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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:31 PM

24. All groups aren't quite what they seem.

First flag, Kony hasn't operated in Northern Uganda in almost 5 years.

It also seems that a majority of the charity's funds go for expenses and administration. And their main goal is fundie evangelizing.

Kony, and his LRA are indeed butchers, but the atrocities committed by the Ugandan Army seem to make them look like amateurs.

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2012/03/11/invisible-children-funded-by-antigay-creationist-christian-right/

Posted by B. E. Wilson at 12:49 pm
March 11, 2012
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Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right



What does Invisible Children share in common with the Discovery Institute, the leading organization promoting “Intelligent Design”, a pseudo-scientific theory created to insinuate creationist ideas into public schools — or with The Call, whose leader Lou Engle claims homosexuals are possessed by demons, calls God an “avenger of blood” and a “terrorist”, and in May 2010 staged a rally in Kampala, Uganda, at which Engle warned of a gay menace to society and shared a stage with one of the authors of Uganda’s notorious Anti Homosexuality Bill ?

990 IRS tax forms and yearly reports from Invisible Children, and 990s from its major donors, tell a story that’s jarringly at odds with the secular, airbrushed, feelgood image the nonprofit has cultivated.

Among the tens of millions of people who have watched Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 viral video, including Oprah Winfrey – a dedicated supporter of LGBT rights who also has given $2 million dollars to Invisible Children, how many were aware of IC’s extensive financial ties to far-right fundamentalism, including major funders of the mounting global war on gay rights ? IC doesn’t go out of its way to advertise these things.

(snip) much more at link

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