The Family: “You forced us to go public” with Ugandan Kill the Gay Bill Problem

The Family is a fundamentalist group with thousands of members across the world (by their own admission) bent on inserting their religious perspective into national and global politics. It is documented (in part) in The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet.

In recent weeks, Rachel Maddow has been documenting and exposing The Family’s role in developing and advancing legislation to systematically murder gays and their sympathizers in Uganda (the President of Uganda is a member of The Family). This exposure appears to have resulted in this powerful organization putting reverse pressure on Uganda. We expect to see further movement in this area. If things work out as they seem to be working out, a lot of people will have Rachel Maddow to thank.


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I’ll start. Thank you Rachel!

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3 thoughts on “The Family: “You forced us to go public” with Ugandan Kill the Gay Bill Problem

  1. Thank you Rachel.

    If anyone needs to be exterminated (the key word is ‘if’ – NOBODY should be exterminated), it’s fundies who are bent on making the US a theocracy, not gays.

  2. … 10,000 groups around the world are associated with The Family… (approx mid-clip)

    Sharlet & Maddow have a lifetime’s work ahead exposing these guys’ nefarious projects – and the rest of us in opposing them.

  3. Rachel is homegrown Bay Area!! She was the only one to pick up the gauntlet on this matter. If not for her, it would have quietly gone into effect…. Rachel is awesome.

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