Transcript for Culture War: Film links U.S. Evangelicals to intolerance Against Gays In Uganda
Hello and welcome to top line I'm Olivier Knox of Yahoo! News and I'm Rick Klein -- ABC news -- our guest today is Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams here to talk about his new movie god loves. And a parent are so you've been -- -- -- -- -- -- China has already been six. -- -- -- it is important statistics. Who live distant. -- welcome thank you you've just spent a couple of years exploring the linkages between American missionary work in Africa. And a tide of rampant and frequently violent anti gay sentiment. Yes all evangelicals -- followed told me that they feel they've lost the culture war here in America as marriage equality its past eight by three. The recent Supreme Court rulings but -- windy. And the global south and and especially in Africa and you've gone. -- nationalism from again in nineteen months in mind when -- called to be a missionary people. Only the lord is calling me today to pray for a great missionary force Americans not yet done. Sending her sons and daughters to bring the cost of the nation's. The poor the sick and you come anything we're gonna -- -- we're gonna kill you. It works and has a huge impact -- on the culture of an emerging countries like yes he'd gone there is the youngest population on the planet with median age of fifteen. Idi Amin had outlawed evangelicals -- it was a Muslim. When the righteous rule that people read choice. In Jamaica is -- -- but it but in Africa. These extremist -- Becomes. This pokes his son or -- -- kind event it -- isn't. And -- -- -- -- this being tapped out. -- -- most people would go in there with this kind of purpose. Do they think of themselves first and foremost is there to help were they -- themselves first and foremost to convert souls they don't do any humanitarian work they don't. Build schools hospitals -- help people they go into just. It's a numbers game -- souls and that it. Have you been back either to -- -- Or to the African countries involved in what what reception at leaving yet I just did a tour of Africa on it was amazing we were in Mulally we will broadcast on national radio -- after the film we had faith leaders and people from LG BTI community. And it was amazing because -- people from the out of time and came -- and public. For the first time and address the faith leaders and said -- made our lives miserable. And some of the -- produced -- Japanese that you know what we take back. What we said about you we never met a gay person we thought they were monsters -- Did you get a sense that -- you might have an impact either on policy or on these churches outreach in Africa I just. Did an interview with the former vice president of Uganda as a member of parliament is that he's changed his views on homosexuality. And and that criminal invasion of homosexuality is -- And that he was going to have to fight for the rights of all minorities so. -- it looks like it happened in fact is there a role for American foreign policy absolutely. We changed our policy under Clinton which with ABC abstinence be faithful use a condom. To undo bush faith based policy -- the condom and out the window so a lot of the -- far. Our money. That's administered by the US government is administered to faith based organizations who fight against condom use the vice president himself he said that he was he not allowed to distribute condoms. And on in his church they had the highest aids rate for the Clinton administration and went to the lowest under Clinton went back up to the highest aids rate. So it's about pat Barton now holding accountable there vendors in Uganda or any sign of -- -- using those kind of filters to make sure that the message that there -- that there actually should be on the ground as an advocate at American policies you've got this. It's very little separation of church and state you've -- as the pretty tough country most of the members of parliament are. Born again I'm. Evangelical -- the American government working hard quietly behind the scenes finally -- and in an amazing amount of access to do this movie. Everything we've increased eight feet deep look at that -- preaching to people who gets to give it to -- -- you welcome back here for. I don't think I'll be welcome back at the international house of prayer. But I will tell you we did screen recently in Kansas City. We invited all everyone from and in my house prepared to comment but people came in one moment that compensates with a student of her church -- -- -- deal with it and that was very. Very you know. Powerful. Art thank you very much thank you I'm -- -- -- Yahoo! News you can find me on Twitter at -- Knox and I'm Rick -- for ABC news you can find me on Twitter at Rick Klein and as always. With us next.
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