|SHL Movie Club: God Loves Uganda|
The following e-mail announcement was sent by Sue Edward to the Movie Club mailing list:
Hello movie club!
Our August film is "God Loves Uganda" on Saturday, August 3, 7:00pm at the Park Circle Film Society, 4820 Jenkins Ave (just off East Montague and across from the North Charleston High School football stadium). SHL is co-sponsoring this movie with the Alliance for Full Acceptance. Following the film we will go for a drink/snack. Hope to see you there!
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders, and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.
"Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion."
The film will be shown at the Olde Village Community Building, located at 4820 Jenkins Ave, North Charleston, right between the fire station and the Half-Moon Outfitters corporate office. You'll find plenty of on-street parking, and a public lot behind the venue.
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