Video Exposes Antigay Western Theocratic Effort "Transforming" Uganda
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 01:44:45 PM EST
Cited in January 2010 testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, my new 20 minute documentary, Transforming Uganda, exposes the immense political influence in Uganda of the International Transformation Network and ideological influence of George Otis, Jr.'s Transformations videos. Featuring conference video footage, Transforming Uganda presents a radically new perspective; a little-known but global evangelical effort, which claims gays are possessed by demons and that faith healing can cure HIV and AIDS, is working to "transform" the nation of Uganda along theocratic lines. Individuals in that effort, shown in the video, are directly tied to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill that would mandate execution for HIV positive Ugandan citizens. According to gay rights activist Jim Burroway, the bill appears to still be in play.

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Here's a longer writeup describing the video:

Transforming Uganda is a new 20 minute documentary, by Bruce E. Wilson, that exposes immense influence that an evangelizing effort called the International Transformation Network, and the globally distributed videos of its media partner, the Sentinel Group, exert in Uganda.

The ITN is one of several global efforts, operating under the "transformation" brand, that are re-engineering  along theocratic lines cities and even entire nations. For the Transformation movement, which claims homosexuals are possessed by demons and that prayer and faith healing have cured thousands of HIV and AIDS cases in the nation, Uganda is a prototype.

For over a year ITN representatives have been at work to setting up a training network spanning  approximately 14,000 evangelical churches in Uganda, and ITN's head Africa representative states, as shown in the video, that the Transformation Network Uganda is "basically an ITN chapter." The International Transformation Network has active efforts underway across Africa but also in the United States, in Newark, New Jersey, Hawaii, Jacksonville, Florida, and elsewhere.

ITN representatives have enjoyed official state dinners hosted by Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni, and video propagandists for the movement have enjoyed direct personal access to the Musevenis since the late 1990's.

Even more striking are Janet Museveni's extremely close ties to the International Transformation Network. Museveni attended her first ITN conference, in Kampala, in 2004. In 2006, Museveni and her daughter Patience traveled to ITN's yearly world conference, held in Argentina that year.

Unable to attend in 2008, Janet Museveni sent the head of Uganda's tax authority to speak on her behalf at the ITN's 18th world conference. Janet Museveni is personally supervising the Transformation process, which emphasizes the need to fuse church and business sectors, in one of Uganda's poorest districts. Museveni's daughter Patience runs a church whose members are being trained by ITN to transform Kampala. One of the attendees has been David Bahati, who drafted Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Both Bahati, and Benson Obua-Ogwal, the Ugandan MP's who who introduced the internationally notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill in parliament, are closely linked, as the documentary shows, to the International Transformations effort and are members of the College of Prayer Uganda - headed by a leading Transformation movement advocate, Julius Oyet.

Oyet starred in one of the globally distributed Transformations videos,  by Sentinel Group founder George Otis, Jr., which have spread the Transformation movement's eliminationalist,  witch and demon-haunted ideology. College of Prayer Uganda, which played a significant role organizing and inspiring legislators who have backed the Anti Homosexuality Bill, is a chapter of the International College of Prayer, whose top leaders are Americans who operate out of a church in a  suburb of Atlanta. Another American in the documentary, evangelist and Transformation advocate Os Hillman, also lives in an Atlanta suburb.

Left unexplored in the documentary, to preserve clarity and minimize length, is the wider nature of the Transformation movement, which is part of the international apostolic and prophetic movement under church growth specialist C. Peter Wagner, founder of the New Apostolic Reformation. Most of the leading figures in the video are leaders in Wagner's movement, which in turn is arising within the rapidly growing neocharismatic segment of Christianity that was estimated, by 2000, to encompass 295 million Christians worldwide.

The 19th ITN world conference was held November 8-11, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii.




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by jems5 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 01:33:57 AM EST

Bruce, Thank You for such a comprehensive look at what is being done in Uganda.

It is MORE than apparent what the Dominionists have failed to do (so far) here at home they are on the verge of accomplishing in Uganda , i.e., set up a theocratic government.

And when they accomplish this their first targets will be the 'GLBT community (not that it already isn't) and the 15% of the people who identify as Muslim.

It will be a blood bath in the name of Jesus, Hallelujah!

by JerrySloan on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 01:55:15 AM EST

I agree - they seem to intend to target gays, then next on the enemies list will surely be Muslims and the list is very long: socialists, labor organizers, feminists, reproductive rights activists of all sorts, liberals and leftists generally, on and on.

It bears mentioning, too, that almost a decade ago the Ugandan army forced the Acholi people of Northern Uganda into concentration camps where their population has gradually been reduced through massacres perpetrated by the Ugandan army and Joseph Kony's LRA but especially through the attrition of disease including HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, and lack of clean drinking water. One former undersecretary of the UN has stated that this is slow genocide. So, the LGBT community wasn't the first on the list. An additional horror - Yoweri Museveni came to power with the aid of child soldiers.

by Bruce Wilson on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 09:08:36 AM EST
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What would your late (and former) friend Jerry Falwell have to say about all this ? Probably nothing, I would guess, but I can't speak for the dead.

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