill the Gays" bill in a documentary entitled Missionaries of Hate. It premiers tonight, May 26th, at 10/9c.
Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda to trace the influence of American evangelical leaders on a proposed law that could make being gay punishable by death. Vanguard is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance.
More information about the documentary after the jump...
From Current TV:
CURRENT TV'S VANGUARD PREMIERES "MISSIONARIES OF HATE" WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 AT 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Episode Chronicles Increasing Strength of Anti-Gay Movement in Uganda, and the American Influence on Uganda's Laws and Attitudes
New Bill Would Increase Penalties Against Homosexuality, Make Homosexuality Punishable by Imprisonment or Death
Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda to delve into reasons behind the increasing strength of anti-gay sentiment spreading throughout the country, which prompted the creation of a proposed law that would severely increase penalties against homosexuality, making the practice punishable by imprisonment or death.
"Missionaries of Hate" explores the impact American Evangelicals have had on the movement, and features exclusive video of American Evangelical Lou Engle's visit to Uganda on May 2 to support the major backers of the proposed legislation. Mariana van Zeller also interviews Pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the most famous religious leaders in Uganda and an anti-gay crusader, whose preaching methods include showing gay pornography in church. She also talks to Ugandan citizens (both gay and straight) about their feelings on homosexuality, the new proposed law, and the effect it will have on their lives.
This documentary is not to be missed. The glimpses of life in Uganda for LGBT people and the excellent tracing of the American Evangelical influence makes this a report that everyone should see.