The three American who spoke at the "anti-gay" conference — Scott Lively, a missionary who has written several books against homosexuality, including “7 Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child”; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads “healing seminars”; and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, whose mission is “mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality” — are now trying to distance themselves from Ugandas's legislative bill to execute all known homosexuals.
“I feel duped,” Mr. Schmierer said, arguing that he had been invited to speak on “parenting skills” for families with gay children.
He acknowledged telling audiences how homosexuals could be converted into heterosexuals, but he said he had no idea some Ugandans were contemplating the death penalty for homosexuality.
“That’s horrible, absolutely horrible,” he said. “Some of the nicest people I have ever met are gay people.”
Back in the 80s, when I debated (see link) some of the early victims of "Exodus International" on The Phil Donahue Show, who would have guessed that these "gay conversion" freaks and "cured homosexuals" would one day be holding hands with Inauguration Speaker Rick Warren and the C-Street Boys, inspiring criminal justic policy in... Uganda?
Max Blumenthal's Republican Gomorrah has more, much more, on who paid for all this.