A film was released this month which explores the part played by US evangelism in the return to biblical law in Uganda, leading up to the proposal of a bill which would make homosexuality punishable by death.

The film ‘God Loves Uganda’, was released in several cities in the US earlier this month.

The trailer

The film’s website says it “is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.

“The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting ‘sexual immorality’ and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law.”

God Loves Uganda premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 18 January, 2013 and has won numerous awards at film festivals. The film serves as a catalyst for change, through our upcoming international screening tour and social action campaign.

US evangelist Scott Lively is currently being sued by the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda, which alleges that his actions in Uganda over the past ten years led to the persecution, torture, arrest and murder of gay people in the country.

The bill, dubbed ‘Kill the Gays’, proposes that homosexuality be punishable by death in Uganda. It was introduced in 2009, however it has not been passed.